Does anyone else on this forum live in Cornwall.I`m feeling isolated!!
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I have always stayed on St Mary's as there is more accommodation to be had, and usually cheaper. Then each day you can travel out to whichever island you choose. Everyone gathers on the quay in the mornings where a fleet of large open boats transport people across the water. I think St Martins is my favourite as it is so utterly beautiful. But Pentle Bay on Tresco is so beautiful too, with white sand that sparkles like diamonds. The Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher is a must for lunch!!
The Scillonian ferry from Penzance takes about 2 hours 45 mins. It can be a fab crossing or it can be very choppy, depends on the weather. I have also crossed by helicopter, which only takes 20 mins from Penzance. This service is suspended at the moment, but I believe will be resinstated next year. There is also a small plane which flies from Exeter and Land's End.
I love the whole place!! Do try and go there.
I loved the story of the baby born on the Coast guard helicopter last year ....baby arrived caught by the midwife mid flight on board on the way to Cornwall.
Place of birth on the birth certificate will be interesting!
Do you manage the hills OK? We really were looking to go to Cornwall this year but if we would need to use the car to get anywhere and as I don't drive it would mean Kevin not really getting to see much of it. Plus we tend to go everywhere by train if we can then if he is poorly the car doesn't get abandoned in some obscure car park.
I manage the hills ok but I`m used to them.Kevin`s problems sound worse than mine.Depends where you stay in cornwall.There`s a good train service if you stayed near a station then you could visit lots of places and Kevin wouldn`t have to drive.I very often get the train to Falmouth or Penzance or St Ives,saves parking. Where do you friends live?
My friend has told me a million times where she lives but I'm rubbish with things like that, I've just messaged her. His cardiologist always asks how he manages hills & stairs our answer is we live in the fens, not a hill in sight & we live in a bungalow so no stairs!! I did look into doing the overnight sleeper train to Cornwall, certainly not cheap!!
We have a railcard bought with our club card vouchers, didn't cost us a penny!! Its difficult planning in advance with his health, we've had to cancel so many last minute trips that I always take free cancellation options where possible!! As you live in a holiday area, where would you go for a holiday?
This doesn’t help! But I used to live in Cornwall Falmouth then Grampound. Lived there for 30 years then moved to the North East which has a fabulous coastline it’s just different to the Cornish one. Still keep in touch with my friends and visit occasionally.
I’m sure you will meet others on this site if you check out this link on the BHF site there are groups at Redruth Truro Newquay and St. Austell if that helps bhf.org.uk/-/media/files/he...
Take care. Zena x
I love how some of the threads on here develop. This started off as a simple question of "Does anyone else on here live in Cornwall", then cheese was mentioned, and the idea that Cornwall was a cheese free zone. Then we moved to hills vs flat places, then rail fares, then some wistful reflections about the canals of Birmingham with the sun glinting off the half submerged shopping trolleys, followed by an accusation of being on the pink stuff, and finally going all the way around to the subject of hills again. Marvellous
Hi All my family live there and I'm down regularly. In fact I was treated at Treliske for emergency stenting after having HA when I did the Santa run. I have to say that they were superb in the Cardiac team, far better treatment than I've had from Basingstoke Hospital, who have basically ignored me
Being in the Engine Room Branch we didn't need Gun Training we used to invite people in with a warm welcome and ask " Any Fags, or Drink " always saves having a Fight !! . I still like to see Plymouth Sound and the Breakwater when it's on Spotlight SW. Just looked it's 122 miles to Plymouth so maybe a run down that way soon. Long time since being in Union Street and the " Prince Regent Long Bar on a Saturday Night lol oh not forgetting the NAFFI up on the Hoe.