6th March 2016 Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy

We walked from the site today, duly clad in our waterproofs…start as we mean to go on!

It should have been about 15 minutes to walk to the coastal path but we made a slight detour, clambering over fences and three fields to get there. Later on we discovered (surprise that) we had made an error on where the footpath actually was! OL35 North Pembrokeshire map has now been purchased so said error should not reoccur…

Having made it to the coast path, we turned right and enjoyed beautiful views along the route eventually dropping down to Abereiddy beach. On the other side of the beach there are two paths, one continuing along to Porthgain and the other to the Blue Lagoon.

The National Trust have created a concrete footpath to the lagoon to allow for disabled access, although it does peter out the nearer you get so you need to be made of hardy stock to endure the bumpy final approach.

There used to be an old slate quarry here and it was in use up until 1910. Then the channel connecting the quarry to the sea was blasted, allowing the sea to flood the site.  This created what is now called the Blue Lagoon.

You can also see the remains of some of  the old quarry buildings but they are off limits to visit inside. The water is supposed to be very deep, hence why they have decided to stage the Red Bull Diving Challenge 2016 here in August.

We stopped here for lunch while gazing out to sea before setting off back to site stopping off to see some lovely horses.

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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