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PostSubject: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:16 am

The RGS Overland weekend is to quote Sam Watson is

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Dates for the Royal Geographical Society Overland Workshop have been set for next summer - 28/29 May. Same place, YO60 6PR, Yorkshire.

Similar format to the previous 2 years, free camping, buffet nosh, talks, but this year also hoping for an offroad route and some other bits and bats. Hoping to keep the entry fee at £10, but still working out costs.




A report for the 2010 event can be found HERE

Sam Watson who runs the RGS Overland Weekend is a teacher at Terrington School, runs the Yorkshire RGS and writes in LRO about travelling.

There is not a website up about this event yet (to the best of my knowledge)

It is well worth going too if you are interested in overland travelling. Talk to people who have gone there/planning to go there. See kit which has actually been used. Whilst there are a few trade stands there is is not the typical selling show.

Last year Barbara (Scandinavia and Eastern Europe)and I {Australia) gave talks. If you want to see some of our pictures follow the links HERE That will give you an idea about the lectures at an RGS weekend.

It looks like the RGS will be twisting my arm for a talk in 2011

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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:35 am

Hi Brendan - what took you so long? Rolling Eyes

Funny you should mention this event as I have been in contact with the RGS to clarify dates, venue, etc. so I can list it here and 4x4Calendar, but apart from emailing me back to say they were trying to find out the information I require, that's it so far.

Glad you listed it (it's a start) but it will be updated with more detail when more info finally comes in.
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:13 pm

Yes i to went to that last year excellent venue friendly people and a good week end will be definitely there again this next year
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:28 am

We'll be there again this year all being well - for those who've neevr bee nit's well worth making the trip there and it gets bigger each year (this next one will be the third one).

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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:47 pm

How does one go about about booking a stand. ?
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:26 am

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How does one go about about booking a stand. ?


Contact the organiser!



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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:19 am

well i guess that someone like me cant really attend this kind of event as talking about our travels seems to be deemed as spaming for business, i can understand that ( nodding smiley)
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:47 pm

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well i guess that someone like me cant really attend this kind of event as talking about our travels seems to be deemed as spaming for business, i can understand that ( nodding smiley)

Mandy, I'd say it would be worth a ride up from down there, even just for the craic, each year it's gotten bigger and it's one of the few times so many like minded folk are all in the same place (other than online lol! )

From what I can gather from a mate of mine who exhibits at the RGS thingy, this year Sam's offerign the chance to exhibitors to do a short presentation during the day too.

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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:11 am

This is from the first year
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:50 am

Thanks Chris, i got a chance to spend some time with Sam this weekend and he changed my mind for me, what a very nice and on the ball man he is.
Hoping that he is going to join me on my travels in the not too distant future so i guess we will be making an apperance after all subject to time etc.
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:47 am

Dates for the Royal Geographical Society Overland Workshop have been set for next summer - 28/29 May. Same place, YO60 6PR, Yorkshire.

Similar format to the previous 2 years, free camping, buffet nosh, talks, but this year also hoping for an offroad route and some other bits and bats. Hoping to keep the entry fee at £10, but still working out costs.

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Do you need to book in advance for this event or just turn up on the day ?




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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:49 am

You can turn up and pay for it on the day. (Or you could on previous 2 years)

However since lunch is included it will help Sam out if you drop him an email in May saying number attending. Just helps him out as a guide to the catering arrangements.

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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Mon May 30, 2011 11:17 pm

Well must have to say what a very good weekend at this years RGS very good speakers and interesting talks sorry Chris did not say good bye
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Tue May 31, 2011 11:16 am

Damn!!! Didn't realise it was this weekend, would have gone had I known. My fault for not putting it in the diary. Annoying or wot? mad

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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Tue May 31, 2011 1:52 pm

She who must be obeyed gave me an ultimatum to finish decorating the kitchen before I left for France.

I had hoped to go but with the Evoque live show Saturday and off to France in the week just could not fit it in.



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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:08 am

We also didnt make it but i'm sure we werent missed
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:30 am

I gather you finished the kitchen? Well I suppose you must have as you're still able to type, then again you could be typing from a hospital bed! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:26 am

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I gather you finished the kitchen? Well I suppose you must have as you're still able to type, then again you could be typing from a hospital bed! affraid

Yes kitchen finished, phew I managed to get buy without the wife using a certain part of my anatomy as ear rings

Now roll on France 2 more sleeps

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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:39 am

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We also didn't make it but I'm sure we werent missed
but you all where lets hope you all can make it next year as said you don't know what you all missed
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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:38 am

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but i'm sure we werent missed

Don't be daft thumbsup

I ended up not camping this year as it's a bit mental this end, but it was a good weekend. Met a few familiar faces, and a few new ones and listened to some good talks again.

Didn't feel very well on the Sunday (and no it wasn't alcohol related!) so if I was a bit funny with anyone I really didn't man to be

Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: RGS Overland Weekend 2011   Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:11 am

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I gather you finished the kitchen? Well I suppose you must have as you're still able to type, then again you could be typing from a hospital bed! affraid

Yes kitchen finished, phew I managed to get buy without the wife using a certain part of my anatomy as ear rings

Now roll on France 2 more sleeps
BON VOYAGE!!!!! cheers

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