August 21, 2015

10 ways you know you are in Cornwall

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1) You don’t watch the weather forecast; you just look out the window.

2) You don’t need to identify a pasty as Cornish… (The Pasty Shop photos are at London’s Kings Cross Train Station)

3) A sign reads “Tour of Fowey is 11 o’clock — ish”.

4) Country roads feel like tunnels missing their roofs.

5) Flags are as black as ore with a white cross as white as tin… (Of course the Lands End signs are a clue also…)

6) You come to a beautiful beach like Porthcurno and wonder why it isn’t crowded.

7) Trees always lean to the east.

8) You know where the Gardens of Eden really are.

9) You ask local people where in the world they would go if they had all the time and money they needed and their answer is “right here in Cornwall”…

10) During the day you suddenly stop what you are doing and your mind goes right back to Cornwall… perhaps crashing waves below the Coastal Path above Port Issac; or the setting sun beyond the Atlantic horizon at Minack Theatre; or…

List compiled by Rod Smith and Karen Heady of Oskaloosa, Kansas, traveled with Dacey’s Cornish Tours from June 29-July 4, 2015

Please feel free to add your own You know you are in Cornwall when… in the Comments section.


  1. August 23, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Kathryn Miller


    Yes, a great list! My Cornwall memories go way back to October of 1969! They are too old and too numerous to begin listing. Yes, my mind still goes back to Cornwall after all those years. Some of the places on David’s tour were not yet there in 1969! I’m hoping to be in Cornwall again in 2016 so I can finally share Cornwall with my husband and make new memories!

  2. August 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    John Scheleur


    You know you’re in Cornwall when Harry says “Let’s take a short walk..”

  3. August 22, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Isabel Kohler


    You know you are in Cornwall when standing with your bare feet in the grass on the cliff tops at Port Isaac, glancing down at this pretty village and looking out over the sea … and for a moment all your sorrows and troubles are gone, you just feel happy to be alive and your heart is full of emotion …

    Well done, Karen and Rod, great comments and beautiful pictures!

    Isabel (of the same tour!)

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