News from Doris
- The Roving Reporter
- October 2019

Hi pals,
Towards the end of my Welsh odyssey we went to Anglesey.

This may be an island but it is very, very close to the mainland by bridge and you'd never know!
Not sure on the roads in the motorhome we headed across the island to Rhosneigr.
To be honest we would have ended up there anyway as it is regarded as one of the island's best beaches.
I have to say, it is mighty fine (athough not up to Barmouth standards) It's long, flat and sandy but it is also windy and full of seaweed and shingle.
In the village there is a doggy friendly pub and we stayed in a lovely field with countryside view.

Braving the A road around the island we thought we'd find a nice beach with a campsite.
Having got stuck on a tree, caused traffic jams and blocked narrow lanes we decided the supposedly caravan friendly roads were not!
We clung to the main road and missed most of the island.

Benllech was stunning though and the view of the bay from the field above amazing.
The slightly run down site had the best toilets with a seaview.

And so back to the mainland and through the edges of Snowdonia.
Again not the best in a larger van, definitely a VW would be the perfect size camper to explore.... or maybe the train.

Driving straight through the packed tourist trap of Betsy Coed our last stop in Wales was by far our favourite, Blaenau Ffestiniog.

If you are ever in Snowdonia you must pop by.
The quarry is stunning and the surrounding hills are all of slate, the friendly town is small and needs visitors.
There's a slate mine to visit and the amazing Ffestiniog railway to Porthmadog is a great day out and dog friendly.
We went for a night and ended up staying 3 days.

So that was Wales pals, a massive 5 paws out of 5 from me!

Doz the repawter x