5th December 2011 Calblanque Nature Reserve

We have found a little bit of paradise in Spain!  The beautiful Calblanque Natural Park has now been designated a nature reserve and there are plenty of beaches to visit, rightly protected now from being built upon.  It covers about 12km of the Spanish coast by the Mediterranean Sea.

it takes about fifteen minutes to cycle/drive here from the campsite, but once you leave the ‘main’ slip road you end up driving/riding on the equivalent of a farm track.  It’s ok to cycle just avoid the potholes and it must get very busy in the summer.  There are a few beaches along this stretch, one of them being nudist and the tracks out to some of them are challenging. 

We visited Playa Calblanque which is the most accessible – you can park right by it if you have mobility problems.  There is a bus route that goes into the area but we don’t know times etc.

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We understand there may be lifeguards in the summer, but as it is now December there is no call for their services really!  Dean and I did paddle in the sea and it has to be said it was still quite warm.  You do have to keep an eye out for jellyfish though. 

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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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