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From: "Albert Jenkin" <>
Subject: Re: [CON] Travel in Cornwall questions
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 21:32:11 -0400
So, Jan - About driving, you want to know. Well, now, first off, driving
on the right side of the road (that's the left side in Britain) is no more
difficult than driving on the wrong side of the road (the right as in US)
once you've done a few miles. Just remember to look RIGHT then left at
intersections. And then there's roundabouts. Not difficult at all, not as
bad as you've been told. Prayer helps.
On the major divided highways, your California freeway experience will
stand you in good stead. Just don't expect them to be driving a namby-pamby
60-70 mph. Hell-bent for election is the standard speed.
On the back roads, remember not to pull over into the hedge to let another
vehicle pass. That hedge conceals a dry-stone wall held together by grass
roots and a thousand years accumulation of bird droppings. Your motorcar
won't faze it. Be polite. Back up to the next wide spot where you can pull
And as with everything else you encounter in Cornwall, it won't be the big
differences that you're expecting that will throw you. It will be the small
things that are common knowledge to everyone on the road. Everyone but you.
Be sure you bring along your sense of humour. It's a necessity wherever you
travel, in Cornwall or California. Look at it all as an adventure, and have
a grand visit!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Davis" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:17 PM
Subject: [CON] Travel in Cornwall questions
> Hello Listers! I am starting to make my plans for the 2002 Dehwelans trip
and I have some questions for US listers who have been there.
> 1 - What does "en suite" mean, about a hotel room?
> 2 - Do most hotel rooms there have American-style showers?
> 3 - Is it hard to find non-smoking hotels or hotel-sections?
> 4 - Any recommendations for car rentals? Are most rental cars
> available with automatic transmissions?
> 5 - We're not looking for untra-deluxe accomodations, just clean and
> safe. Any recommendations in St.Just and St. Austell?
> 6 - Driving...Everything looks very close together, but I'm used to
> doing 70-80 mph on Southern California freeways. I KNOW that's
> not the case there. How fast do you drive on the roads between
> the villages? How long does it take to drive from London to
> Falmouth? How long from Truro to Tintagel?
> Thanks for your answers! There will probably be more in the future!
Looking forward to our trip but also scared to death!!! Jan Davis
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