9th November 2011 La Zubia Campsite (ACSI)

Dean and I had had a few discussions about where we were headed for today, but we stuck with the original plan and settled on this site.  How right we were to do so!  The greeting we received from the gent on reception is the best we’ve ever had.  By the time we’d finished checking in we were all laughing and he’d completely put us at our ease. 

We chose our pitch (they’re very simple but most people use the site for visiting Granada or to hire the bungalows when skiing in the Sierra Nevada during the winter) and got a few things out then wandered into the village to get a few provisions.  The site has some pretty buildings and it had a really relaxed feel to it – there were Spanish, Dutch, Germans, French and British on the site and everyone said hello, even the ten feral cats…

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Although the outside pool is now closed for the year, we were still able to sit on the verandah which was a real sun trap.  We took our books up there and read for a while, warning our bones up as it was quite cool down below.  A bonus in the height of summer but not at this time of year, and were joined by Ginge, one of the cats who took a shine to us during our stay.

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Today and tomorrow we’re just sorting our abode out and getting a load of boring stuff out the way like washing, cleaning but we did treat ourselves to the bottle of Rioja we bought from Haro – cheers!

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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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