12th March 2018 La Manga to Zaragoza

We woke up early as we had a full day of driving ahead of us. It was a beautiful morning with the sun rising and clear blue skies. Perfect driving conditions.

Our first stop on our way home is as usual Zaragoza. We know how to get there now but the first time we used this site was a bit frustrating. We passed it (a few times!) but could not find our way around the road system to get in. We were warned about this by our first Camping and Caravanning Club site managers Philip and Julia.

It is not the cleanest of sites (Possibly due to being out of season), but it is handy, has free Wi-Fi and a short stroll gets into an area where there are a few tapas bars, eateries and a supermarket if you need to stock up or want something for the evening.

From La Manga it takes us approximately 8 hours (590km/367 miles) with stops and change of driver.

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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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