4th October 2013 Another season over!

Well, we’ve made it to the end of what has been a brilliant albeit very busy season working for the Camping and Caravanning Club here in Tregurrian, Cornwall.

We still do not know where we are going to be working next year but think it may still be in the south west, but the reality is it could be anywhere in the country. That is what makes it a bit more exciting.

Last night we had a lovely evening with our managers sharing a meal and going over the seasons highs and lows. During the evening Angela and I were both given some lovely gifts as a thank you for working well on this very busy site, definitely the busiest we have worked on and our bodies will second that!

This morning we finished the last of our packing ready for the off first thing tomorrow morning.

There is an art in stowing things away in a motorhome ready for travelling so things do not rattle or fall out of cupboards during transit. We know what can happen if this is not done correctly as we have first hand experience (when we first began this way of life)!

By 2 O’clock we were done so decided to have one last walk into Watergate Bay to see the sea and to have a snack and a beer in The Phoenix Bar.
Unfortunately their opening hours had changed since our last visit and they did not open until 6pm! We decided to walk down to The Beach Hut instead It was busy when we went in and almost all of the tables were full. Booking is essential here but be we were lucky enough to get a table right next to the window overlooking the beach.

I ordered a Beach Hut Classic Burger and Angela had a Falafel Burger. They both came with lovely fries and a nice salad. To wash it down we both had a pint of Addlestones cloudy cider.

As I glanced at the specials bored I noticed a Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce ad Ice Cream 🙂 Angela helped me finish it!

The bill for our lunch including the drinks was £32.50, quite reasonable I thought.

After paying the bill we left and stopped immediately outside to have one last look at the sea then walked the 3/4 mile (uphill)! Back to the van for our last evening.

I took one last picture of the van ready for the off with a lovely rainbow behind.


It was a great way to end our season in Cornwall…………

We are both now very much looking forward to touring Germany and visiting many, many lovely Christmas Markets

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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