Typical Winters Grey day – early morning trail to myself with just an Owl hooting away for company. Upside was the wind which had backed off and it was definitely a few degrees warmer. In conditions such as these I can ride down almost in a trance but I have to say on entering the Padstow Car Park that trance was soon broken with the sights and sounds of the Sand Lorries and machinery which were going full bore.
That must have really woken me up because I suddenly realised that I was not threading my way past fishing boats and lobster pots previously winterised in the car park. With Padstow now increasingly a winter tourist destination storing boats in the car park is not an option. Most of the Trawlers are now wintered in the vast blue shed at the side of the car park which makes good secure sense given the equipment on board nowadays.
It’s not just that the days are drawing out but when you see adverts for Snowdrop Sundays up at Pencarrow early February that you realise time is cracking on. We have a couple of hundred bikes to build, we have the Store to reroof and with Half Term just around the corner it is all systems go.