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Re: Mersea Winter Meet?

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Very sorry to say that I am forced to admit defeat and pull out of the last date we had planned for this meet.

Caring for and managing the affairs of aged parents of both sides of my marriage have already booked next weekend as it has the last two.

I apologise for this unreservedly but hope you will understand my reasons. I felt it better to cancel now rather than mess people about by trying to hold on in the vain hope that I can salvage something from a situation which is exceptionally unlikely to change.


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Very sorry ... (have to cancel) ... the last date we had planned for this meet.



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Hec, dont feel bad it happens to the best of us and family have to come first. I am so very sorry to hear of your stress and hope that some is alleviated very soon

We could always just meet up for lunch US lot interested in this Outing Event and amble about until the sunsets ... over us all sipping a cocktail or two with our cameras set up on tripods and us clicking away with remote shutter release cables ... while chatting ...

... and if the sunset does not arrive, shall we notice ? being in such great company ... and Pub
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Re: Mersea Winter Meet?

Hec,

No problem, I'm sure that we all understand. I'm just sorry that you are having such a tough time at the moment and I hope that things gradually improve for you. Mersea isn't going anywhere and we can hopefully arrange another meet at a later date.
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Re: Mersea Winter Meet?

Yes, a shame you cannot make it Hec.
Can those who were up for this meet anyway, do you know the area John, Petebirder(?) and Simon?
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Re: Mersea Winter Meet?

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Yes, a shame you cannot make it Hec.
Can those who were up for this meet anyway, do you know the area John, Petebirder(?) and Simon?
We would be UP for it and a few other places to visit en route
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Re: Mersea Winter Meet?

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Yes, a shame you cannot make it Hec.
Can those who were up for this meet anyway, do you know the area John, Petebirder(?) and Simon?
Yes I know the area but unfortunately cannot make this Saturday. I'm "on duty" at Abberton that day, sorry.

The weather for Saturday looks to be about what it is at the moment, ie. cold, grey and miserable perhaps not ideal for a photo meet anyway.

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Re: Mersea Winter Meet?

I seam to have got my dates all confused as I thought this meet and Focus were on different weekend!

I can't make this Saturday either as I'm up in Birmingham visiting the mother-in-laws for the weekend (going to Focus on the Sunday and hoping the weather is nice enough for a walk in the Peak on Saturday).

I don't know Mersea that well, although there isn't much to it.

If you do meet up, in addition to walking along the front at West Mersea, if you head a little further East to the far end of Victoria Esplanade, there are some nice pastel colours beach huts and I also caught a few (friendly and willing to show off) kite/wind surfers there before if the weather is right (might be a little cold of them).

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Re: Mersea Winter Meet?

Really pleased to see that this may still happen anyway. If any of you do decide to come along I'll post where I think would be best on the Friday according to the weather.

Kite/wind surfers wouldn't be seen dead on the water unless it's half a hurricane blowing. The cold does not stop them either as my eldest will testify that being one of the ways he likes to get onto the water.

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Really pleased to see that this may still happen anyway. If any of you do decide to come along I'll post where I think would be best on the Friday according to the weather.

Kite/wind surfers wouldn't be seen dead on the water unless it's half a hurricane blowing. The cold does not stop them either as my eldest will testify that being one of the ways he likes to get onto the water.

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