6th May 2017 Fort William.

We have been to Fort William a couple of times before and the campsite we stay on (Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park) is a great base. Especially if you love your outdoor pursuits.

The drive down through the Great Glen is full of beautiful scenery and the weather was on our side so made it even more spectacular.

We checked in at reception with the very helpful staff who explained everything to us and showed us what areas were available. As is the custom now, I go to the water point to fill up while Angela has a wander around to find a suitable pitch. As can be seen by the picture below she found a good one………….

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After setting up we decided to make the most of the sun and sat outside for the rest of the day taking in the views, air and a spot of reading in between. It was nice to just chill after a long drive.

We planned a cycle ride to Neptune’s Staircase but unfortunately my back went so Angela suggested going back via the shops to get a few bits and head back to the van to rest it.

The rest worked and the day after we went on a ten mile cycle ride to the end of the glen. We have been there before but on a scooter which is a lot easier than on a push bike. We were in no hurry so took our time with plenty of stops for photographic purposes:-) The weather was glorious as was the scenery. We had a well deserved pint at the end of the ride.

The last day we decided to walk to Neptune’s Staircase as we had never been before. Due to a temporary footpath closure it was not the best walk out so after our visit we decided to get the bus back to Fort William. We had fish & chips before going back to the van.

 

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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