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Ant

My Weekend at Kelling

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Hi All,

Taken a little while to get round to writing this...

We left early ish on Friday morning and after several stops (we have a four year old in the car with us) we arrived in Kelling at around 12:30pm. Got the tent set up (thanks Steve (Kai)).

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Please take special note that we have a kettle hooked up and a 4 year old that seems to be ignoring me :D

The scope was also set up by this time. Pointing roughly north.

Now that things were set up I took a wander around to where the bulk of the SGL members were ...

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There were various people that moved set up's during the weekend...

Here is MartinB

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Here is Roger on the left talking to MikeP.

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The first evening was cloudy right up untill around 7pm, at which time the skies cleared - how good is that?

Here is a shot from roughly the same angle as the previous group shot.

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We had some nice clear skies took this image the first night.

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I went to sleep around 2am - maybe 2:30am when it clouded over. Others SteveL and Martin stayed up right through till 5am when twilight took over.

The next day was a nice sunny day and I don't actually remember what we did... But come the evening there was some high cloud that gave us a couple of nice sundogs.

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Took some more photo's of a few setup etc...

Here is FLO, Greg on left, Steve in the foreground and Mike (I think) obscured by Steve.

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At this point some of the scopes moved round to where my tent was located - if they had known what my snoring was like they may have moved their tents over where the scopes were :lol:

On the Sunday we took Jamie for a ride on a steam train, it's the most expensive train that I have ever been on, and as tehy were doing a 1940 weekend it was even more expensive than usual!!!

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Jeeps...

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More jeeps...

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Errr some jeeps. :D

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Here are a few other...

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A train

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Another train. Actually is another picture of the same train.

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Andrew (Little Daz) and Jamie, must be planning something.

And lastly sleeping beauty... M42 must have really taken it out of him. :D

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Looking Forward to next year!

Ant

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nice one Ant , yes a great day out although i just spent along day there , it was great meeting everyone ,and helping out ,the piccies will remind me of that day ,

thanks for sharing

Rog

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Nice one Ant, refreshing some of those lovely memories. Pleasure to have met you too :lol:.

Tony..

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I agree is was a great weekend. Meeting everyone was superb. The only snag (for me) is that people are saying that they were there but I have no recollection of them.

I cannot wait till next year!

Ant

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I am miffed I couldn't go to Kelling, but all the pictures show what a great experience you have all had. Some real good friendships all plain to see.

Grand stuff.

Ron. :lol:

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Certainly captured the flavour of the week end Ant. Happy memories!

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I need to put some on...................

I have a spare chin if you want. :lol:

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There are quite exciting jobs for those of us that are slightly below average height - astronaut is one that comes to mind.

Mike

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Captions Please (Sorry Steve :D)

Bar Steward :lol:

Can I quickly point out that the scope is the new 100mm f8 PST and that the Bowskills are all at least 6' 6" tall.

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"Greg, are you sure this is the lowest these tripod legs will go?"

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