29th June 2016 A windy end to June

It has been just over two weeks now since we left the Job in St David’s and headed north to the Cardigan Bay area in Ceredigion.

The Pembrokeshire coast path that we have been exploring while at St David’s starts/ends on the west side of Cardigan. The coastline going north to where we are also has some lovely walks and beaches. Mwnt, Aberporth and Tresaith to name but a few.

Our first task on leaving St David’s was to sort our trailer and all of it’s contents out into what we are keeping, what is going back into the van and what can be disposed of. We no longer require the trailer so will be selling it when we get back to Oxford. If anyone is in the market for a Brenderup trailer (price to be confirmed) get back to me.

The plan is to get ourselves back to basics and simplicity as it was when we first began this adventure of ours back in 2009. It makes travelling a lot easier also, especially when visiting the many Aires and Stellplatz that we do when overseas.

We have had a few day trips out in the car exploring the local area and some of its hidden beaches as well as going down to Cardigan where we have to go for our shopping in Tesco.

We had to drive into Carmarthen to visit 3A’s Caravan/motorhome dealer for some supplies. The main one being a new toilet! oh the joys of motorhoming. While there we took the opportunity for a walk around to see what it had to offer. Like any big town it had the usual big names but many independent shops also. We were not really in the mood for shopping so on our way back to the car we came across a lovely shop called Waverley Stores specialising in Health foods as well as a vegetarian restaurant. We had a great lunch with many choices of various salads, quiche, veg pasta bakes and veggie burgers.

We have been out for a few walks but the best so far have been Mwnt and Cwmtydu.

 

 

We have been in to New Quay a few times armed with binoculars, camera, picnic blanket and enough coffee to last a few hours. We have positioned ourselves on the harbour wall next to the volunteer dolphin spotters in the hope of spotting one at least. They are (supposedly) quite common and seen everyday but at no set time.  We thought that they were avoiding us until today. We had been there about an hour when suddenly Angela got all excited as she had spotted one moving right to left. It was close enough to see without our binoculars and we must have watched it rise and fall about six times until it went out of view behind the headland.

These last few days the weather has been a bit unsettled and quite windy. We have had a great time here and have had time to unwind and catch up with great friends we have not seen for a while. We look forward to seeing them again soon. Either here in the UK, or in Spain over the winterHot smile

We are off to Brecon soon for a few weeks so are hoping for the weather to improve.

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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