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PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:39 pm
by minniev
Here we go again, this time for Oct 1 2019. Dave Chinn and I had a GREAT time shooting together in New Orleans, but it’ll be more fun to have more folks! Whether you go or not, Dave and I and our spouses wil be on Monhegan for Trap Day 2019! But we hope you’ll join us. Start thinking about this and we’ll begin to finalize plans after the first of the year.

Where: Monhegan Island, Maine

When: Sept 28-Oct 5, 2019 with flexibility for those who want to come or leave earlier or later

What We Plan To Do: Shoot together or individually, offer learning sessions in areas of our expertise, share photos and critiques daily, learn and share together!

What’s To Shoot? Gorgeous seascapes with rock beaches and cliffs, working lobster fleet, forests, flower gardens, classic New England architecture, an old shipwreck, dark night skies, a great old lighthouse, a major migratory bird flyway. And Oct. 1 is Trap Day, the first day of the lobster season.

What Else is There To Do? Meet the locals, help load the lobster boats, take in live music at night, go to a church service to bless the animals (a real treat since the animals attend), visit the excellent library and museum, hike the many trails, look for fairy houses, visit art galleries.

What’s Not There? Cars, paved roads, streetlights, cell service, TV, wild animals, medical services, restaurants, garbage service (you bring it in and take it out).

Where Do We Stay?We can go together to rent a house or two. Or you can rent your own cottage. There are also two small, old hotels with dining rooms. Most have internet availability.

What would we eat?We can load up on groceries and share cooking duties, eat at the hotels, buy sandwiches at the small grocery store.

How would we get there? Fly into Portland or Bangor, drive to Port Clyde, leave your car and take the ferry (1 hour) to the island. Or drive to Port Clyde and do the same.

Who Thought of This? Paula Van Every (minniev) and Dave Chinn. They and their spouses will be going with or without ya’ll! Respond here or PM us for more info. We need a clear plan nailed down around the first of the year. The island is small so we don’t want to miss out on lodging options.

A site about visiting Monhegan http://monheganwelcome.com

My portfolio site, which has a section of Monhegan photos https://pvanevery.myportfolio.com

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:06 pm
by Psjunkie
no sense in me going...couldn't come close to the great shots you've already captured..well done minniev

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:28 pm
by minniev
Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:06 pm
no sense in me going...couldn't come close to the great shots you've already captured..well done minniev
Those shots are to make you wanta go so you can find your own! It's a photography paradise on a small island.

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:56 pm
by davechinn
I have not forgotten and thought I would bring this topic back to the top so as to keep the reminder going. I think about this trip on a daily basis with hopes of attendance from myself and others as well.
Dave

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:14 pm
by minniev
davechinn wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:56 pm
I have not forgotten and thought I would bring this topic back to the top so as to keep the reminder going. I think about this trip on a daily basis with hopes of attendance from myself and others as well.
Dave
Thanks Dave!

I think Erich Brunner will be going from the Forum That Cannot Be Named and perhaps one other. I will touch base again with Erich who is coordinating things on that end, and we'll resurrect it here on pM! The Van Everys are committed and plan to be there.

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:52 pm
by Duck
I thought I'd update this post...

I have scheduled this in my calendar. While I would love to attend with my wife it's looking more and more like I'll be traveling solo. ;(
I'll PM you for the details.

Thank you so much for the offer.

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:31 pm
by minniev
Duck wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:52 pm
I thought I'd update this post...

I have scheduled this in my calendar. While I would love to attend with my wife it's looking more and more like I'll be traveling solo. ;(
I'll PM you for the details.

Thank you so much for the offer.
It's not too late for others to decide to join us, probably there's still availability some places on the island.

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:22 am
by minniev
Link to an article about Monhegan in yesterday’s LA Times.
https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/20 ... ?_amp=true

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:17 pm
by Duck
Very interesting read. Makes me want to visit it even more now. I can't wait.

Re: PM Retreat 2019 - Start Planning Now!

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:17 pm
by davechinn
Thanks for posting the link. Very informative, gives us a sneak peek of what to expect.