About Me

My photo
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

Monday May 30th 2016 - Part 2 - Penrhos, Cemaes & Amlwch

After my visit to the secret garden it was time for lunch and there was only one place to go for that - Pete's Burger Bar at Penrhos coastal park. The car park was full when I got there, such is the popularity of the place, so I had to park right next to the burger van, but while I was waiting for my cheeseburger to be cooked a space became vacant so I got back in the van and nipped into it before anyone else got there. The cheeseburger and coffee were just as good as always, then to counteract all the calories I'd just consumed I took the dogs for a walk.

My initial route followed a path which ran parallel to the main road for quite a distance and it brought me out on a section of Penrhos beach which I hadn't been to before. I'd seen the beach from the far end on a previous occasion and wasn't terribly impressed, but viewed from this end it looked okay and was worth a photo. Following a section of the Anglesey Coastal Path took me past the old stone boat house which I discovered last year, past several little coves and bays and finally ended back at the car park.

The walk had been a good one and had taken over an hour, so added to the walk I'd taken to get to the secret garden I decided I'd gone far enough so would make my way back to the camp site via the coast road but stop briefly at a couple of places just for a few more photos. First was Cemaes where I got some shots of the main street, beach and harbour, then my second stop was further round the coast at Amlwch.

The harbour at Amlwch is a strange little place, long and narrow with boats moored up one behind the other just on one side and it isn't easy to get many really attractive photos - unless I want to risk falling several feet into the water - however I managed a couple of shots and decided those would be the last ones of the day and I would head back to the camp site without stopping anywhere else.

Back at the tent my evening was spent alternately reading and watching a dvd, then just before the daylight faded completely I took Sophie and Poppie for their bedtime walk round the site. Snuggled down in bed later on I thought back over the previous twelve hours and my visit to the secret garden; finding out about it and actually getting to it had been a bit of a nightmare, then finding it closed was certainly a disappointment, but thanks to the kind lady who let me look round I came away with some lovely photos and memories of a really special place.


  1. You have taken some lovely photos and I have enjoyed reading your posts. Your story of the secret garden is lovely and a very special memeory for you.

  2. A pleasure to share your visit through these awesome pictures Tigermouse.

  3. What kind of photographer are you, not going for a photo because of a risk of falling? ;)
    Your photos are lovely and always make me jealous of you folks who live so close to the coast.

    1. Falling several feet into the sea with an expensive camera round my neck wouldn't really be a good idea :) Taking that first shot of the boats at Amlwch was dodgy anyway, I was standing at the top of one of the ladders going down the harbour wall - one false move and I'd have been in the water!

  4. Great shots, Eunice. I like the ones of the houses and the boats especially. I think of houses being built close together only in cities. My perception of things have changed since we've been living in a rural area.


I really appreciate good comments - who doesn't? - but due to a recent tide of spam from anonymous readers all comments will now be moderated, and only those with a direct bearing on this blog will be published. I'm sure my regular blog readers/commenters will understand the need for this - and to anyone whose comment isn't published, you know why.