5th May 2013 Watergate Bay

We have been here in Tregurrian now for 4 days and are near enough settled in on our pitch which is home until October.

Our managers Paul and Angie (that’s going to be awkward!) are great and have shown us the ropes already and we think we are going to have a great season.

We worked on Friday and Saturday and are now on our 2 days off! how good is that?

Today we decided to go into Newquay to do a big shop before heading to Watergate Bay in the afternoon to see the surfing competition. It is only a 30 minute leisurely walk along the coast path which has great views out to the Atlantic Ocean.

We haven’t a clue about surfing and the we thought the commentator was speaking a different language! We wish our friend Al was here to explain it to us as he is an old beach bum!!! (Sorry Al).

As we love our walking we will be in our element as the south west coastal patch is a stones throw away and we will be able to walk east towards Padstow and west towards St Ives. We also have our little smart car so will be able to drive out to do other sections.

 

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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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