2nd September Loch Kernsary for the last time…

As we’re off soon, we’re revisiting some of our favourite haunts and the walk behind the site is one of them.  It’s one of those walks where you get a bit of everything – marshland, lochs, heather in bloom, mountain ranges in the distance, river views, donkeys and pigs!

Looking back to Poolewe  First glimpse of Loch Kernsary  Footpath through heather

Beinn Airgh Charr  Derelict building  Loch An

Again, we were blessed with the weather as lately we’ve had gale force winds (again!) for days at a time, but today it was glorious.  A beautiful sunny and warm day but with enough of a breeze to keep those pesky midges away!

As we got half way round you’re supposed to cross a little stream by means of a bridge, but a herd of cows decided they wanted it for the day…so we both ended up getting our feet wet (alright, I (Angela) got my feet wet!) and crossed the stream without the aid of the bridge!

Bridge Guards!  River crossing!

Stream  Pinky & Perky  Winston

River Ewe  Poolewe Bridge

Normally the walk should only take about three hours but we spent so long looking at the views, and subsequently waving goodbye for now it took us nearly four hours to get back.  We timed it perfectly though, as we had just walked back on site when our friends Hazel and Allan (who we met when we helped out at Hereford) turned up.  They were here for a couple of days before venturing off to Skye, so we went for a drink and a catch up in the evening.

It was great to see them and we think they enjoyed themselves as they went off exploring all day!

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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