13th November 2013 Bike Ride

Today Geoff and I decided to go for a bike ride and as I had been before I chose the route. I took us to Calblanque nature reserve and beach which is directly opposite the main campsite but is accessed by a really rough dirt track, made worse by recent rains the month before we got here. It is fairly flat to begin with and then there is a great winding hill down to the beach. I remembered not to get too carried away with the speed as it is very gravelly and on some of the bends you could come unstuck!

We went onto the beach and got wet feet as the tide suddenly came in and caught us unawares!

Geoff is a lot fitter than me so on the way back, that lovely hill we come down has to be climbed and I had to walk for a little of the way as I was a bit out of puff. Geoff stayed on his bike and pedalled alongside me which made me feel good!

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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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