Such are the vagaries of the weather at the moment that I am writing this short report with rain lashing down. This is in sharp contrast to the spectacular Mackerel sky that greeted me early yesterday morning. The Trail at the moment is a blaze of colour and I have never witnessed so many Orchids as what there is this year. Bluebells, wild Garlic, Primroses, Campion just to name a few of the wild flowers that adorn the banks wherever you look so it’s a great time to venture in either direction. It’s not just the Flora that abounds at the moment – there have been lots of sightings of Roe Deer and it goes without saying that the presence of baby Rabbits scampering along the trail still never fails to enchant me.
On the news side of the Trail I had a lovely phone call from a Lucy Dove, a teacher up at St Tudy School. You may recall a few seasons ago that St Tudy school sited a really lovely Salmon sculpture up in the car park at Poley’s Bridge. This was sadly subsequently vandalised beyond repair. Lucy phoned to inform me that she had been able to source funding for a school project to replace the damaged sculpture This would be in a different format and the new sculpture should be erected in Poley’s Bridge car park over the next few months.
Speaking of vandalism the security post preventing unauthorized vehicles on the Trail was knocked over this week however as I write this is being repaired so all good, I suppose this could lead on to the recent saga of the missing bench but with the Trail looking so welcoming any other negative news is unnecessary.
Visit the Bridge Bike Hire webcam, which looks down the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow: http://www.bridgebikehire.co.uk/web-cam/