Just arrived in Cornwall

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  1. Paul and Kate

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    Well just arrived in Cornwall which is grey and drizzly currently!!!
    Oh well...here's to 10 days of much needed r&r!!!!
    Kate
     
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    I'll be there in about 2 hours! (y)
     
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    Where are you staying?

    W're heading in that direction on Monday but anticipate taking at least a week getting there (perhaps longer if it stays dry this side of the country and wet in the west!)

    Gordon
     
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    Hi,Wherabouts in Cornwall are you ? I just wondered how are the roads these days as its a long time since I was down there and they were very narrow with high hedges bck then .
     
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    @Rapido925M we are staying at Pentewan Sands near Mevagissey
     
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    Enjoy your stay heatwave forecasts for this weekend (y)
     
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    Devon weather today 25+c ~~
    Cornwall wet!
    Cornwall roads nothing wrong with them, there may be some narrow but you can always pull in your mirrors!!!

    Devon and Cornwall heat wave this weekend.



    colyboy



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    and sussex:D
     
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    Well it sort of depend what road you're on!

    You can have one of these
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    or you can have one of these
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    (though to be fair, at rush hour or in the tourist season it's more likely to look like this)
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    The main thing to remember is that with Cornish hedges, there's likely to be a stone wall lurking just below the surface of any foliage...
     
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    Ahh Yes I found out about that many years ago,:eek:
     
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    Visitors need to keep an eye on the road edge/verge/bank to see where the locals throw the 'Cornish wiggle' and pass each other without slowing down from 30mph. (y)

    Whatever happens, don't play chicken with a milk tanker, if people saw how hard it is for them to stop with 100's of gallons of fresh milk hitting the tank baffles they would steer well clear.
    The regular tanker driver used to stop for his break in a lay-by on his way to pick our milk in North Cornwall, the tanker would still be rocking forwards and backwards when he had finished his break and was ready to get back to work! :)
     
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    Enjoy, yes mini heatwave on the way (y)(y)
     
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    Yup. Same here. 36c today.
     
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    no baffles in milk tankers . brake hard on a wet surface you slide forward 6ft easily even when for a moment you stopped . i drove them for awhile .
    sewage tankers much nicer to drive . or fuel tankers . both have baffles .
    milk ones dont as it makes tank cleaning much harder.
    mind i enjoyed driving steerable drag trailers with the milk . amazing things to reverse . not like artics . takes awhile but once into it they fit in amazing places .
    both sewage and milk plus dustbin lorries get almost every where in cornwall.
     
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    We're off to "Constable Country" so we'll leave "Gods Little Acre" in your capable hands then :hugs:





     
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    We are sat on the front at long rock dreary but dry at the moment parking £1.00 for 24 hrs Charly loves the beach happy travels Rod
     
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    View from the van IMG_20171013_172824.jpg
     
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    image.jpg @Paul and Kate

    Hi again

    We have gone to charmouth this weekend. May be see you in the ship next week. It’s foggy on the hills here so you are not missing the ‘heatwave’!
    Ship was quiet last week, what a difference from summer!
     
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    Hi Paul and Kate. We have never stayed at the Pentewan Sands site only due to past visits to the area being in the summer months and the site was always so busy when we arrived due to its ideal location on the beach but at this time of year could be an excellent choice.

    Mevagissey, Polperro, and Looe are our favourite places to visit when in the area and all have Motorhome Parking in local car parks priced around £7.00 for 3-4 hours if no off street parking available.

    Mevagissey: Just as you enter Mevagissey on the left a large car park that also takes coaches and when busy they will find you a place around the back.

    Looe: A large car park just over the bridge and turn right, park up next to the river.

    Polperro: A large car park and Motorhome parking at the top end.

    Don’t leave your camera in the van when visiting these old fishing villages especially when visiting Polperro otherwise you will regret it.

    Wish you both a great time.

    Dave.
     
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