Newquay, Padstow and Tintagel

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Up Wednesday morning, feeling stiff all over. Weird. TaiChi helped a lot.
Down for a full English.
Went shopping in Newquay.
Then back to the hotel and rode out.

Was only 30mins to Padstow. Definitely not like Canada!

Tried Rick Stein‘s Seafood restaurant. Fully booked 🙁 But a kind lady directed me to the Bistro.
Rode to somewhere close and parked. Walked the remaining 150metres. It was all uphill. haha. A very  steep hill.
Walked into the hotel, to check-out the bistro. Made my reservation. Asked for somewhere to cut keys (Wadebridge), and for somewhere to park (by the harbour).
Parked the bike. Nice chat with an attendant from Tottenham.

Walked over to the sunny side of the harbour (basin) and sat down on a bench with a bottle of water.
Chatted with a quantity surveyor from just up the road.
Then back to the hotel for lunch at St Petrocs Bistro.

Now I know the hake is supposed to be the star of this course, but my heart was stolen by the garlic&kale :):):)………

Followed, at a suitable interval, by an outstanding  pavlova……

Suitably sated, I paid the 27GBP bill and walked over to my bike.

Rode past the Royal Cornwall show. Rather like the CNE, or so I have been told. Glad I had not booked to visit. Traffic was horrendous, and this was a day before the show opened.
Also glad I had not booked a hotel to see it, as it was miles from the place I was told it was at! And this is from a quantity surveyor!

Rode on to the Arthurian Centre.
A long walk through the fields and woods after touring the centre’s main building, and watching a short film.
A mix of history and fiction. All done in a quirky British way. I liked it 🙂
Only complaint: driveway was littered with scattered gravel. Bit like riding on marbles.
I was the last to leave.

Happy to arrive at my hotel. Had been raining for the whole afternoon. Varying from a light “Scottish mist” to full on shower. And the wind was still gusting hard.
Not so happy seeing the pebble parking area, but no drama.

Parked the bike and booked in. My second two storey bedroom. Made for a family. Kids from 3+ would love the second bedroom 🙂

Had a small cider and the carvery supper. I miss Mr Stein already.

An early night

Richard says:

Did you vote?

biker says:

No 🙂
Not sure who would get my vote.
Have not checked out my local candidates.
Gave up voting for the “Leader” a long time ago.
Just posted my thoughts on why the election was called.