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Whippy

Any advice? - A bit of future planning...

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:) subtle! Yellow 136 has been reserved for yours truly, only on the Saturday night unfortunately :D.

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here you go tony! It arrived yesterday! Gelert 4+4 UTAH

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Im in the club now jamie LOL :)

Darren

Nice one Darren you are gonna sooooo love that tent mate.

So will yer girlfriend.

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If any of you guys try to book and find that there are no places left in the telescope fields.

Russ and I 1stayed in the blue section and whilst not reserved for Astronomers (so there was the odd light around) the skies were still pretty unobstructed! Plot 272 seems to ring a bell.

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Ant

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Really? Blimey, I must have just scraped in because I only booked mine yesterday!

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I'm going up with wife and son.

Fri / Sat / Sun!

Looking forward to it!!!

Ant

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booked in for fri/sat/sun

No point in going just for 1 day!

:)

And with a proper tent to your name mate all you have to worry about is enjoying yourself this time eh?

Good on ya....

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I recon with that new tent Darren will be enjoying it :)

Good choice.....Now what else do you need ?? :D

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I`m on pitch 158 for Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun, and its close enough to home that the wife may actually make an appearance. Also, SGL member "peonic" may be able to get leave of absense for one night and join me on my pitch. (He usually has to fight the 24x7 Ipswich docks light pollution)

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booked in for fri/sat/sun

No point in going just for 1 day!

:D

Oi! I don't have any choice in the matter :).

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well...............ive just come bck from 2 days camping on the salisbury plains and all i can say is wow to the views, the skies and last but not least the palace of a tent (gelert utah 4+4)! The campsite was flat, beautiful, clean and all the amenaties needed for a good weekend! The best thing was the clear skies! Ive never seen stars so bright in all my life through a telescope!

The tent was easy to put up and the is so much space for family/girlfriend and telescope and all the equipment and food you could ever want!

Thanks for the recommendation jamie! It did rain quite hard early hours of saturday morning about 4.30am and the tent had no probs keeping it out, unlike wales last weekend! Then the weather cleared and saturday was another beautiful day! So was sat night and sunday!

The campsite is in the middle of nowhere, just a little light pollution from salisbury, but nothing that would hinder the viewing! At £11 pound a night inc electric hookup (£9 without) i couldnt really complain!

Pictures will be posted of tent and the site shortly

Happy campng campers lol!!! :police:

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Above :- the palace that jamie recommended..............oh and it most certainly is a palace

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The shower block

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Nothing like a bit of grub to warm us up :police:

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Panoramic view of the campsite

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Beautiful evening ready for you know what.......................................thats right...stargazing :D

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Now yer cooking mate.

Bet yer girlfriend was a lot happier in this tent mate?

Good on ya....

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That for sure mate! Theres so much room in there!

Even had other campers out side our tent, looking at saturn, jupiter, double cluster, beehive and m81 and bodes nebula to name a few!

Real shame you aint coming to kelling heath mate!

Darren :police:

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Nice one Darren.....

Do they cater for caravans on that site??

Greg

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Darren

Can you post a link to the site, or there address please ?

I feel a weekend away coming on!!

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Nice one Darren 8)

So, how 'bout entering it into the Isee Dark Skies website :police:

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They do cater for caravans! The camping site is owned by a lovely couple! They're both about 85-95 years old! Very friendly and helpful! They even switched off the high powered toilet lights so i could see through my scope! All you need do is ask, they are very accomodating!

Well heres a link to their site as i was asked! If a few of you want we could do a mini star party if all us southeners would be interested, i know i would

http://members.tripod.com/summerlandspark/

Darren

P.S They are old so they cant afford a flashy website! Thats all i think that lets them down! But like you can see in the photos above, the views are beautiful!!

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Thats only about 2 1/2 hours drive for me so I would be well up for a weekend there! :police:

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