21st July Ullapool

As we have a couple more months left up here we decided we needed to make another trip to Ullapool to stock up on essentials.  We managed to get away early Monday morning and were in Ullapool by 10am, having witnessed a Stag running across the road en route.

Having parked up we decided to explore the town a bit more as we had plenty of time, but every day goes better after a hearty breakfast!  The Frigate cafe caught our eye on previous occasions so we headed there and were not disappointed.

The Frigate

The Frigate

Angies Big Breakfast!

Angie's Big Breakfast!

Can I start?

Can I start?

Their menu looks interesting and we’re going to go back and sample their pizzas before the end of the season, but we’ll probably go back on the bike.  It was lovely to be in human clothes for a change rather than the uniform we have to wear every day so we made the most of it and did our tourist bit.

We visited the ferry office to find out about sailing times for journeys across to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.  Our plan is to go across one Tuesday evening and then tour the island on the Wednesday, getting the late ferry back.  Once we’d established timings we wandered around the town, and found some gorgeous Fair Trade rugs that we’re going to go back and buy once we’ve measured up the floor space.

Having exhausted the town and visited the campsite there to get our bearings we did what we came here for and visited the supermarket.  We replenished our supplies and made our way back to Poolewe where we unloaded and re-established ourselves on our pitch.

The next day we’ve earmarked for a ‘spring clean’ day.  Not very exciting but these things have to be done…even though Dean keeps trying to get out of it!

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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