A mini trip to Anglesey

We’re having a mini holiday on Anglesey, to meet up with friends and family, and try out Bertie BoxLife properly. I’d been a bit worried where all the food, clothes and kit would fit but it all went in easily and everything now has a logical place. Bertie now feels like home and we’re having a lovely time, even though the weather isn’t being very kind to us.


One of the other main reasons for the trip was to meet up with our friends Dan and Jackie. They can’t have their usual trip abroad in their caravan this summer because Dan is under going treatment for leukaemia, so they’re having a couple of weeks based at Rhoscolyn on Anglesey. As we went to Tasmania and haven’t had a campervan road trip this summer, it seemed an ideal opportunity to try out Bertie without leaving Millie for too long, to catch up with people and do some sea kayaking.


On the way over we went to see Kath, Dewi, Ross and Llinos to share news from our holidays and, although we hadn’t realised it in advance, unfortunately, to celebrate Dewi’s birthday with a curry, watching the Liverpool match. The next morning, we had a wander around Cemaes Bay, a pretty coastal village where my dad used to work, before visiting another friend, Sarah, and her hubby on our way to Rhoscolyn. It was lovely to catch up with everyone.

We had trouble finding the campsite and ended up driving in convoy up and down some tiny lanes before we finally got here. We have the car as well as Bertie because we can’t put the sea kayaks on top of the van at the moment. After we’d settled in on the pitch next to Dan and Jackie, Dan arrived back from having his arsenic treatment at Bangor hospital and suggested a short paddle at Rhoscolyn. I was a bit apprehensive because I haven’t paddled for ages and the sea wasn’t exactly calm, but it went well. I stayed in the bay and didn’t go out where it was rougher with John and Dan. They said it was a good job I didn’t because it was a bit scary!

Jackie arrived back later because she had a work meeting because one of her colleagues has died. He was only about 40, with a wife and 2 young children… such sad news. In the evening we had a lovely meal at the White Eagle. Today we had planned to paddle, and Dan has hired a sea kayak to try out. Unfortunately, the weather isn’t great, and it’s very windy, but we’re going to go to Four Mile Bridge, which might be sheltered. Fingers crossed.

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