We decided to sit down with David Jnr and talk about his childhood holiday memories – David would often spend Summers over at Ocean Heights in Chwilog, Pwllheli. With so many great things to see and do over on the Llŷn Peninsula we wondered if much had changed since David holidayed there! Here are some questions we got to discussing…
What is your earliest childhood memory at Ocean Heights?
I remember as a child we always went to Ocean Heights for our Easter holidays and would always be excited to get to the caravan as Geraint, the park manager at the time, would have decorated the caravan with Easter eggs for us, it was great… I was a fat kid!!
How did you spend your childhood Summers?
We spent a lot of our holidays as kids either in Jersey or at Ocean Heights, whereby we would spend most days on one of the many beaches in the area or playing football or hide and seek, or if the weather was bad we would visit the cinema in Pwllheli or play monopoly or Mario cast!!
Is there a particular memory that stands out from one year?
When Manchester United won the Premier League for the first time in 1993 I remember we were all travelling to the beach in Pwllheli with Janice Broster and her family when Steve Bruce scored against Wednesday in the 96th minute which sent us on our way to win the title! We were listening to the game on the radio.
How do you think caravans and holiday homes have changed since then?
Where do you begin with that question, they have changed in every imaginable way possible but at the same time and in essence they remain the same, the caravan holiday home is a great place for family to spend quality time together making memories.
Where is your favourite place to spend time whilst back in the area now?
North Wales has so much to offer it is unreal, I love spending time walking in the forests and the mountains with my dog, cycling round Snowdonia with my friends and getting out and about discovering new places to go eat and drink with my wife. My favourite hill to climb (after Snowdon as it has so many routes it is hard to beat) would be Moel Siabod as the views from the top are spectacular and it’s always quiet. Favourite Restaurant would be Alfredo’s in Conwy, the staff are so friendly and welcoming and it’s always got a nice buzz about the place. I love Conwy. Nant Gwynant café also needs a mention.
What do you think the advantages and benefits of holidaying on the Llŷn were and do you feel that is that the same now?
The Llŷn has absolutely everything – fantastic beaches, great little villages with good restaurants, café’s and pubs. It’s close to the mountains and Snowdonia. The views over the Cardigan Bay on a nice day are unbelievable!
Give us an example of a perfect day for you spent at the caravan!
We have a caravan outside Abersoch that we try to get down to when we can and I love cycling so I would say a nice cycle round the headland (I’ve got a loop that I like to do), and lunch on the wall outside Ty Coch Inn with a local Ale at More Nefyn. Chill out on the beach, possibly Porth Cariad, in the afternoon followed by Mexican food in Manana’s in the evening!!
With some wonderful memories, the years spent at Ocean Heights during Summers past came flooding back and it got us to thinking, what are your favourite holiday memories from days gone by?! Be sure to comment on Facebook or tag us on Twitter and Instagram!
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