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General area & dates of possible Scotland trip

Poll closed Feb 1, 2018.
  1. Highlands

    12 vote(s)
    92.3%
  2. Lowlands

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  3. Arran or another island

    12 vote(s)
    92.3%
  4. September 2018

    9 vote(s)
    69.2%
  5. October 2018

    10 vote(s)
    76.9%
  6. November 2018

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. StephenM

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    I got back from almost a fortnight in Scotland on Sunday :D
     
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    One year we were on a boat trip from nearby and were on the water when the train went over the viaduct; so a photograph is possible without the crowds. Does anyone know if the Chroma can be adapted to wear a buoyancy aid to make the group shot possible? :D
     
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    Ah, you'll be wanting the Mk2 if you need the underwater housing..
     
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  6. Carl Hall

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    Me too Carl, especially if the weather's being all dramatic!
     
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    Just been into my garage and have found a bag of 4x5 double film holders,not in the best condition,but, maybe good for spares and repairs.

    Shall i bring then up to the meet for you to look and decide if wanted?

    Let me know.
     
  10. ChrisR

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    Yes please! ETA: even some of those for sale for £30 or so on fleabay look pretty darn rough...
     
  11. steveo_mcg

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    If you're struggling for space Richard you could always courier them up to me and I'll chuck them in my boot.
     
  12. medwaygreen

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    Thank you,however it is a small bag with some kit in no problem. Thank you for the offer.(y)
     
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    OH, that is great, we can have an auction then, starting @ ? :D
     
  14. RaglanSurf

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    We'll be picking up a hire car and leaving Inverness airport at midday on the Saturday so if anybody is arriving the same time and would like a lift just let me know.
    Bear in mind we will get some sort of tiny, budget, cheapskate hatchback so if you're coming with as many cameras as me it may be a squeeze.
     
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    Lol, 10 for each day we're there? :D
     
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  16. Carl Hall

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    Not sure what cameras I'm taking yet. I'll probably bring the Bessa for walkabouts, and the Nagaoka for proper landscape stuff, then either the 500cm or ETRS for other things. Oh, and I'll bring the drone as well as I haven't used it for landscapes much yet and it'll be awesome for mountains!
     
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  17. Andysnap

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    Isn't it a very sad state of affairs when we are already getting stressed over what equipment to take on holiday ? I think I'm just going to bring the Big Yellow Peril.

    [​IMG]2018-09-03_11-23-28 by Andy, on Flickr

    At least it won't be affected by the rain.. :D
     
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    I'm imagining everyone sitting around the breakfast table deciding what camera to use and sitting there all day as nobody manages to decide :)
     
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    Personally it's an easy choice... LF for just about everything, instax for everything else :D
     
  20. StephenM

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    In the light of the above posts, I may reconsider what I bring. My original intention was to bring "the lot" in case anyone wanted a play with different equipment. Nikon F2, Nikon F3, Canon F1, Pentax LX etc are common enough, as are the Mamiya RZ67 and C330. Less common are the Kine Exakta (the first 35mm SLR) and the Canon Dial half frame (motor wind...).

    Unless anyone is interested in checking what I could bring, I may keep it to the minimum and just bring LF and RZ67.

    If anyone would like to try the Intrepid 10x8, I can provide FP4 (the only 10x8 film I have) and a darkslide for loading (I have 6). I'm intending to bring a changing tent anyway. But - if anyone wants to try it, they're going to have to find something to do with the exposed sheet afterwards. Is it planned to do any kitchen sink developing? I can bring a 10x8 daylight tank.
     
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    I was thinking 8x10 and 5x4, plus a little bit of digital maybe. Potentially a little super8 as well
     
  22. steveo_mcg

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    RB and Shen Hao (maybe a Chroma if its ready)

    Might bring the baby yash too, just to give it a try.

    My bigger problem is I don't know what film I've actually got in stock.


    I'm going nowhere near 8x10 I do not need that temptation :D
     
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    You've not heard of an all day breakfast then :D
     
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  24. Carl Hall

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    That's my thoughts exactly! 4x5 can get spendy enough for me, I'd have to sell several organs to be able to get into 8x10 I think
     
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    With all the cameras and associated gubbins that you flying people are bringing, will you have any room for clothes? :D;)
     
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    No, me and Mrs Surf will be wearing our whole weeks clothes on the flight up while all my camera gear will be packed into the suitcases.
     
  27. Carl Hall

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    Didn't think wellies would be appropriate for the Highlands, so I bought some new walking boots yesterday, and a coat too. I am officially ready :D
     
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    I'm bringing wellies as well as walking boots, just in case! There are plenty of lochs to paddle in! :D
     
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  29. StephenM

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    And if you visit Glen Nevis and want to walk over to explore the old graveyard - it's on the other side of the river to the road - so Wellingtons are usually a good idea (I did once manage to get over wearing walking boots, but the water was very low at the time).
     
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    I don't think I could fit wellies in my suitcase as we're sharing one between the two of us. I could wear them on the plane I suppose, but I would get a lot of funny looks!
     
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    Surely not if you wore oilskins and a sou'wester to keep up the consistency :)
     
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    He might get people worried thinking that he knows something they don't about the flight!
     
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    @Andysnap, @Carl Hall, @Woodsy, @nikki_s, @raathistle, @kendo1, @steveo_mcg, @ChrisR, @StephenM, @RaglanSurf, @medwaygreen

    Just over 3 weeks to go!

    I’m starting to think about what food shopping may be required for the holiday. I know that Tesco & Asda in Inverness both deliver to the house so I’m planning to place an order with one of them to arrive sometime after 4pm on the Saturday.

    I’m assuming that most/all people will want breakfast most/all mornings, so it would probably be sensible to order breakfast stuffs centrally and all contribute towards the costs (I’ll work out a lesser contribution for people who won’t be stopping for the whole week). I’m thinking of things like tea, coffee, milk, sugar, cereals, toasting bread, butter, jam, bacon, eggs, orange juice……etc.

    Lunches are a bit more difficult to predict because we’ll all be out and about and might want to either take a packed lunch or eat out in a caff or pub. I can order an initial supply of things like rolls, ham, cheese, crisps, biscuits etc if people are interested and we can top up during the week if necessary.

    With regard to evening meals, I’m not really going to go there! There’s a lot of people to cater for and not everyone likes the same sort of thing. Also, people might want to eat out or get a takeaway sometimes. The Onich Hotel is walking distance from the house, there are numerous pubs & restaurants within a few miles drive and there’s a decent looking chippy in Ballachulish. Therefore, I think it’s probably best if everyone caters for their own evening meals.

    That being said, I was thinking of making a very large pot of something to bring with me on the Saturday to feed anyone who wants something on arrival. Probably an easily reheatable one-pot meal like a casserole or stew of some sort (containing meat & veg) served up with chunky bread.

    So, what do you all think?

    Does anyone not want to participate in the central breakfast order?
    What do you think about lunch and evening meals? Shall we order an initial supply of packed lunch stuff?
    Who will / won't want some casserole on Saturday evening?

    Any feedback or other suggestions gratefully received!

    @sirch, @Peter B

    I know you're both camping up the road so it might be easier to sort out your own food but feel free to contribute to the order and eat with us if it suits. You're welcome to have some stew/casserole as well on Sat.
     
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    Sound good to me. Especially the bit about the stew! :jawdrop:

    I think it's best not to worry about evening meals as people can sort themselves out. It depends on what we do each day as well, so you can't really buy evening food in advance as we might be out somewhere or getting food out. I really enjoyed eating out in various places in Cornwall so if we end up doing similar again then I'll be happy :D

    Packed lunches sounds like a good idea to me, just stuff like bread/rolls, ham, fruit, cheese etc that we can take out with us.
     
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    Thanks for the offer of stew @Mrs Snap, I would like to join in on that and I'm more than happy to chip in towards the cost. I'm happy to eat out in the evenings and 'll probably do my own thing for breakfast and lunch as I'm only there until Tuesday. I'll be in the van with a stove and kettle so I'm happy to brew up for anyone who wants while we are out and about.

    BTW, I was wondering about a WhatsApp group for keeping in touch nearer the time and whilst travelling or is that heresy:sorry: in an analog group?
     
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    I don't think Mr Snap even knows what WhatsApp is! ;):D

    I used to use it occasionally and can probably resurrect my old account
     
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    What's a WhatsApp?

    I do know what stew is and as it 'appens I make a very passable one which I am happy to make for the first evening. :D(y)
     
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    You can make some beef stew and I'll do some sausage casserole. Sorted! (y):)
     
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    I am up for the stew on Saturday evening good idea.

    As I have to eat at different times,because of my meds I will cater for myself during the day and evening throughout the week.

    Thank you.
     
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