15th January 2019 Roses, Spain

Today’s destination is Autocaravaning Park (https://autocaravaningparkroses.com/en) in The Bay of Roses. It is located in the northeast region of Spain on the Mediterranean Costa Brava.

We decided not to go on the toll roads but opt for a more scenic coastal drive. Even though according to our sat nav the distance was only forty miles it took us two hours. Hilly, winding roads and a few stops for pictures made it worthwhile.

When we arrived, there was a motorhome in front of us checking in. We had heard that it has a computerised (Passport security) check in system that is difficult to work out. Fortunately, there was a member of staff on duty who was more than happy to help. Angela read the instructions which were available in many languages and said they were easy to follow!

After we’d set up and had a brew I got our bikes off and put the panniers on. We went straight out and headed for the harbour along the lovely esplanade.

Once we had got our bearings we stopped off for a quick coffee before cycling to the Carrefour supermarket we passed on our way in. Mainly for cheese and wine for tonight.

We cycled back to site, locked the bikes away, had a nice shower then chilled out in the evening.

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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