Sunday, August 28, 2005

August Bank Holiday

Happy Bank Holiday weekend to you all. It's been really busy here over the last couple of weeks so business is really picking up.

The Beltane Alternative Border Morris side were dancing outside the museum and around the harbour today which has kept the crowds entertained. We were very impressed by their tight "sticking" technique. Crisp clacking is always a must when it comes to Morris Dancing!

I've been asked to put a bit on the blog about car parking & general Boscastle "need to know" stuff for those thinking of visiting. The car park is fully open and the National Trust are allowing the council to use an extra bit at the end when it's busy, so you could say the car park is slightly larger than it was pre flood. There is also a park & ride scheme running on busy days which is located up on the Tintagel Road. I think it's around 50 pence for the ride so it's cheaper than the main car park.

All the B & Bs and hotels are fully reopened except for the Youth Hostel which will be reopened next year after extensive rebuilding work. The Riverside Hotel is now fully opened including the restaurant. The Spinning Wheel is extremely busy during the day as is the Bakery. There are only 2 buildings left to be rebuilt; The Harbour Lights, and Things. Clovelly Clothing rebuilt & opened on the anniversary of the flood August 16 2005.

The Wreck Shield, which was awarded to the Boscastle, Bude, and Port Isaac Coast Guard Teams, is proudly sitting in the window of the museum attracting almost as many positive comments as Graham's Landrover.

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