Before I mention the exciting news in the headline, I thought I’d do a quick recap on our time spent in the Lake District. For those that couldn’t attend (or those of you that might have had a bit too much to drink on the last night!), you missed a great weekend!
Obviously, there’s been a lot of excitement and buzz around the discoveries that David and Sal made whilst we were in the ‘Bowland Series’. We’ve had a few brief lectures in the last few weeks from them, and we should expect a full report in a couple of weeks or so. Needless to say, we all had a great time on the Saturday night celebrating their findings and we all enjoyed Tim’s rendition of ‘We Are the Champions’. Stirring stuff Tim, although perhaps a little less wine next time will help your head in the morning!
On that note, as the header suggests, we’re going to North Wales. After our AGM, Snowdonia was officially put forward as the closest place with the most geological interest. This is a great opportunity for any new members to get involved with some hands on Geology and also meet our lovely members. Snowdonia is a wonderful part of the world. With huge mountain ranges, massive hills, quarries and rock deposits; its a fantastic place for geologists.
For our last visit we stayed in a self-catering lodge which was affordable, but put a bit of strain on the cooks among us. This time round, we’re going to make a group booking at a guest house or B&B. There’s a plethora of options over at visitnorthwales.co.uk reasonable priced and close to the important geological areas. The council did consider hotels as an option, however we felt that the prices were not within our range. Also, Lord knows what damage Tim could cause in a hotel bar!
If you’d like to have a look at the website and send us over some suggestions before next week’s meeting, we can put it to a vote and make the booking. Now onto transport, we thought we’d leave this discussion up to next week’s meeting as well. There are some decent train links into Snowdonia, but once there we would need a vehicle to take us round to the sites. We could hike between each point of interest, but this would no doubt prove to be a little too strenuous and I, for one, would like a holiday not a boot camp! For the sake of economy and practicality, a minibus might well be the soundest option. We shall decide the particulars next week!
The only thing left for you to do is register your interest! The membership at the moment is the highest its been in over three years. We had twelve us on the last trip and I’d love for us to get to twenty for this one. There’s nothing like a share experience or challenge to bring a group of people closer together. You never know, you might get lucky and make a discovery like Dave and Sal!
Until next week!