9th June 2016 Solva to Newgale

On one of the hottest days so far we drove into the pretty village of Solva and walked about ten miles along the coastline to Newgale. The wild flowers are finally going over but the views out to sea were just as breath taking.

At the mouth of the harbour there were two tall ships anchored and as you walked around the cliffs catching glimpses of them it was like something out of Pirates of the Caribbean.

This turned out to be our last walk in Pembrokeshire as we decided at the beginning of June to hand our notice in. We always said if one of us was not enjoying the job we’d pack it in, as we’d seen it too many times with other staff just plodding on being miserable. I made the decision but Dean wholeheartedly agrees with me.

For a variety of reasons it is time to go down a different path, that still allows us to travel but also enables us to earn money. We’ve enjoyed a lot of our times working for both clubs and made some friends for life. Anyone who has worked direct with the Great British Public will know no two days are ever the same, and I for one have learnt a lot and I definitely have a thicker skin now!

As with anything we’ve also met some really nasty people on our travels but all they’ve done is taught us valuable lessons in who to trust and what we’ll allow people to get away with.

We’re both so happy right now and are looking forward to the future together.

x

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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