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Travellers' Tales

 


Travellers’ Tales

Welcome back to Travellers’ Tales with a talk on Thursday 23rd of September by Philip and Wendy Franklin. In the autumn of 2008 Philip and Wendy took a small group tour to the Kamchatka peninsula in the far East of Russia. Their adventures included a visit to the the Kuril Lake Nature Reserve timed to coincide with the salmon migration which attracts brown bears, a wild camp to experience the life of reindeer herders and some time spent at the remains of a military camp in a volcanic mountainous region which had been built as a base for moon rover testing in the early 1970’s. Their transport was mostly by helicopter or six wheel drive truck. 

On Thursday 28th October a talk by Sue Swinchatt about The Great Ocean Road and Tasmania. 


Covid guidance pours in from all directions, the Government, the U3A Committee and Kea Community Centre to name but a few sources. Also this guidance is constantly changing. I understand that some of you will feel reluctant to participate yet with indoor meetings.  It may give some reassurance to know a new ventilation system has been installed in the Kea CC which automatically achieves adequate air changes per hour.  Chairs will be set out but you are welcome to move them about to achieve the separation you are comfortable with.
My strong preference would be to limit Travellers’ Tales attendance to those who have had 2 jabs or a clear Covid test within the previous 24 hours but the U3A Committee won’t allow this. I quote from the statement about this in a previous Newsletter
“DISCRIMINATION
Carrick U3A does not allow discrimination, but every member must take personal
responsibility for any risk attached to group attendance. They should be aware that some group members may not be vaccinated for whatever reason.
Gillian Davies, General Secretary 01326 318514 secretary@u3acarrick.org.uk”

I’ll try to keep to keep it simple but with the warning things could change by the date of the meeting in September.

  1. You will be expected to sign in and give a contact phone number.
  2. You will be expected to show your Carrick U3A Membership card.  Regrettably no guests please until further notice
  3. Please bring a face mask as for the time being we would advise that those (other than the speaker) should wear a face mask.
  4. Please bring your own hand sanitiser and any refreshments including drinking water
  5. Please do not attend a TT meeting if you or anyone in your household have any symptoms of COVID-19. 

We have what sounds like a very interesting talk in September by Philip and Wendy Franklin. In the autumn of 2008 Philip and Wendy took a small group tour to the Kamchatka peninsula in the far East of Russia. Their adventures included a visit to the the Kuril Lake Nature Reserve timed to coincide with the salmon migration which attracts brown bears, a wild camp to experience the life of reindeer herders and some time spent at the remains of a military camp in a volcanic mountainous region which had been built as a base for moon rover testing in the early 1970’s. Their transport was mostly by helicopter or six wheel drive truck. 

Meetings of the Group are held on the 4th Thursday of each month (except August and December)
We are open to all Carrick U3A members. If you’ve not been before please do give us a try.  There’s no need to contact the Group Leader before attending. There’s no commitment to attend regularly. Notice of the date of our meetings, the name of the speaker and the subject matter of the talk are given every month in the Newsletter. 
We are very fortunate to have excellent speakers (usually from among our U3A members) and their topics are wide ranging.  All talks are illustrated with photos. Some speakers have lived and worked in the places they talk about and others are given by travellers.   Talks may be of experiences in remote places whilst others are about more frequented places and give ideas for holiday destinations. We also like to include talks about places in our own lovely country too.
We meet at the Kea Community Centre, Playing Place. There’s plenty of car parking space and the Centre is convenient for the bus stop at the Shell garage Playing Place.
Talks start at 10.30am but come any time after the doors open at 10am (not 9.30am as previously).  Unfortunately due to Covid there will not be any refreshments available but I will keep this under review and will restart providing tea or coffee asap. 

Jon Skelton Group Leader 123.skelton@talktalk.net  Phone 01872 865316 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Pat Harrod Groups coordinator