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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

Tuesday August 30th 2016 - A final fling on the way home

My final morning at Felin Uchaf was dull and overcast but for once I didn't mind too much as I was packing up to go home anyway. Most of the other campers on the site had gone the previous day and the two remaining couples left just before me so for the final ten minutes of my stay I had the whole site to myself, and with a quick walk down the track and back to keep the dogs happy I finally left just after mid day.

My original plan, if it had been a sunny day, was to take a different route from Corwen and instead of going along the A5 and back through Llangollen I would take the A5104, a more cross country route which I hadn't travelled before and which hopefully would get me a few final photos, but with such an overcast sky I decided to scrap that idea. Not wanting to rush home too soon though I stopped in Llangollen for half an hour for a quick look round the shops, then a few miles further on I pulled into the car park near the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and took the dogs for a wander by the canal.

With big patches of blue sky appearing between the clouds I thought maybe I would get lucky and the sun would soon come out but it didn't; the blue disappeared almost as quickly as it arrived but the colourful boats and the flowers on the bridge gave me several good photos even without any sunshine.

Those were to be my last shots of the weekend and I returned to the van to continue my journey home. With only a slight delay due to some roadworks on one part of the motorway the rest of the drive was uneventful and I arrived home just after 4pm. With the weekend now behind me my working life would take over again but only for a short while - another ten days and Sophie, Poppie and I would be setting off on our camping travels once again.


  1. All good things on each trip do come to an end Tigermouse bit wonderful memories you have shared with us. A big thank you.

    1. Thank you for reading Yvonne, I hope you enjoyed following me on my weekend round part of North Wales - next stop is Norfolk :)

  2. You didn't walk across the aquaduct then :) I still have nightmares about doing that, I was trying to appear brave but I was actually terrified. It's a lovely place there walking alongside the canal side and watching the canal boats. We sat outside that pub with the dogs, it's a very popular place to visit. Your photos are great, at least the clouds were the nice white fluffy ones.

    Have a lovely break next week. I will look forward to your blog posts and photos on your return, as you're heading to somewhere I have never been to before. Enjoy your time away, fingers crossed for some more good weather.

  3. I did walk part of the way across but with both dogs and lots of people coming the other way it wasn't easy so I didn't go too far; I've been all the way across and back several times before though so it wasn't too important. Admittedly it's not the sort of thing to to if you don't like heights, especially when it's windy!

    I've been in the pub for a meal a couple of times in previous years and it was very nice too. Last time I took my son and daughter-on-law during a day out for her birthday - I originally parked by the canal near the far end of the aquaduct as it's really pretty there but she wouldn't walk across so I had to drive all the way round and park near the pub.

    My plans to drive to Norfolk tomorrow (Saturday) have possibly been scuppered by extra work so I probably won't be going until Sunday but it's only one day out of eleven so I don't mind too much - and I'm looking forward to going to sleep and waking up to nothing but the sound of the sea :)

  4. That's a sweet looking area you were in. Canals and canal boats are very unique to see for me. And I only think of them being in Denmark.

  5. We have lots of canals in this country, and the Midlands city of Birmingham had more miles of canals than Venice in Italy. Many of the narrowboats are individually hand painted with different designs such as castles and brightly coloured flowers, though the cruisers are usually white with just a touch of colour.

  6. We visited Trevor Basin during our Welsh trip last week - you'll see from the photos on my blog! Lovely place to site and watch the boats and if you're brave enough to walk over the aquaduct (we certainly weren't!).


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