By Dave & Mandy, Mar 3 2017 05:07PM
From the last blog you’ll know that Padstow has given the impression of being in hibernation for the past couple of months, but now, like flowers in springtime, Padstow, and the North coast of Cornwall is starting to bloom again.
We’ve certainly had some lively weather through February – see the image below of storm Doris hitting the north coast at Bedruthan Steps – spectacular seascapes and wind strong enough to blow you off your feet! But now things are starting to calm down, the seagulls can land safely again, and the surfers are looking forward to an undisturbed swell hitting the beaches.
The local gardens and attractions are starting to open, the daffodils are out everywhere, the roads and beaches are still quiet, the South West coast path beckons and with the clocks going forward at the end of the month, the evenings are getting lighter and longer. March and April are fantastic months to visit Cornwall – probably our favourite in fact.
Events are starting to appear on the calendar too, with St. Piran’s day this weekend on Sunday 5th – a celebration of all things Cornish in honour of the patron saint of the Duchy – with parades, events and entertainments across the county. Locally, the Cornish Arms Beer and Mussel festival is on from 17th to 19th March at Rick Stein’s pub in St Merryn – always a great event if you like beer, or mussels, or both!
And continuing on the food theme, in the last blog we spoke about the local restaurant refurbishments, and particularly the work going on at Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6. Well, we are happy to report that the changes to the restaurant have proved to be hugely successful. There is a fab new bar upstairs – look out for the funky furniture and the great cocktails – and the dining room now has an ‘open’ kitchen, providing views for all to see the chefs at work. The welcome is warm, the service and atmosphere is better than ever and the food spectacular as always. If you get the chance, we would really encourage you to go - a trip to No. 6 is always a special event.
So, look out your sunnies (and probably still an umbrella!), your wetsuits/board shorts and walking shoes, pack your appetite and come on down to see beautiful Cornwall in the springtime. What are you waiting for?