How many times are you surprised at how differently others see retirement. You hear friends claim that they can’t stop work because they would not know what to do with themselves, or they need more money. Or, on the other hand retired women whose life becomes housework. And grumpy guys who stare at the TV and get in the way of the vacuum cleaner wielded by the wife who won’t leave home for fear of neglecting the roses.
Sometimes we don’t have choices in life but when we do we should take the most enriching option as life is too short. What’s this got to do with caravanning you ask? Well we Grey Nomads, we’ve chosen a life of adventure. A life where you learn new things every day, meet new people and learn about their lives and where they live.
The other day while poking about the rocks on the beach I met a woman with a bucket. In fact, there were many people with buckets. I asked this woman what they were doing and she replied “Looking for cabbage.” Yeah right. Ask a silly question get a silly answer. I wondered if she meant sea lettuce but she said it was the green stuff growing on the rocks which apparently is coming into season and the Black fish (Luderick) just love it. One must assume that they were fisherfolk and not just going out to feed the little buggers. But hey, isn’t that a whole lot more interesting than vacuuming?