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Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by malamute » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:39 pm

Bella wrote:I'm off to Porto with the Ladies to celebrate a Birthday in a couple of weels :cheers:


Loved Porto. Went on a river cruise and the weather was fab.

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by malamute » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:38 pm

Ive just spent an hour browsing holidays. We want to go away in June. Anybody recommend good deal sites. I used to always just go Thomson and then they got very expensive.

I cant do long hauls so its 3-4 hr flights really.

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by measurer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:15 pm

Bella wrote:
measurer wrote:
Bella wrote:Anyone got any plans or dreams of travelling or holidays for this year, home or abroad?

Been stuck in with a lurgy for a few days and need an uplift :smilin:


I'll be back here - Essaouira, Morocco - in April. Would have been March but my passport haadn't enough time left n it - needed 6 months by the return date. So laidback and chilled. Also a UNESCO site that they are working on right now, though I hope it doesn't change the way of life for them.


Oh I love that place, I went years ago and always have wanted to return. :smilin:


I go as often as I can and have a few friends that live there, so stay with one of them, but I also can choose a nice riad. Sometimes the latter wins for privacy. I love Marrakesh but the heat and rushing are just not me, and the heat can be wearing. Went for 1 night in June, wore long chiffon dress and got suntanned ! lol

I prefer Essa though, as you have sun, sea and the circulating air around the medina. Mind you, there are some smells at times.... Hopefully the drains will be getting upgraded along with the city walls.

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by Bella » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:36 am

I'm off to Porto with the Ladies to celebrate a Birthday in a couple of weels :cheers:

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by Bella » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:34 am

measurer wrote:
Bella wrote:Anyone got any plans or dreams of travelling or holidays for this year, home or abroad?

Been stuck in with a lurgy for a few days and need an uplift :smilin:


I'll be back here - Essaouira, Morocco - in April. Would have been March but my passport haadn't enough time left n it - needed 6 months by the return date. So laidback and chilled. Also a UNESCO site that they are working on right now, though I hope it doesn't change the way of life for them.


Oh I love that place, I went years ago and always have wanted to return. :smilin:

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by Rolluplostinspace » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:28 pm

NastyNickers wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:
NastyNickers wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Yes great view of the city.
Only once have I been up there when it's cold and foggy and the fog is below you obliterating everything except the clear dark star filled night.
Perfect for sky watching.
I was involved with training security dogs up there a long time ago.
If you have Holcomb Hill though I think you have all you need for sky watching. :thumbsup:


It sounds like it’s worth a trip just to see it. Suitable for dragging a dog up there?

Definitely.
The view of the city is fantastic plus you get to see planes skimming the tops of the Pennines as they approach Manchester airport.

Cheers Rolly! I think we’ll head up there on Sunday. We were going to Lyme Park but we’ve been there loads. Will be nice to try somewhere new.

Looking at the forecast you might not even make Lyme Park on Sunday!

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by Punk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:34 pm

I had planned to do the Trans-Siberian this summer but the Russians won the hosting of the World Cup so that's on hold for a year.

'I'm not doing it as a foreign tourist, which will save me over £4,000. Not doing the whole length but stopping off at all the major towns for a couple of nights each.

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by measurer » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:28 pm

Bella wrote:Anyone got any plans or dreams of travelling or holidays for this year, home or abroad?

Been stuck in with a lurgy for a few days and need an uplift :smilin:


I'll be back here - Essaouira, Morocco - in April. Would have been March but my passport haadn't enough time left n it - needed 6 months by the return date. So laidback and chilled. Also a UNESCO site that they are working on right now, though I hope it doesn't change the way of life for them.
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by NastyNickers » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:
NastyNickers wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Yes great view of the city.
Only once have I been up there when it's cold and foggy and the fog is below you obliterating everything except the clear dark star filled night.
Perfect for sky watching.
I was involved with training security dogs up there a long time ago.
If you have Holcomb Hill though I think you have all you need for sky watching. :thumbsup:


It sounds like it’s worth a trip just to see it. Suitable for dragging a dog up there?

Definitely.
The view of the city is fantastic plus you get to see planes skimming the tops of the Pennines as they approach Manchester airport.

Cheers Rolly! I think we’ll head up there on Sunday. We were going to Lyme Park but we’ve been there loads. Will be nice to try somewhere new.

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by Rolluplostinspace » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:36 pm

NastyNickers wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Yes great view of the city.
Only once have I been up there when it's cold and foggy and the fog is below you obliterating everything except the clear dark star filled night.
Perfect for sky watching.
I was involved with training security dogs up there a long time ago.
If you have Holcomb Hill though I think you have all you need for sky watching. :thumbsup:


It sounds like it’s worth a trip just to see it. Suitable for dragging a dog up there?

Definitely.
The view of the city is fantastic plus you get to see planes skimming the tops of the Pennines as they approach Manchester airport.

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by NastyNickers » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:33 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:Yes great view of the city.
Only once have I been up there when it's cold and foggy and the fog is below you obliterating everything except the clear dark star filled night.
Perfect for sky watching.
I was involved with training security dogs up there a long time ago.
If you have Holcomb Hill though I think you have all you need for sky watching. :thumbsup:


It sounds like it’s worth a trip just to see it. Suitable for dragging a dog up there?

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:25 pm

Guest wrote:Spot of skiing this weekend, Heading off tomorrow with the wife and kids. Roughly 3 hours drive and straight to the slopes.
Leave the wife and kids there, drive to the house and unload the car and the hit the slopes myself. Back home sunday night.







First day done on the slopes. Elk Mountain PA is not a bad place if you want to ski. Time to eat and relax the kids had a ball.

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by Rolluplostinspace » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:14 pm

NastyNickers wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:
NastyNickers wrote:
McAz wrote:The last time you could see the Lights well over Britain was a couple of months ago...

Spectacular Northern Lights display over UK 'like being in Iceland'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/08/spectacular-northern-lights-display-uk-like-iceland/

...some nice pics there.

And here's the UK Northern Lights forecast site - though tbh I can't make head nor tail of it.

https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/


I’ll have to keep an eye on the forecast. I don’t think I’d have too far to go. It’s just too god damn light polluted in manchester to see it, though supposedly it has been seen here.

Werneth Low?


That’s over Hyde way, isn’t it? I’ve never been, I’m from further north (closer to Holcomb Hill than Werneth Low, which I gonup regularly but still haven’t seen them :shake head: )

Yes great view of the city.
Only once have I been up there when it's cold and foggy and the fog is below you obliterating everything except the clear dark star filled night.
Perfect for sky watching.
I was involved with training security dogs up there a long time ago.
If you have Holcomb Hill though I think you have all you need for sky watching. :thumbsup:

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:02 am

Spot of skiing this weekend, Heading off tomorrow with the wife and kids. Roughly 3 hours drive and straight to the slopes.
Leave the wife and kids there, drive to the house and unload the car and the hit the slopes myself. Back home sunday night.

Re: Holidays and travel.

Post by NastyNickers » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:25 am

Rolluplostinspace wrote:
NastyNickers wrote:
McAz wrote:The last time you could see the Lights well over Britain was a couple of months ago...

Spectacular Northern Lights display over UK 'like being in Iceland'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/08/spectacular-northern-lights-display-uk-like-iceland/

...some nice pics there.

And here's the UK Northern Lights forecast site - though tbh I can't make head nor tail of it.

https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/


I’ll have to keep an eye on the forecast. I don’t think I’d have too far to go. It’s just too god damn light polluted in manchester to see it, though supposedly it has been seen here.

Werneth Low?


That’s over Hyde way, isn’t it? I’ve never been, I’m from further north (closer to Holcomb Hill than Werneth Low, which I gonup regularly but still haven’t seen them :shake head: )

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