Wales 2012

Posted in Wales 2012 on September 25th, 2012 by David Murphy

9th September 2012 I had my second meeting in 2 years with Paul 007vauxhall as he’s known on YouTube.
We decided on a campsite at Dolgam Farm, Capel Curig, not far from the Pen-Y-Pass carpark where our path would start up to Snowdon summit the following day.
It rain solid for the next two days Paul pitched his Vango Banshee me my Vango Beta350 and my Alpkit Rig7 tarp for shelter so we could cook our steaks Paul said it was the best steak he has ever had.
We set off in the morning to a cafe for breakfast then off to the Pen-Y-Pass carpark.
After a wet windy trek up the miners path to Snowdon we arrived on the summit to strong gusts then into the cafe we went, I was soaked through to the skin, not good I can safely say I will not be wearing that jacket and pants again.
The cafe was only open another half an hour so we had a coffee and a sausage roll and then we were off back down.
We drove to another campsite on the North Coast at Trwyn Yr Wylfa, Penmaenmawr, Conwy, lovely views here of Anglesey and Puffin Island, then off to The Gladstone for a pint.
Next morning as you can see from my videos we had a very nice full English breakfast cooked in the back of Paul’s Galaxy.
It was time for Paul to leave me and head home, whilst I continued on my journey around the north coast over to Anglesey and Holyhead where I pitched for the third night at Trearddur Bay.
My forth campsite as you can see from the map is Llanbedrog, Gwynedd great views again here.
Then it was off to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at Cardigan for campsite number five this site was well off the main road about a mile along a bumpy track not much wider than a footpath, the site was under construction a bit with a brand new shower/toilet block and lovely views.
My last site would be at Caerfai where I cooked my final steak, it was the weekend now and I was encountering more nosey people which I don’t prefer. “Think they hadn’t seen anyone film a steak cooking before”.
My sleep was cut short as my Klymit Inertia XL mat would let me down big style and I ended up sleeping in the car after waking around 2am on the bottom, this was a big decision in bringing my travels to an end. I really enjoyed my time in Wales and my time with Paul was the highlight of this trip, cheers Paul.
Thanks for reading and checkout my map of the places I stopped off, all photos are taken by myself and watch my videos below, and remember “We’ll see you there”.


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