1st March 2013 Winnats Pass

Today we took a walk from site to Winnats Pass, a steep, windy road about a mile away.  It came to our attention when getting directions to the CC site as this was the one road to avoid! 

The road itself was narrow in places, but so long as nothing was coming the other way you were probably ok with a motorhome but towing a caravan would have been a different matter.  The verges were strewn with debris from vehicles that obviously didn’t make it, with old bumpers, number plates and wing mirrors knocking about.

Although the day was dry, the wind was still biting cold and snow still lingers in places.  We were out for about two or three hours as we then walked back through Castleton via the entrance to Peak Cavern.

 

Tomorrow we’re off to the Lake District, but before we left one of Dean’s old army friends came to dinner.  Mark drove over an hour to come and meet us and it was great to see him and catch up on what he’s up to. 

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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