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Just realised my Virgin account where I put my photos is running out of space - ha - they are clearly too busy concentrating on zooming off to space rather than providing me with hosting space [emoticon]. So I'll have a go putting my pictures on another location - so I apologise in advance if there is any difficulty viewing them.

OK, so after that distraction, on with the important stuff...

I booked a week off work in September, after the kids had gone back to school, so everywhere would be quieter. Sally wanted to visit Anglesey in North Wales because we'd never been there.

Friday

Sally suggested some cycling might be involved, so I strapped the folding bikes to the roof of the camper - not that we used them:

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Friday afternoon we headed north west towards Birmingham and then up along the Welsh border. The Camping and Caravanning Club have a POI file I downloaded onto the Garmin Nuvi GPS, so as we headed towards sunset I started looking for campgrounds to use for a stopover for the night - something basic and cheap was called for. We stopped at one and and it was just what we wanted. Just and empty field really, owned by a very pleasant retired couple.

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Saturday

Come the morning we checked out the toilet facilities - hmmm, these look interesting:

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But quite cute inside:

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We headed up further north west through Snowdonia National Park:

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We didn't stop - that would come later in the week, instead we headed straight for Anglesey and the historic bridge over the Menai Straits:

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Thomas Telford's bridge:

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Not much clearance:

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We headed up to the north east coast of the island - almost still summer:

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After a walk along the beach and some sandwiches we moved inland and found an old copper mine:

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Some of the copper mined here would have ended up lining the hulls of wooden warships

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Then onto the campground - this one Sally had booked in advance - again, a fairly basic campground, but with a sea view:

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We decided to fry some food, but rather than do it on the camper stove covering the camper in grease and making it smell, I had brought my old camping stove - it worked well:

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Stay tuned for more...

Steve.

* This post was edited 09/24/14 02:39pm by sabconsulting *


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great pictures.

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Sunday

Some walking was in order today, so we drove to South Stack - an island with a light house on it, off an island (Holy Island), off an island (Anglesey), off an island (Britain) - very recursive.

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Windy on the top - probably because it juts out into the Irish Sea:

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From the top we could head down towards Holyhead, where the ferries leave for Ireland:

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Sally wanted to walk along the harbour wall - the 2nd longest in the world after San Diego. On the entrance to the harbour wall we noticed there were no barriers and it looked like a great place for some boondocking, then we found out why no campers were in sight:

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Though I guess if you had the appropriate fishing license you could at least park during the day:

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At the end of the harbour wall we watched the local lifeboat pass:

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I think they were just doing some exercises in the harbour.

Stay tuned for more...

* This post was edited 09/24/14 02:42pm by sabconsulting *

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Dome wrote:

none of your pictures are showing up.


Thanks for the heads-up - I wondered if this would be a problem. I'll try adjusting some of the settings.

Steve.

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OK, I've adjusted the picture URLs - maybe they will show up now - annoyingly the previous ones were visible to me, but I guess to no-one else. Let me know if these are showing up.

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Thanks for the trip report! Further inspiration to get our camper over there...
Henrik

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Posted: 09/24/14 04:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks good so far. I do believe this is the first TR (that I've seen) that features an inside view of an outhouse.


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Posted: 09/24/14 05:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What a treat to see you two and what you have been up to. Love the coast photos and the scenes captured. Glad to see you guys are still loving the life in your Truck Camper.

Carry on!

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Steve & sally:

Beautiful part of the isles! Love the lofty view of that lighthouse...

...following,

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Posted: 09/24/14 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very arresting. . .
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