17th May Redpoint Beach

The ride out to the start of the walk is about 25 miles away and it takes you through Sheildaig and Badachro.  We were treated to the sight of two seals basking in the middle of the loch, and we had a really good view of them as the tide had gone out and they were just laying on the shore.

We visited Redpoint Beach the other week but only went to the first beach, so today we decided to venture further going through the farm. Our goal was to visit the old fishing station on the beach so we parked up and set off.

Redpoint Beach

Redpoint Beach

Redpoint Beach

Redpoint Beach

(I Angela) was a bit concerned as we had to go through a gate stating “Beware of the Bull!” and I do NOT like cows!  I made Dean go the long way round but we eventually got to the beach.  There was an abundance of different types of birds on the beach and loads of beautiful Sea Thrift growing among the rocks.

Dunlin

Dunlin

Thrift & Lichens

Thrift & Lichens

Thrift

Thrift

The place was quite busy (about ten other people – heaving up here!) but we were able to mooch around the old fishing station where old anchors still lay, and we could see the remains of the poles where they used to hang their fishing nets in order to carry out repairs.

Old fishing station

Old fishing station

Old fishing station

Old fishing station

Old anchors

Old anchors

We wandered back to the bike (carefully avoiding the cows…incidentally there was no bull) and made the journey back.  The surrounding countryside is forever changing and as spring arrives and moves into summer, the area is more green and lush so it looks even more beautiful then before.

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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