7th February 2015 Lion’s Head walk

Last year when we were here in La Manga I walked to this summit with Geoff and also cycled part of it!

It is a beautiful walk that is not too far from the site. There are a couple of uphill sections but you are rewarded greatly for this with stunning 360 degree views.

As Angela has been running since our arrival here to build up her stamina and lung capacity we decided to give it a go. So with a packed lunch, flask of coffee each and plenty of water we set off.

Leaving the site we walked past the growing area where the rows of lettuces and broccoli are all regimentally lined up on parade waiting to be picked when big enough.

The sun was shinning and it was warm, a perfect day for a walk.

What I like about this walk is that after about an hour you get into a bit of a wooded area giving you some shade to cool down before coming out into the sun at the summit.

There are wild flowers all around and my favourites, the lavender and thyme smell lovely, especially when you brush past them.

You have to be careful this time of year and be on the lookout for the  Processional Caterpillars that make nests in the pine trees, we did see a few nests and fortunately only one was in our path so we avoided it.

We eventually got to the top where there is a trig point bollard and where we would be stopping for our lunch and for a few more photo’s. From here you can look out towards the strip, La Manga resort, Cabo de Palos and calblanque national park.

The walk back down was just as pretty but my (Dean’s) knees do suffer.

We went to the site shop as we got back to buy a couple of beers to finish the day off.

 

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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