12th November 2013 Shopping

Today we had to cycle into Cabo de Palos to do a big shop as we were almost empty of food.

This was the main reason I had panniers fitted to my bike before we came away as normally when we shop we carry it back in our rucksacks which can be heavy at times

There is a good shop onsite here but it is great to go off exploring the Spanish shops to see what they have to offer. It is also a way of getting our exercise!

One of the reasons we came back here to La Manga was that if you are able bodied and have a bike there are lots of places to go to so you are not stuck onsite all of the time.

To get to the shop we cycled along the Mar Menor past the Salinas where you can watch the birds from the hide and then through some side streets and on into Cabo de Palos to the shop.

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Later that evening the four of us went to the Quiz night at the Mirabar and had a good time. We did not win but we did not disgrace ourselves either and there were a lot of teams.

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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