I seem to be getting into these impromptu weekends away quite often these days, but I don’t mind. A couple of weeks ago my ‘gypsy’ friends texted me to ask if I wanted to go with them in Anglesey – which to be honest I didn’t even know existed, and I said yes right off the bat. We wanted to do the whole weekend as low budget so we decided to go with glamping. I never camped ever in my life but I have to say that I really loved the experience!
SNOWDONIA + CAERNARFON
We left bright and early on a rainy Saturday and drove our way to Anglesey listening and singing along to my Elio On the Road – shout out to any Elio fan out there! – and late 90s Throwback playlists. After a 5 hours drive the rain finally stopped so we decided to stop in Caernarfon – Nant Gwynant in Snowdonia National Park to take some pictures. The view was just too stunning to miss! We then made our way to Caernarfon to see the Castle from which we took some amazing photo of this beautiful sunset. ANGLESEY + HOLYHEAD + BEAUMARIS
We found this beautiful gipsy caravan on trusty AirBnB. Mike was a wonderful host and I still cannot believe he built the whole thing himself, it’s amazing! Despite the cold weather we were nice and toasty thanks to the wood stove and the faux-fur throw which I found really hard not to steal! It was so beautiful waking up in the morning with birds chirping I still cannot get over the eye contact I made with a cow whilst putting the kettle on for coffee.
On Sunday we decided to drive around the island and make a few stops on the way to London.
First stop was the Bryn Celli Ddu a Neolithic burial chamber. I’ve never seen a prehistoric burial chamber before and it was really cool to go inside and see how it looked like. I think people still visit and leave offers to these days and light incenses as well, there was a beautiful and calming scent of lavender.
We then moved up north towards Holyhead and stopped by South Stack Lighthouse. The view was incredible up there and getting a final glimpse of the sea was the perfect way to eventually wave goodbye to Summer.
Final stop before London was Beaumaris Castle. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to actually visit the castles or the lighthouse. In retrospect I would love to take this trip again for at least a long weekend, but it was a lot of fun nevertheless. I love road trips but maybe for this one I might be too old, on Monday I felt like dying but it was well worth it!We are already playing with the idea of coming back for a week of glamping during Summer.
Next trip planned are a day in Piedmont for truffle season in November, and a weekend in Amsterdam with my brother in December. Literally cannot wait!