16th October 2012 Altenkirchen, Rugen

Dean has wanted to visit the island of Rugen for ages, so off we went on the three hour journey to the far north of the island to a lovely campsite called Camping Drewoldke.

As luck would have it we arrived just as their lunch hour finished so we were allowed to enter and find our own pitch.  It was pouring with rain on the day we got here so we weren’t ecstatic about the site, but the next day we were so glad we found it.

We were about 150m from the sea and there was a walkway through the dunes to the beach, with the waves breaking over the pebbles you could hear them at night.

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Above was the view we met in the morning and after a hearty breakfast we set off along the beach to go exploring.  Yet again we cursed ourselves for not bringing the pushbikes as so many people whizzed by us, able to reach further places than our little legs would carry us.  Our aim was to get to Kap Arkona, right at the top of the island where there are ruins of an old house and a monument to a Slav God but we had to give up and return…who suggested leaving the bikes behind?!

Rugen is only about 30 miles wide (still the largest of German’s islands though) and we only managed to see a little of it but we know why it is a popular holiday destination – see for yourselves…

 

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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