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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby NastyNickers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:18 pm

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Markey mark wrote:Probably going to the states this year work related, but if I get time love to go to Iceland and see the northern lights ,


You can see the northern lights from Cumbria, Markey, here's a pic...

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...just up the M6, cheaper than Iceland. :thumbsup:


They are doing a flight from manchester in February. It’s £220pp, and I think you go up in the air, get fed, see the northern lights and land back in manchester 3 hours later.
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby McAz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:21 pm

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Markey mark wrote:Probably going to the states this year work related, but if I get time love to go to Iceland and see the northern lights ,


You can see the northern lights from Cumbria, Markey, here's a pic...

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...just up the M6, cheaper than Iceland. :thumbsup:


They are doing a flight from manchester in February. It’s £220pp, and I think you go up in the air, get fed, see the northern lights and land back in manchester 3 hours later.


It's much cheaper to drive to Cumbria from Manchester. :dunno:
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby NastyNickers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:32 pm

McAz wrote:
NastyNickers wrote:
McAz wrote:
Markey mark wrote:Probably going to the states this year work related, but if I get time love to go to Iceland and see the northern lights ,


You can see the northern lights from Cumbria, Markey, here's a pic...

Image

...just up the M6, cheaper than Iceland. :thumbsup:


They are doing a flight from manchester in February. It’s £220pp, and I think you go up in the air, get fed, see the northern lights and land back in manchester 3 hours later.


It's much cheaper to drive to Cumbria from Manchester. :dunno:


With a much better view!
I’m not sure how anyone can justify that much
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby McAz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:03 pm

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/
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby NastyNickers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:43 pm

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.
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby McAz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:46 pm

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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.


Yes, somewhere around the Forest of Bowland should do it.

If you do figure out the forecast thing then don't forget to post it here so we can all take a look. :thumbsup:
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby NastyNickers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:08 pm

McAz wrote:
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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.


Yes, somewhere around the Forest of Bowland should do it.

If you do figure out the forecast thing then don't forget to post it here so we can all take a look. :thumbsup:


Are you on Facebook? There’s an aura watch uk group, and they tell you when you can see it. Much easier than the forecast thing!
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby George » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:24 pm

I am going to Sri Lanka soon part tour and then a laze on a beach. Later in the year I will probably go on a walking holiday somewhere. I am sure I will squeeze in somewhere house but we are moving so may not have enough leave left
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby McAz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:14 pm

NastyNickers wrote:
McAz 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.



Yes, somewhere around the Forest of Bowland should do it.

If you do figure out the forecast thing then don't forget to post it here so we can all take a look. :thumbsup:


Are you on Facebook? There’s an aura watch uk group, and they tell you when you can see it. Much easier than the forecast thing!


No, for some reason I can't align with Facebook - I tried it but have now deleted my account.
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:54 am

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.

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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby NastyNickers » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:25 am

Rolluplostinspace wrote:
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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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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby 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.
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby 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:
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby 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.
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Re: Holidays and travel.

Postby 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?
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