WERE YOU THERE ?
Our meet opened on Friday July 12th with 10 units, but by the weekend we had 24. The weather was fantastic - hot sunny days and pleasant evenings. Members came from as far away as East Kent and the New Forest.
We had our first coffee morning on Sunday July 14th, and the well-supported raffle was drawn – one lucky member won 4 of the prizes. It was difficult keeping the boxes of chocolates from melting, so we were glad to hand them over to the winners! A new variety of biscuits were on offer at the coffee morning – Jaffa melts.
The meet was attended by a great mix of members including Trevor from Worcestershire DA, who had brought a model boat, which he had built, to sail with the members of the Colwyn Bay model boat club at Eirias Park
The coast proved to be the most popular area to visit including the RSPB visitor centre at Glan Conwy, Conwy Castle and Llandudno. Many of the local walks were also enjoyed. Neil, Joanna and family visited the summit of Pen y Gaer, which is the site of a bronze-age hill fort. Views from there were outstanding, including an almost birds eye view of our campsite and the Conwy Valley
On Wednesday, we had a fish & chip supper get together, with 27 portions of delicious cod and chips delivered by the local take-away at Dolgarrog. Amongst our visiting members was a young boy from Scotland who is learning to play the accordion. He played for us all and proved to be an accomplished musician and received a well-deserved round of applause. Who knows – if he returns next year we may even have a ceilidh!
There was much support for the local shops i.e. the butcher, who sold a wide variety of produce including top quality meats and delicious home made pies, and the post office, which was also a general store and newsagent. The friendly service provided by these shops was much appreciated.
The hot weather continued for the rest of the week, and quite a few members went on to another meet at Bodnant Llanrwst. Michael and Evelyn had to cut short their holiday and return home as there was a problem with their Range Rover. Thanks to Neil for his assistance. They did join us for our closing coffee morning, and are now back on their travels. Thanks also to Paul and Julie who visited on their motorcycle and helped us to pack up.
It was a pleasure to steward this meeting – a big thank you to Mrs Bryant the landowner for the presentation of the field etc and also to the members who attended including a thank-you card from Yvonne and Kevin of Burnley Lancs. Many have said they will return next year.
Brian & Mel