9th November 2013 Zaragoza to La Manga

We set off just after 09:00 hrs from the campsite in Zaragoza for our final big drive down to La Manga. We had the same problem leaving Zaragoza as we did arriving and that was getting lost as our sat nav does not seem to recognise the roads around the centre. We eventually got on our way after I (Dean) became a bit frustrated. Not what you want before a big drive.

The sun was soon up and we were feeling good as we were almost at our final destination. It was a different route to when we came two years ago as we went via Granada to visit the Alhambra Palace before going on to the campsite.

The plan was to stop for a few times to stretch the legs and have a brew but because the roads are so easy to drive on with not much traffic and cruise control set to 56 mph we just plodded on making good progress.

After three stops, 383 miles and seven hours driving we exited the Autovia Cartagena at La Manga Salida 11 and were at our campsite.

The process on arrival is to park up and report to reception to check in where you are then given a pitch preference form to take with you as you walk to the sector you will be staying in. You must then choose three pitches and return back to reception with the form and tell them where you would like to stay. If this is agreed you get back in your motorhome and drive round to your chosen pitch set up and that is you until you leave.

Needless to say we were too tired to do anything that evening other than eat and go to bed.

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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