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Padstow harbour

Padstow Harbour, again…

I don’t get up to Padstow that often as it’s a bit of a drive and in summer it is pretty much off limits. That said it is a pretty little town on the right day, however, I’ve never really been able to get a good photo of the harbour. This is one of my better efforts but it still just seems to be lacking something, maybe the light is just to a bit too harsh and the reflections a bit too ruffled. Or just as likely maybe I didn’t get up early enough!

Still, it’s not a bad shot. The wonderful old buildings that line the quayside help out with that.

Pdastow has undergone a bit of a transformation over the past 15 to 20 years. I don’t know whether it has all been down to Rick Stein and his little empire, probably. Before it became Padstein,  Padstow was just another sleepy harbour town with a steady stream of visitors from nearby Newquay over the summer months. Not really a holiday destination in its own right
Well, all that’s changed and now there is more ‘luxury’ accommodation than one can shake a stick at. Being a bit of a misanthropic Luddite I tend to prefer things the way they were, but then again I can’t remember that far back!