19th May 2013 Newquay

Despite getting mixed reviews from people who have visited Newquay, we thought we’d give it a go.  The main shopping/eating area leaves a lot to be desired, a bit like Benidorm! 

However, Fistral Beach is the main surfing place with plenty of shops surrounding it geared to water sports .  As you walk down to the beach you pass the imposing Headland Hotel, previously used in filming for the James Bond film Die Another Day.

 

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There is a pleasant level walk behind the hotel that takes you along the coastline leading back to the harbour, taking in the ancient Huer Hut.  This used to be a dwelling for the lookout who was trying to spot shoals of pilchards.  When they were spotted he used to ‘hue and cry’ to the boats in the harbour below, directing where the boats needed to be to catch the most fish. 

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A day is more than sufficient to explore Newquay, the coastline is beautiful and the harbour quite quaint but once seen you don’t need to go again!

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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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