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Hi! I'm Eunice and I live in Bolton, Lancashire, with my two dogs Sophie and Sugar and an assortment of cats - well it used to be Sophie and Sugar, now it's Sophie and Poppie. I first began camping back in 1997 when my then partner took me to Anglesey for my birthday weekend. We slept in the back of the car - a hatchback - using the cushions off the settee at home as a mattress, and cooked and brewed up on a single burner camping stove. The site was good, the views were great, the weather fantastic and I was completely hooked. Following that weekend we got a two-man tent and some proper accessories and returned to Anglesey two weeks later, then over time we progressed to a three-man tent followed by an old trailer tent, then a new trailer tent, a campervan and finally a caravan. When my partner decided that the grass was greener on the other side of the street - literally - in April 2009 and I suddenly found myself alone after fifteen years, I decided there was no way I was going to give up camping and caravanning if I could cope on my own. This blog is the story of my travels, trials and tribulations since becoming a solo camper - I hope you like it

Friday April 10th 2015 - I is for In the footsteps of a photographer

This post is part of the A - Z Challenge.

I've stayed on Anglesey so many times since 1997 that a couple of years ago I'd got to the point where I thought I'd been everywhere and seen everything on the island, and I was seriously considering not camping there again for a year or two. That was until I bought a book - 'How to Photograph Anglesey' - and realised that there were many places that not only had I not seen, I wasn't even aware of. 

Written by a photographer who lives on the island, the book gives the locations of various places worth photographing, directions to get there, details of the best camera settings to use, best time of day and best position for each shot. It's such an interesting and informative book that I decided that I would follow in the author's footsteps and try to get my own identical shots of each location.

So I've continued to camp on Anglesey, and that book has taken me through fields, up mountains, along various lanes, paths and tracks. I've seen, and been to, several places I didn't previously know existed and got my own near enough identical photos of each place - and following in the footsteps of the photographer has given me some of the best shots I've ever taken on that island.



  1. What an interesting book! Locals are the best sources when it comes to out-of-the way, little known spots.

    1. It's a fascinating book with lots of great hints and tips about getting the best and most unusual shots of various places on Anglesey. It wasn't expensive either, only £6.50, and certainly well worth the money.

  2. You are on my list to check if you are being part of the A to Z Challenge.

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  3. Very cool. I have a favorite hiking spot myself, and despite having been there thousands of times since I was a kid, I can still find new trails and new sights, sometimes just by turning around.

  4. Love camping and dogs too... sounds like I've found a good blog to follow!
    I don't know the UK very well , despite the fact i grew up just across the channel and my husband is actually from Lancashire, but we now live in NZ. One day I hope to caravan around though, so I'll be looking for your tips!

    1. Thanks for your comment, I hope you enjoy reading about my camping travels with my two little dogs.

      I've often thought that I'd like to visit NZ one day when time and finances allow but I haven't managed it yet. Never say never though!

  5. Your enthusiasm has me wanting to go camping. It has been many years, too.
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    1. Thank you for your comment. If my blog has made you want to go camping then you should, especially if you've been before in previous years - there are some wonderful places which can often only be discovered when camping.


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