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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2022, 19:33:16 »
That list - Birna  Bruno  Hans  Rosko  Bent  & myself - I omitted 2 of the 8 names I already had - the full list included Erik and  Jan Anne.   I cheekily added them in,  though really I knew they had not made a committment. I just can't imagine a meet-up without those two great guys. They are essential.

I am looking for accommodation now, and it is proving quite difficult. People are going abroad less, because of covid. and taking their holidays in their homelands; so facilities are coming under more pressure than normal.

So - back to the Mac and Google search . . .




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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2022, 19:55:11 »
Bent includes Gunver -- can't keep those two apart :)

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2022, 20:15:05 »
Thanks for reminding me - Bent includes Gunver - how could I have forgotten?

The list has been fixed.
D.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2022, 22:40:31 »
Suitable accommodation for mid/late May is proving difficult. Another "window" for photography, in the Scottish climate, usually opens in the month of September and I'm thinking we could keep that in mind as a Plan B. In May, the position already is that we would have to go where there is accommodation, rather than where we want to be. We need to move fast but don't yet know how many of us will be at the meet-up. Anyone reading this, still undecided - if it's yes, please let me know as soon as you can.

If possible, can we try to make the starting-date the 21at May as it is already the dominant choice.

I have mentioned my poor health, and I would like (need) someone to be my driver and general helper. I have someone who is kind enough to agree to this punishment - a long-time friend; same age as me; a very fine professional photographer (people, journalism, "street", travel . . . ); easy to get along with . . . but not a member of NG. He would come as my guest and I will pay a full share of our group costs for him as well as a share for myself. What do you think? Yes or no? Feel free to say what you really think.   

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2022, 22:43:36 »
Any friend of yours automatically qualifies as a friend of us as well. No worries.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2022, 23:10:37 »
I hope to be able to go up to Loch Borralie for at least one of the days. So Ullapool or thereabouts would be great.


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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2022, 13:46:26 »
Any friend of yours automatically qualifies as a friend of us as well. No worries.

I agree, most certainly of course.
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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2022, 17:18:36 »
I think I may have found us a place. it is too close to where we stayed for the Kintail meet, but I was despairing of ever finding a place, even in September, and I think we can make this work.

https://holidayhomescotland.com/index.html

Copy this into the type-box at the top of a fresh browser page, and tap "accept" or "return" to go to this property's web-page.
It is called Larach Sithe ("Quiet Place") in Glenelg on the west coast of the mainland, opposite the eastern part of the Isle of Skye.

I need rapid approvals if we are to retain this accommodation. The cost is £1300 per week, and cut 10 ways I think we can all manage that. But we need speed, speed.
D.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2022, 17:57:15 »
Looks nice, does this: “All the bedrooms have en-suite facilities and wardrobe space” mean toilet and bathroom?

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2022, 18:35:59 »
Bent  the owner is supposed to be contacting me tonight with full detail, and I will post them here as soon as.
In the meantime - here's another web-page.
Best wishes,
Dave


https://www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com/highlands/glenelgholiday.htm


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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2022, 19:13:10 »
Any friend of yours automatically qualifies as a friend of us as well. No worries.

I am totally agree too.
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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2022, 19:49:00 »
I say we should just go for the suggested place. Price is acceptable if we are approx. 10 people.


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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2022, 21:45:39 »
Still waiting to hear from the owner, though their "week" has been changed from Fri--Fri to Sat--Sat and I think this suits us better.

So our dates will be what we were expecting - Sat. May21st to May28th

I will make a provisional booking and ask what they require as an advance payment.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2022, 23:43:31 »
another url, with very full details of the accommodation. Please let me know if you approve, asap. We will lose this booking unless we pay the deposit very soon. I'll take care of it and we'll square up later. Here's the house -

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGmvBrxfdPdzXqsNgxZQLJzJvbZ

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2022, 08:23:38 »
Hi David.
Looks like a link to your mailbox.
Any other way you can share the info?