7th June 2013 Watergate Bay

Last weekend we visited St Austell, but to our disappointment it didn’t live up to expectations.  We incorrectly thought it was a coastal town but it isn’t, so next time we’ll go to St Austell Bay and visit the right place!

However, we did spend a lovely day Sunday on the beach at Watergate Bay.  The weather here has been glorious with temperatures in the mid 20s so the campsite has steadily been getting busier.  We’ve all been getting out during the day, either weeding, edging, painting and mowing, in between pitching the campers and cleaning. 

The team here is really good (though we say so ourselves) as we’re all out working.  There’s nobody sat in the office all day or cherry picking what jobs they’re going to do.  The managers are fair and consistent, which helps while we’re learning how a club site works again. We need to refresh our memory of some procedures and policies, but we’re enjoying our time here.

Although there are two toilet blocks (plus the disabled block) the cleaning takes less time than our last site at Hereford.  Both couples share the cleaning every day, with up to eight checks a day.  It is easy when you’re all out and about, as every now and again one of you pops in and tidies as you go – less chance of any nasty surprises.

The area is getting busier so we’re constantly seeing holiday makers walk past the site on their way down to the beach.  Most people are here on holiday and are up for having a good stay, with lots of them extending.  Not just once, but three or four times – we must be doing something right!  The weather has nothing to do with it..

On our days off we’re making sure at least one day we visit an attraction in the area, courtesy of the free passes Angi (manager of site) negotiated with the local advertising firm. As mentioned before, we spent the day on the beach only to be escorted back by Al and Hamish, the Scottie.

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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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1 Response to 7th June 2013 Watergate Bay

  1. Eric & Sharon says:

    Hey, it’s good to see that Paul & Angela are finding the odd little job here and there to stop you getting too bored in between your sightseeing trips :0) Just in case you are wondering who this is, do you remember the Autotrail Comanche and the couple who have applied for Assistant Wardens jobs ? House went up for sale last Wednesday and have had 6 viewers so far, hopefully one of the viewers will turn in to a purchaser ! No acknowledgment to our applications from the C&CC so far, but you did say that they were a bit slow on the Admin stuff. We will be at the Midsummer Motorhome Show (Exeter) this weekend, having an extra 95w solar panel fitted and picking up our new ‘Windblocker’, bike rack being fitted on 4th July and then that should be the van all ready for our new lifestyle.

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