Padstow is looking all grey and murky, although it is Half Term so very busy at both the Hire Shop and the Trail. Clocks have gone back but it’s still not light enough for photos on the way down (from Wadebridge), however the big bonus is how pleasantly warm it is with the winds sweeping up from the Continent.
It looks similar weather for the rest of the week so it’s great for getting out and about and even given the high winds of last week the autumn colours are still very much in evidence along the Trail. This and berry laden bushes (a great indicator as to how mild it’s been) makes the Trail both ways a pleasure to experience at this time of the year.
Later on .. I cannot remember the last time I was in shorts and a T-shirt for October half term. What a delightful experience it has been witnessing families picnicking along the Trail, I think given the sheer volume of customers our Hire Shop has had it feels like half of England are spending their holiday in North Cornwall and of course this translates into business for the like of Treats on Trikes out at the Quarry and Padstow in general.
One thing we will have to address before next season is the number of Dog trailers we are using, they are becoming increasingly popular and I appear to never have enough units. Going into November we have all sorts of plans, the entrance of the main Hire shop is to undergo some changes and with a new roof on the main store scheduled for early next year big changes are in the pipeline for those premises as well.
In the meantime if you are able to take time to ride the Camel Trail at the moment you will not be disappointed.
Visit the Bridge Bike Hire webcam, which looks down the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow: http://www.bridgebikehire.co.uk/web-cam/