It’s getting very busy in the coastal towns and on the beaches now that we are seeing a lot of visitors visiting the county so we decided to keep inland and visit for the first time since lockdown, for me at least, the Bluebell Nursery just outside of Praze-an-Beeble. It started off as a standard route but when we have Ian with us our route usually takes a little detour, generally up a lot of hills but that wasn’t the case today. It was a lovely route to the cafe with a bit of a twist not long before we got to the cafe. I was sure we were nearly there but it was only 10.30 so we took a left, added a bit on and arrived at just about 11.00. There was a good one way system which we managed to get wrong, lucky there were no others coming or going or social distancing would have gone out of the window! No windows today though as we sat at the well spaced tables in the sunshine. Phil and I like this cafe for it’s tea cakes as they always give you 2 which is a really bargain. They were really welcoming as usual and very happy to see us. Over the last year or so they have been developing their campsite which is now in use and looking superb. They are just in the process of finishing off the new shower block and are full for August. It’s a nice flat site with a great looking childrens play area.
We set off full of coffee, tea cakes and scrambled eggs and went down a little lane that no-one had ever been down, apart from Ian I should imagine. It was a great lane, traffic free and brought us out just where we needed to be but a bit quicker. A nice ride back the usual way, Troon, Bolenowe, Four Lanes and Stithians. We turned right in Stithians for a change and then it was back via Halvasso. I developed a rattle which I understand is the bearings in my front wheel so it was a detour to the bike shop for me and then home.
42 miles for me.