PDML meet-up in Britain? Early May...

Chris Mitchell chrism8063 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 14:33:16 EST 2020


Yes, day trips are only viable when the tides are right - and they're
probably not by the sound of it. To get a full day in Guernsey, it might be
necessary to have 2 nights there so you'll have to decide on that basis.
Keep in touch off-list as I'm not here often these days...

Chris

On Fri, 17 Jan 2020 at 17:44, Stanley Halpin <stan at stans-photography.info>
wrote:

> Thanks all!
>
> Some variations to our plans that I have thought of, based in part on your
> responses:
>
>         a. on arrival in Southampton 1 May, instead of heading immediately
> SW we could instead head for London environs, overnight, Saturday with Bob
> & whoever, then proceed SW later on Saturday 2 May. Unless of course Bob
> has moved to Paris or back to Gibraltar or some other exotic locale.
>
>         b. We have thought of finding lodging a bit closer to or into
> Cornwall, e.g. Tavistock, Gunnislake… Which is the region Meg’s Dad was
> from. A feasible day trip from there would be back toward Exeter if Cotty &
> Alma are in that neighborhood.
>
>         c. Definitely intrigued by Guernsey. I checked ferry schedules
> from Poole. Given the timing and the length of the trip, it doesn’t seem
> feasible to do a day trip, but maybe an overnight. However I am not seeing
> any ferries back from Guernsey mid-day, everything seems to be late
> afternoon/evening… I’ll do some more looking and keep this in mind.
>
> I am a bit concerned about early May, Bank Holiday on 8 May, and how that
> impacts our plans. I can visualize great masses of urbanites streaming
> toward any available green space, zeroing in on all available “charming"
> B&Bs etc. But at least the powers-that-be had the sense to postpone May 1
> for a week so that any disruption will happen at the end of our travels
> rather than the beginning!
>
> I will continue planning and booking and will remain flexible on specific
> until mid-April.
>
> Stan
>
> > On Jan 17, 2020, at 5:21 AM, Steve Cottrell <cotty at seeingeye.tv> wrote:
> >
> > On 16/1/20, Stanley Halpin, discombobulated, unleashed:
> >
> >> Probably...
> >>      - to Exeter or further southwest, say Plymouth or Tavistock, via
> train
> >> or auto
> >>      - 7-night stay in an inn, day trips out and about
> >
> > Just can't keep you away ;-)
> >
> > Exeter is one of our possible move-to destinations so we know that part
> ot the world quite well and have a couple of bolt-holes. Will try and get
> down there if we can.
> >
> > Subject of course to the usual ailments and stresses - we were trying to
> get up to London later today to visit with Mark and Lisa but it's proving
> difficult with my car in for service and Alma's recovering cataract
> operation, her eye is a bit tender these past few days and the checkup
> appointment a few days away still.
> >
> > Will liaise nearer the time
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >  Cotty
> >
> >
> > ___/\__       UK Shoot / Edit
> > ||  (O)  |    <www.seeingeye.tv>
> > —————
>
> > On Jan 17, 2020, at 8:05 AM, Bob Pdml <pdmlbw at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I’ve jotted those dates down in my diary. Can’t guarantee anything yet
> as I have just put my house back on the market, so the rest of time now
> depends on how that plays out.
> >
> > Bob
>
>
> > On Jan 17, 2020, at 10:34 AM, Chris Mitchell <chrism8063 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Won't be able to get to the South West then. However, we'll be in
> Guernsey
> > from the 5th. If you fancy a day trip or a couple of days, we'd be happy
> to
> > show you around. There are flights from Exeter and boats from Poole...
> >
> > Chris
>
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