24th May 2014 On the road again!

Apologies for the delay in posting but unfortunately for reasons we will not go into it was not working out for us at Veryan, Cornwall.

We gave it a try but ended up asking to be moved. It does happen occasionally and the club handled it very well. We are being relocated to Milarrochy Bay on the East shore of Loch Lomond, Scotland and we are thrilled about it.

We had a 4 overnight stops on the way to break the journey, 2 of which were on the Oxford CCC site to see our mothers.

We arrived in the afternoon on the 24th after a 6 hour drive and went straight to my mothers as she had made a curry for us. It was well received and not long after eating it we were back in our van for a good nights sleep.

Sunday we met up again with my mother this time in Oxford’s city centre. We had a bit of a walk around before taking her to the Mitre for Sunday lunch. We had to be back at the van early afternoon to meet up with Angela’s mother.

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Both mothers are well and it was nice to see them again.

Monday we had another long drive to the Kendal site and had a great reception from Phil & Adele. They are both looking well and the site was looking beautiful, maybe somewhere we would like to work in the future!

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Tuesday we headed for Moffat and had another warm welcome from Steve, Cherie and the team. We had been here before when we were touring so knew where the shops were. We had a wander before heading back for our tea and an early night.

Wednesday we had an early start so we could get to Milarrochy Bay and set up while the weather was good.

The team was cleaning when we arrived but when they saw us we had a warm welcome from Maxine & Mark. We were shown our pitch and got ourselves set up before meeting the team proper later on.

This is like no other site we have worked on in the past. Although Tregurrian was busy, this is very busy for the late shift as you get a lot of backpackers walking the West Highland Way. It goes past our main entrance and for many it is the first overnight stop. We often see a lot of very weary people who are so relieved to be here, some hobble in and some look very fresh still. After a nice warm shower and a bit of food they are transformed into new people until it all begins again the next morning. It is great to see them all chatting to each other and nice to see all nationalities getting along.

My favourite walker so far was a lovely man who is doing it with his loyal friend Harvey a 7-year-old Vislar, complete with his own backpack. The contents of which were his own food and water. He may return later in the season and I am looking forward to hearing how they got on.

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We have had a drive out already for a pot of tea at the Inversnaid hotel and the scenery is stunning, we are really going to enjoy it here as we have a good vibe………the midges will be the biggest challenge for us!

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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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1 Response to 24th May 2014 On the road again!

  1. Angi & Paul says:

    So pleased you are happily settled in your new location!!! Keep up the posts it’s great seeing and reading about your adventures!! Take care x x x

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