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  1. Polly
    May 1, 2017 @ 10:09 am

    Brilliant x
    Let’s just hope your visitors can read x

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  2. Sandra
    May 2, 2017 @ 5:43 pm

    Liz this is fabulous x

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  3. Vivian Rogers
    May 4, 2017 @ 4:19 pm

    Used to lived in Mevagissey as a lad, always found Polkirt Hill to be interesting, some one local would see a car coming up, stop at the only wide space there was available only to have some idiot sail past into the path of the car/lorry coming up. Always good for a 15 minutes entertainment. Cliff street was as good as well.

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  4. Jen
    May 10, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this. I was looking at the narrow streets of Port Issac on goggle earth and realising you can’t park outside some cottages. I didn’t know before but I understand, these places are charming and old and they pre date cars! Very funny article and informative, great way to get the information across and definitely every person travelling to Cornwall should read!

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  5. Marina
    August 2, 2017 @ 10:22 pm

    I just booked our vacation im Mevagissey for next year in September and now you scare me a little. Haha! Glad I found this and definitely will take it to heart. Glad we are all good in reversing!

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  6. Jim Foyle
    August 9, 2017 @ 8:11 pm

    Very sage and amusing advice, covering everything that happened today. Got trapped in Port Isaac between cars coming in from both ends, thinking I will never see home again. Turns out there weren’t loads of cars coming down the way out – as we had been told – but just one person who couldn’t reverse and said his clutch had gone. I started thinking about one way systems. In the end he did reverse and turn whilst we all enjoyed the smell of burning clutches. Altogether it was an interesting experience and I got to talk to lots of people including drivers and sanguine “This happens all the time” locals. Quite fun really but I will always use out of town car parks from now on.

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  7. Rachel
    June 9, 2019 @ 1:24 pm

    This was quite amusing. I’m from the USA and Cornwall was my 3rd trip to the UK. I drove around Scotland and through the Lake District and Yorkshire/Oxford before — but Cornwall was is quite its own creature. The hedges are what really got me! You can’t tell what direction you are going at all except for with the satnav. I guess if I lived there I would understand the hedge maze better. People seemed quite polite, and only once did I decide “nope not going up that blind one- way road that is near a harbor and has no rail ” (in Penzance). It seemed there wasn’t much traffic (I’m used to hellish Los Angeles) – but I also didn’t go to Cornwall during “peak season,” and instead opted for early April. May be a bit chilly during April, but less people and no traffic jams to speak of. I was shocked at how fast locals take some of the blind turns, particularly in Dartmoor. That was just crazy! We had an automatic SUV and my friend had to stick her head out the window to make sure I wasn’t going to sheer off a piece of the car. I can’t imagine driving around Dartmoor in bad weather. I imagine people do, but I think they may get stuck in the mud or just..well stuck in general.

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