Land’s End, St. Ives, Falmouth, Penzance and Mousehole England

Of course when I went to the car rental agency they gave me a ‘big’ car for the tiny roads of Cornwall.

We used Falmouth as our base for exploring the southwest, from Land’s End, Penzance to a wonderfully named village, ‘Mousehole’.  [Where a grocery store on High Street carries the name, what else,…’hole foods’.]

Cornwall with it’s lush vegetation was a delight to the eyes with stunning landscapes and flowers.

A challenge were some of the roads.  Reverse is the most useful gear when encountering a large oncoming caravan, with nowhere to go but back for a quarter mile.

At that point it was time to long for the wide roads and open spaces of Canada — but not too much.

Hmm…time for reverse. Unfortunately the green vegetation hides the stone fences, so reverse is the alternative to scraping the side of the car. As usual English drivers were patient and, of course, polite.  In this case it was the other driver’s turn to back up.  Thanks to Surinder for this picture taken using her phone.
Not sure if we can squeeze past this one or not — on the other hand never argue with a sewage truck.

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