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WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby Steve B » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:47 pm

AK,
Can you confirm you have my details?
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby goingforawii » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:55 pm

Hi AK -

Put me down for a bed please. Hopefully we get some good weather!

Look forward to seeing you there :)

Cheers,
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:14 pm

Steve B wrote:AK,
Can you confirm you have my details?
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Yep, and payment received, thanks!
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby GillC » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:45 am

What's the bed situation? ... Still checking if im/we are free 😉
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:16 pm

GillC wrote:What's the bed situation? ... Still checking if im/we are free 😉


Hi Gill,

Yes there are still some beds free.

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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby Marty_JG » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:27 pm

Guys,

With C19 curving exponentially have you thought about cancelling this?

We don't know if, like flu, the transmission curve it will flatten over the summer (presumably to return towards the end of the year) but it might well be April is one of the last, worst months for transmission for this half of the year. Obviously anyone 'symptomatic' shouldn't attend but you can be a carrier for a week without being symptomatic.

I don't want to be a downer, and it's not like I've met any of you (unless we've randomly spoken on hills), but I've grown rather fond of all your online presences and would hate this Meet to be viewed as a disaster in hindsight.

I think at the very least you should discuss it.

Anyway, stay well.
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:18 am

Marty_JG wrote:Guys,

With C19 curving exponentially have you thought about cancelling this? ....




Hi Marty, yes, I was just about to ask the question, to see what people think, especially as I'm about to have to pay the balance of the accommodation cost.

I'll contact all those who've already paid by PM.

In the meantime, what are people's thoughts?


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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby Fife Flyer » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:34 pm

I am happy to go ahead as planned - plenty can happen between now and the 'meet'.
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby tomyboy73 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:10 am

Hi, unfortunately I won't be going now unless big change in the situation, haven't paid yet anyway. Stay safe people
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby tomyboy73 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:36 am

Willing to pay a donation towards the deposit if you have to cancel
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby tomyboy73 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:46 am

Willing to pay a donation towards the deposit if you have to cancel
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby arabgarry » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:16 pm

I agree that things can change between now and 17 April but with the current situation being as it is, I think the best thing would be to postpone this meet until later in the year.
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby Starbhy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:50 pm

I hope that this event will be postponed as we are not safe out there because of this dreadful Covid-19 lurking around.
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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby dibs » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:34 am

Given we are 3 to 4 weeks behind Italy, I would be astounded if the hostel was even open let alone the ability to travel to the meet. Sad but a postponement is inevitable.

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Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:35 pm

Yes, I do think we have to. There are wider considerations than just ourselves, too, which I hadn't initially thought of, but which came out in the recent "C word" thread - like the impact on the local health service is there is an outbreak.

I've spoken to the owner of the hostel, and the situation for him and his family is catastrophic - he's had to let staff go, move into a caravan, etc. etc. - and he's very doubtful he will be able to survive. I imagine this will be the case with many hostels, which are marginal businesses at the best of times. I really do hope that government looks after small businesses properly - 5.7m of them in the UK - before they run out of cash...

Very sorry to all. I've PM'ed all those who'd already signed up.

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