It was a sunny and chilly winters’ day in February, lockdown number 3 so I decided to cycle the Camel Trail. Which was incredibly quiet as compared to a typical Summer’s Day, the perfect time to completely devour the serene surroundings with the gentle noises of nature. The splash of muddy puddles, the haunting sound of the curlew and cheerful greetings from the walkers & bikers along the way.
Mind you, there were many funny and heart-warming sights too. Mums with toddlers having fun, bird watchers with the complete kit, expectant dogs waiting for their owners to through them a ball! I even saw a couple take their cat for a walk on a lead!!? One kind man stopped for me and tilted his hat in an unexpected greeting gesture. And there were twitchers all loaded up with the big lens gear enthusiastically discussing their discoveries. A heartfelt hug of human activity.
I even saw a couple take their cat for a walk on a lead!!?
Filming this was fun, I didn’t expect the footage to be so smooth. The terrain is quite uneven, but the Go Pro camera has a built-in stabilisation tool. I strapped it to my handlebars and hoped for the best! In some places it did loosen and therefore you see the picture slide to the horizon! And then editing the 36-minute slow bike ride film footage down to less than a minute - which is the max requirement for an Instagram post, was challenging. You can see the whole real time version on IGTV if you are missing the Camel Trail experience and have some spare time on your hands!
So, at this time of the year, plus with the advantage of the lockdown quiet, I’ll be making the most of the local walks and bike rides and filing this for you. I hope you enjoy and please leave me your feedback.
Love Nic, Salty Kit.