20th-27th May 2017, Great Yarmouth.

I’m sure back in the day Great Yarmouth was a thriving seaside resort with much to see and do. It has 15 miles of coastline and is a substantial part of the Broads National Park. Unfortunately like many other UK seaside towns they have lost their sparkle. Loss of the fishing industry and the recession has led to much unemployment. That said, I’m sure the many thousands of visitors that holiday there during the summer enjoy themselves at the many attractions in and around the area.

We stopped off here on our way back to Oxford mainly to meet up with friends and family. Shaun and Billie are now wardens (managers) at the Great Yarmouth Racecourse site. We worked with them at Brecon, Wales, had a great time and have kept in touch. We had a  lovely evening with them reminiscing about Brecon.

It was also great to see the dogs again. Betty the Border Collie, Peggy a Shiatsu and Bruce was there on holiday! One day we took Betty the border collie for a walk along the beach into Caister stopping off for a beer on our way back.

Our niece Hollie and her partner Tom live nearby so we spent some time with them. We had a nice trip into Norwich one day and a couple of nice meals out. We also got the bus into Norwich for a day of sightseeing which was nice as the sun was shining and Norwich is a beautiful city. The cathedral is well worth a visit.

Next stop is back in Oxford where we will both be working again to save up for our winter trip to Spain via Germany!

Watch this space………….

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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