31st December 2013 Calblanque Bike Ride

As my ribs are healing (albeit a bit slow) I decided to go out with Geoff for another mountain bike ride!

I had been given my orders from Angela and told not to come back with anymore injuries.

We started off on a dirt track heading towards Calblanque beach and veered off to the right slightly climbing. It was at this point I said to Geoff that I think I set off at to fast a pace as I was a bit out of puff. We stopped off at the visitor centre to look at the map of the area before continuing on our journey back towards where we had been before.

We rode up towards a gap that we wanted to try a few weeks ago and Geoff had been out on his own to check it out so new the track. Once again the aroma was in the air from the rosemary and thyme which was released as Geoff rode over or brushed against it. what a wonderful smell.

As we got to the top we stopped for a photo opportunity and for me to get my breath back before heading back unscathed apart from a few scratches on the legs. The total distance was 14 miles. I have really enjoyed going out with Geoff as I have never really gone off road before. I will miss it when we leave in a couple of weeks time!

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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