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From: Sandy <>
Subject: re: Rick on Cornwall visit
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 17:04:02 -0800 (PST)
I'm not Rick, but I'll share with you my preference.....March or April!
Air fares are *considerably* lower, accommodations easy to book and some
with substantial discounts, traffice was no problem, and apparently we had
better weather in March than many who went in the summer...judging by what
I've heard from many who went this summer.
One consideration, however, will be the places you plan to visit. Some of
the historic homes, etc., were not yet open in March....though I beliveve
MOST are after April 1. (however, air fares are also higher, effective
April 1, so you have to balance the two). Generally speaking, however, you
are still in a "shoulder" period and not at high "in season" air fare and
other rates in April.
It was on the chilly side...but not freezing and several sunny days were
We had one or two "misty moisty' days....but not a single "downpour"! <g>
A few people (tourists no doubt) were actually seen sunning on some of the
beaches....altho we didn't see anyone in the surf (but then, I'm from The
South, and would not expect to subject myself to Cornwall's north coast
surf temps EVEN in July! <g>) Down here, the water is nice and comfortable
long about June, when it's near 80F. ha!
But I truly liked March.....spring flowers are in bloom and people are not
so harried by the crowds....and you can feel a lot more like "a native"
yourself, instead of a "gawker." ;-)
I think you are also less likely to run into the gales and other bad storms
that Cornwall seems to experience in the fall.
Hope you have a great trip!
>Putting aside next August, I am saving my pennies so that one
>day I can go to Cornwall which has been a dream since I started my
>family tree when I was 17. I'm 56 - It's been a long time. I hope to
>get there in the next three years.
>My daughter has expressed interest in genealogy and Cornwall
>now, and wants to come with me.
>Question: when IS the best time to visit Cornwall and do it
>without all those tourists, and get to see it as it really is without
>freezing your buns off? I can do that here.
>Judy in Keweenaw