26th January 2015 Mar de Cristal

Once again the sun was shinning and it was a beautiful day, Al had gone off to play golf so Isabel, Hamish, Angela and I decided it would be nice to walk to Mar de Cristal.

We set off at Hamish’s pace which is perfect for La Manga as no one is in a hurry!

We walked along the waters edge trying to coerce Hamish in for a paddle to cool down but he was not too keen although is getting better. He did manage to get his paws wet.

It is a lovely walk as you can see across the Mar Menor to the strip where you get a real sense of how long it is (18 Km’s).

We ended up at the little cafe near the harbour and had a coffee before walking back to site in the lovely sunshine.

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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2 Responses to 26th January 2015 Mar de Cristal

  1. Keith and Caroline Simpson says:

    Hello Dean, Angela what a great site and interesting read. Hope you are both well, only four more years and we will be selling up and doing the same as you.

    All the best

    Keith & Caroline

  2. Dean says:

    Hi Keith & Caroline,

    Thanks for that.

    The next four years will fly by and then your life can take a new path. We love what we are doing and would recommend it to anyone.
    If you have any questions please ask.

    Regards
    Dean & Angela

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