9th June 2013 Mawgan Porth with Hamish!

We’ve had a really weird week at work with little things going wrong. Nothing major or horrible. Just things coming away in your hand, people being ill, we even checked it wasn’t a full moon!  Our long weekend off came at just the right time.

We finished Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm and after a shower we spent the afternoon with our lovely friends Al and Isabel, who have been staying on the site for the last couple of weeks.  It has been the first time we’ve all been able to sit and enjoy each others company, as Isabel has been busy with work and study.

Again, the weather was glorious so we sat outside until early evening chatting about our lives.  They are in transition from selling their home, to finding a new place to settle down and set roots.  Their doggies, Lucy and Hamish are beautiful and we were really pleased to see Lucy (aka Lucy Lou) again as she’s a very old lady with lots of ailments.  She’s a happy little thing, living in her own world most of the time.  Her eyesight is failing, she’s going deaf and she has heart problems but she’s as gorgeous as ever at the grand old age of 15!

Hamish (aka Hammy the Hamish) is also very handsome and loves going for long walks, so we kidnapped him on Sunday and walked to Mawgan Porth. The village is about 2.5m away with our journey taking us along the coastal path.  We took plenty of water and sun screen, stopping a few times to give Hamish some juice and a cool down.  He was amazing, with his little legs going like the clappers. 

The views along the coast were breath-taking.  The path is very uneven but well defined, and there are some steep bits in places but it wasn’t too bad although you have to give way to walkers coming in the opposite direction a lot of times as the path is so narrow.

When we got to Mawgan Porth, we decided to treat us all to some fish and chips from The Blue Fish Bar.  The chips are cooked in beef fat, twice and with their skins off so tasted delicious. The guys serving were really friendly so we’ll be back some time during the season for sure.  Hamish was very well behaved and was treated to a couple of chips and a scampi!

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Having been fully refreshed, we had a mooch around the place but there isn’t much there apart from the beach and a few places to eat so we headed back off to Tregurrian. 

Hamish was now a little bit tired so we had to take it slowly, but he kept going despite slipping a few times.  We had to stop often, with Dean considering carrying him back but he’s a heavy little barrel!  We gave him some of our water too and some chews so he was ok. 

Due to his size he didn’t get to see the fantastic views that we did, so here are a few pictures so Al and Isabel can show him later.

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On our return, Hamish had a well earned rest and Al, Isabel, Dean and I went out for a meal to The Travellers Rest in Trevarrian again.  The food and service there is excellent, so no doubt we’ll be back soon!

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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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1 Response to 9th June 2013 Mawgan Porth with Hamish!

  1. Isabel says:

    Ahah! Now Hamish’s secret is out – scampi and chips, eh?! He didn’t tell his mum and dad about that (although I think it may be what he has been dreaming about ever since…!) x

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