26th August Kinlochewe & Beinn Eighe

Angela had her long awaited hair cut and colour today!  While she was being pampered I went off on the ‘bike with the intention of going out to the Rua Reidh lighthouse again. 

Road Block!

Alas, a herd of Highland cattle put paid to that as they were all over the road and I didn’t fancy trying to shoo them out the way!

We saw them a few weeks ago in the same spot when my family were visiting. We passed them in the car and that was fine,   to do it on a bike (in my opinion) would be foolish. These things have horns you know!

I turned around and made my way back to collect Angela then we headed off to the Beinn Eighe (pronounced ‘Ben Ay’) Nature  Reserve.

We think the pictures speak for themselves, describing the fantastic day we had.  Enjoy!

 

 

Loch Bad   Loch Maree   Beinn Eighe

Wife, Bike, Great Road!    Kinlochewe Viewpoint    Loch Maree from Ben Eighe

 

We eventually got home all safe and sound to enjoy the rest of a beautiful sunny day!

Home Sweet Home

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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