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2009 Photo competition

Winners were:

  • Surface of the sea: Lewis Bambury
  • Colour underwater: Lewis Bambury
  • People and the sea: Chrissie Ryan
  • Scary sea creatures: Ron Crosby

The 2009 photo competition was kindly sponsored by Ortalan - effective management of corporate risk and public safety.

Programme: 2009

JANUARY

Wed 14th Monthly Meeting at Lancaster University, Furness Lecture Theatre No. 2. Group Annual General Meeting & Members images from 2008 Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. FREE.

Sat 24th Coastal Walk in the Arnside & Silverdale AONB. Meet Arnside Promenade at 11.00hrs. Approx. distance 8 miles, easy terrain, mostly off road. Suitable footwear & clothing. Refreshments available on route. Further details from Ron Crosby.

Topshell.

Topshell by Lewis Bambury (2009 photo competition winner see all winning photos)

FEBRUARY

Sat 7th Preston S.A.C. Annual Dinner Dance. Details from Gordon Fletcher.

Wed 11th Monthly Meeting at Lancaster University, Furness Lecture Theatre No. 2.
Annual Photographic Competition. Categories:
Above water - People & the Sea & Surface of the Sea.
Below water - Scary Sea Creatures & Colour Underwater.
Further details from Louise Smail. Commence 19.30hrs. £1.00 Adm.

Wed 18th Committee Meeting cancelled - meeting re-arranged for 16th March.

Sat 21st Roa Island Dive. Please check that conditions are suitable with Gordon Fletcher on Fri. 20th. Meet 15.00hrs. Low water 15.52hrs.

Sun 22nd BSAC Conf. & Northern Dive Show. Park Hall, Leyland.

Fri 27th Intimate Views Exhibition Preview. Lancaster Maritime Museum.

Sat 28th - 13th June Intimate Views Exhibition, Lancaster Maritime Museum.

MARCH

Wed 11th Monthly Meeting at Lancaster University, Furness Lecture Theatre No. 2. Speaker Ada Pringle: Morecambe Bay. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Mon 16th Committee Meeting. The Myerscough 19.30hrs.

Sat 21st Roa Island Dive. Please check that conditions are suitable with Ron Crosby on Fri. 20th. Meet 13.00hrs. Low water 14.01hrs.

Please note that the venue for April's meeting is Capernwray Dive Centre.

APRIL

Sat 4th Dive at Roa Island. Please check that conditions are suitable with Ron Crosby on Fri. 3rd. Meet 13.15hrs. Low water 14.18hrs.

Wed 8th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speaker Hugh Barton: The Hebrides. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Fri 10th to Mon 13th Easter Dive Weekend. Loch Fyne, Caravan accommodation Nr.Inveraray. Further details from Louise Smail.

Sat 18th Adopt-a-Beach Litter survey. Half Moon Bay, Heysham. Meet Half moon bay car park at 11.30hrs. Low water 12.41hrs. Gloves & suitable footwear required. Further details from Jo Kaye.

View forward from the hold of the SS Thesis.


MAY

Wed 13th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speaker: Barry Kaye Sound of Mull Archaeological Project. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Sat. 17th Dive at Roa Island (Weather dependent: please check with Gordon Fletcher on Sat. 16th). Provisionally meet at 10.30, LW 12.06hrs

Fri 22nd - 25th Loch Creran, Photography / Marine ID Dive w/end. Lodge accommdation at Tralee Bay. Further details from Gordon Fletcher.

Conger.

Conger by Ron Crosby (2009 photo competition winner see all winning photos)

JUNE

Wed. 10th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speaker: Ron Crosby The Chagos Archipelago - Its Nature and the Future. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Wed. 24th Committee Meeting. The Myerscough Hotel, 19.30hrs

Sat. 20th Adopt-a-Beach litter survey. Half Moon Bay, Heysham. Meet car park at 12.00hrs. Further details from Jo Kaye Suitable clothing and gloves required.

Piel Island by Lewis Bambury.

Piel Island by Lewis Bambury.

JULY

Wed. 8th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speaker: Keith Muscott The voyage of the Beagle. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Sat. 18th or Sun. 19th Dive at Roa Island (possibly survey dive) (Weather dependent: please check with Lewis Bambury on Fri. 17th). Provisionally meet at 12:20hrs, LW 14:54hrs

AUGUST

Wed. 12th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speaker: Mandy Knott Mussels & Honeycomb worms in Morecambe Bay. Commence 19.30hrs. Adm. £1.00.

Sat. 15th. Fund raising event, Cross Bay Walk, Arnside to Kents Bank. Walk starts at 12.15hrs. prompt. Tickets £5.00, under 15's free Tickets available in advance and further information from Rita Crosby. All proceeds will go directly to the Marine Conservation Society.

Fri 28-31st. Dive w/end. Stranraer Area. For further information contact Jo Kaye.

SEPTEMBER

Wed. 9th Monthly Meeting at Capernwray Dive Centre. Speaker, Graham Clarkson, Warden, RSPB Nature Reserve, Marshside Preston. Commence 19.30hrs. £1.00 Adm

Sat. 12th Dive at Roa Island (Weather dependent: please contact Lewis Bambury on Friday 30th). Provisionally meet at 10.15hrs, LW 11.30

Sat. 19th Beachwatch, litter survey, in conjunction with Morecambe & Heysham Soroptomists. Meet Half Moon Bay car park near Heysham at 10.00hrs. Suitable footwear & gloves required. Further details from Louise Smail.

Program archive:

Detail of brittle stars crawling over each other - these animals like being in contact!

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