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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

Saturday July 15th 2017 - Caernarfon harbour

Another damp grey day arrived, and though the drizzly rain had stopped by mid morning the cloud was still hanging around in the afternoon. Again it wasn't nice enough for the photos I wanted to take so I decided to go back over to Caernarfon to see my cousin at the golf club. There was only one thing wrong though - when I got there I found that yet again he wasn't in. This time he'd gone to pick up his new car from somewhere about an hour's drive away and wouldn't be back in work until the following day. Well there's more than one way to skin a cat as the saying goes, so if I couldn't find him at the golf club I would track him down at home.

The day was showing signs of brightening up when I came out of the golf club so when I got almost to the harbour I parked up and went for a quick wander with the camera. The tide had been out when I went round there last year, this time it was in and with the sun trying its best to break through the clouds I got some fairly good shots of the boats and the castle.

The drive to David's house didn't take long and although he wasn't in his wife Hilda was; she said he wouldn't be long though so she made a coffee and we sat chatting until David came in. It was good to see him and I spent another hour or so with the two of them before taking my leave and heading back to Anglesey. The weather had improved greatly by then, the sun was out properly and most of the sky was back to being blue again, so the evening on the camp site turned out to be really nice - and with only two full days of my holiday left I was really hoping it would stay that way.


  1. As I read this it's pouring with rain, thanks for the post and a good way of cheering a dismal day.


    1. Glad I've helped to cheer up your evening Yvonne :)

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    1. I've never had a big family and none of us have ever been really close but David is the same age as me and we were good friends in our teenage years, often going out on our bikes together and disappearing somewhere for hours on end. We have something in common now as he likes camping too so it's good to exchange experiences over a coffee or two :)

    2. We're not big or close either, but after a couple of family funerals we are making efforts to see more of some of our cousins on both sides. It used to be weddings we'd meet up .....

    3. That's about it for us I'm afraid, weddings and funerals. I have a cousin who lives only ten minutes walk from me but she and her husband very much keep themselves to themselves so I only ever see them if I bump into them in our local Asda. I don't know where David's brother Alan lives, I've not seen him for years, and I only ever see my aunt (their mum) on odd occasions while out shopping.

  3. You've got some nice photos of the boats and castle and caught up with family, all's good.

  4. The photos came out better than I expected in view of the cloudy sky - think it helped having lots of water in the harbour :)

  5. Caernarfon Castle is magnificent. Great photos.

  6. Thanks Ruth :) The castle looks like a great place to explore and I keep promising myself I'll go in next time I'm down that way but I haven't made it yet.


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