19th January 2014 Final days in Spain

Our final couple of weeks in Spain have been spent enjoying the sun, exercising, playing our musical instruments, spending time with friends and generally enjoying ourselves.

One beautifully sunny day we visited the lighthouse at Cabo de Palos with our friends Al and Isabel. It was such a lovely day, with the reflection of the sun bouncing off the sea giving a wonderful backdrop to the coastline.

Here you are able to see the different minerals in the soil due to the coastal erosion, with the colours ranging from emerald green, to bright oranges and reds all the way through to black. With the warmth from the sun heating our backs we wandered back to the harbour with Hamish too and went for coffee and a snack at Busquets.

Two nights before we left to head back to England we all went for dinner at an Italian restaurant in Los Belones, called Via Romana. The atmosphere was wonderful and we were greeted warmly and shown to a table even though we had not booked. It quickly became apparent that we were very lucky to have got a table as people kept arriving all through the evening.

Their reputation must be very good as we noticed all nationalities eating. The English tended to arrive early evening (as we did) with the Spanish customers coming in later around 10pm. We had a lovely evening, chatting about each other’s plans for this year.

Our last day on site was spent visiting more friends and stowing the ‘van ready for tomorrow. We’ve made a date with Geoff and Barbara to meet them later this year in Germany at a Christmas market, and we shall see Dick and Jo next year – same place, same 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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