4th April 2013 Skipton

Today we caught the bus into Skipton and the journey took about half an hour. We had a wonderful day walking around the town then we discovered the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.  What a beautiful place and it follows around the back of the Castle, leading onto Skipton Woods.

Due to it being bitterly cold (albeit lovely and sunny) we spent a while in Cafe Nero and had a long chat about our time away.  We’ve had a fabulous time together and really enjoyed it.  This is an area we will definitely come back to, there is so much to do with the walks enticing us to come back.  The scenery around here is stunning, as you can see for miles with the snow capped hills and farming land at lower level.

We’ve bought some lovely food from Morrisons (what a fantastic store, an amazing array of fresh fruit and vegetables with some unusual varieties) for dinner tonight as we’re off tomorrow for pastures new.

 

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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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