A very windy night with a few showers and the forecast for today was 100% chance of rain. It remained windy but we only had a couple of light showers.
The first of the showers provided some confusion for Steve and a bit of laughter from both, but especially from Lynn. Steve decided to put on his waterproof trousers but was flummoxed when they wouldn’t go beyond his thighs. Although we try and avoid wearing matching kit, our trousers are very similar and had got mixed up in the tent. Neither had realised, and Lynn had been wearing the wrong trousers from the outset. Lynn normally wears THE trousers.
We climbed out of Wadebridge to St Maby and dropped down to Helland Bridge to join the Camel Trail.
Many will know the Camel Trail, a cycle route running alongside the River Camel.
All the publicity pamphlets state it runs from Padstow to Bodmin. However it extends beyond Bodmin to Wenford Bridge near St.Breward.
At Wenford Bridge, in addition to bike hire is a lovely cafe ‘Snails Pace’ an off grid eco cafe which did good locally sourced food. In addition to a warm welcome we enjoyed tea and scones and a welcome sit down.
Tonight we are camping at Cherry Cottage, just outside Camelford
Camelford was the location of a water contamination incident in 1988 when 20 tons of aluminium sulphate was poured into the wrong tank at the waterworks. The worst drinking water contamination incident in British history.