21st July 2013 Best laid plans

Our plan was this weekend was to walk into Porth again along the coastal path as we felt we’d not done it justice the other day on our walk into Newquay.  Sunday was a glorious day, albeit a bit cooler so we thought it would be ideal for a stroll.  We didn’t want anything too strenuous as we had just experienced our first weekend of THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

Some people turned up over three hours early but they were very good natured when we explained they’d have to leave site until those who had paid up until midday decided to leave.  Due to the horrors of the A30 a lot of people leave really early, only to be surprised when they sail through!  Some of our campers had been travelling since the early hours of the morning so they were just glad to be here.

The main shock to us was the amount of people that just seem to have appeared in Cornwall, all within the space of one day!  It has a completely different vibe to it now and it has taken us over a week to get used to it.

Anyway, back to our walk and Dean decided we could scramble down the cliff face to get onto Watergate Bay beach early. I wasn’t convinced but after much nagging (sorry, encouragement) we both made it down but to the detriment of my energy levels.  My legs felt like two strands of spaghetti after all that effort and I was completely exhausted.  We got as far as the footpath to Porth from Watergate Bay when I turned round to Dean who took one look at me and dragged me off to the Phoenix Bar for a drink!

After staring into space for about an hour we made our way back and just sat outside in the sun.  Dean did some repair work on our bicycles while I just read and snoozed. Then he joined me and we spent a lazy day enjoying the weather.

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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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