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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.