3rd – 31st August 2016 West Sussex

Since leaving St David’s back in June the weather has been very kind to us and throughout August our luck continued.

Like many we are blessed to have some very good friends. Over the last few months in particular some have been very kind to us (you know who you are) and it is very much appreciated.

Al & Isabel are a couple that we first had the pleasure of meeting on a warm sunny day in Spain a few years ago. They have remained good friends ever since. They are fortunate to own a little piece of paradise in Siddlesham which is between Chichester and Selsey W. Sussex.

They have both worked very hard over the last eighteen months or so building a great reputation on their little campsite. It has paid off with the numbers of new and returning visitors. Some stay a few nights, some plan to stay for one night but end up staying longer, some for three weeks at a time and some return three or four times in a season.

The location is brilliant and would suit anyone wanting to explore the beautiful Sussex Downs for walking, Goodwood Park for the racing and many other events they hold throughout the year and the seaside is right on your doorstep. Especially West Wittering beach. Pagham harbour is a haven for bird lovers and there are a few hides in the area where you can sit for hours doing a spot of bird watching.

There is a bus stop nearby as well as a local pub.

Where is this gem of a campsite I hear you cry ? Their website can be found by clicking on the link Fieldgate Touring Site

We arrived on the 3rd and stayed the whole of August. We were so chilled while we were there as there was so much going on. Lots of coffee mornings either on site or at one of our many favourite locations. West Wittering, Chichester Marina and East Wittering to name but a few.

While in the area we took the opportunity to meet up with friends Paul & Libby. They also work for the Caravan Club and we first met up with them on our initial interview process in East Grinstead. Boy can Libby shop! Smile

I have just been looking through my diary for August to see what we were doing and it seemed very healthy. We were walking, running, swimming and eating healthy. We had the occasional days in Chichester for retail therapy and a few visits to the cinema. We cannot wait to go back and recommend anyone with a caravan or motorhome (sadly no tents) to visit. You will not be disappointed.

Just a few pictures from the area………………………..

 

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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