I'd just taken the last shot when Eileen rang to see if I wanted to meet up for breakfast about 9am. The arrangement had actually been made the previous evening but for a later time; 9am was good for me though so she said they would set off straight away and meet me at the camp site. I'd just got back to the site and was opening the main gate when she and Martyn arrived, complete with Annie of course, and once I'd got Sophie and Poppie in the van we set off for Pantri Bach cafe down by the beach.
After a walk along the dog friendly part of the beach we went to the take-away hatch at the cafe and ordered breakfast, then sat at one of the tables in the sunshine. The toasted teacake and coffee I had were very nice and it was lovely to sit there chatting but eventually I had to go back to Manorafon, pack the tent away and make tracks for home, not only that I was also on a mission. If I could be off the site no later than 11.30am I reckoned I would just about have time to go back to Conwy and take some nice sunny photos before I hit the road for home.
Before I said goodbye to my new friends though we had to take some photos; Martyn took one of Eileen and me with the dogs, and surprisingly they were all looking the same way, then I took a couple of Annie in the back of their car. It was a while later that I realised the car door handle was in the background of the first shot, making it look like Annie had either a tv aerial or a halo on her head; whichever it was I think it really added to the cute factor.
Back at the site I got everything packed away in record time and it was exactly 11.30am when I drove away from my pitch for the last time. It didn't take long to get back to Conwy and this time I managed to get a parking space quite easily, then with three hours on the ticket (I didn't need that long but that was the minimum) I set off to retrace my steps from the day before. I didn't have time to go all the way past the marina to the beach at the other side though so I only went as far as the blue-grey bridge before turning round and heading back towards the quay.
From the quayside I went back across the road bridge and walked halfway along the roadside gardens; the wall on the seaward side had semi-circular viewpoints which jutted out into the water so I used one of these to get several shots looking back towards the castle and the quay - and the sunshine and blue sky certainly made a difference to the views.
From there I started to head back in the direction of the van; even though I had three hours on the ticket I was only allowing myself an hour or so to get the photos I wanted so I didn't want to linger too long, but before I set off for home I had one more thing to do - return to the suspension bridge to see if I could get a nicer shot of it than the one I got the day before.