Echo Base 2009

Well, it's all over for another 2 years. I didn't blog as much as I thought I would, but that's because there was just so much cool stuff to see and do.

It was an absolute pleasure to share this amazing event with such a lovely crowd: catching up with old friends I haven't seen for far too long, meeting some great new people, and of course hanging out with the usual suspects. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

You can find the rest of my pictures here


Capture The Flag

Matt, Mike and Al (and probably Palako) are currently competing in this

Matt with the legendary DECT phone

Waiting to get our network cable connected at the dataloo. The sun is still shining :)



We're in Field N, we're the guys with the two mesh gazebos and the blinkenlights.

According to the GPS on my phone, you can find us at N52º 19.804', E5º 49.086'


And we're here...

We're pretty much all here now, the tents are all pitched, the gazebos are up and we have beer :) Pictures tomorrow...



This looks rather promising. This doesn't, though :(



Looks like things are starting to take shape :)



My new telescope is here, so I guess we're now Echo Base (incorporating Sarcasm Camp and Astronomy Camp).

Also, it seems that the event is now completely sold out!


DECT numbers

You can pre-register for an Eventphone number here. So far we have

Al - 3767 (drop)
Sam - 3246 (echo)
Kitty - 5489 (kity)



For those that are taking the Eurotunnel and then tackling European motorways, the route. Google estimates 3 hours 42 minutes from Calais to the campsite.


Travel arrangements

I've now booked tickets on the Eurotunnel:
  • Folkestone - Calais: 11:20 on 20090812
  • Calais - Folkestone: 20:20 on 20090816
This is for Sam, Kitty and Pete in Beryl. I believe that Al and Mike are booked on the same crossings in the Turbo Terrific 9. Anybody else?


Who's got a ticket?

Please leave a comment on this post if you have...