2nd May Scooter ride to Cove.

Today was the start of our (nearly) two days off so when we finished at 3pm we took a ride out to Cove again.  We’d forgotten how beautiful the ride out was along the coast of the Loch and were then treated to a farmer rounding up some of his wayward sheep.

Stand Off!

Stand Off!

They were kind enough to let us watch them collect newborn lambs and their mum, and then they had two stubborn sheep who took it upon themselves to try and climb the rocks to escape.  We’re not sure what the outcome was as when we left the young lad had adopted the role of the sheep dog and climbed the rocks to head them off.

The farmer quipped that he also had mountain goats and he may well be right!

After watching the farmer’s antics we walked up to the Russian Convoy Memorial stone again. It looked magnificent with the sun shining on it.

As it was clearer this time we could see a lot more of the surrounding mountains, they stood out a lot more as the snow has almost melted from them.

The coastline near Cove looked lovely also.

Loch Ewe coastline at Cove

Loch Ewe coastline at Cove

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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