July 25, 2009 |
For a member of a supposedly extinct species, Craig Wetherill does a pretty good impression of the living. He responds to premature reports of his demise by launching into a local fairy tale. "Y'n termyn eus passys, 'th era tregas yn Selevan den ha benyn yn tyller cries Chi an Hordh. . . . " The story he's recounting is "John of the Ram's House." The language he's speaking is Cornish.
November 15, 1987
Re Stan Delaplane's "Bit of Cornwall History" (Oct. 25). His article amused me, as a 63-year-old Californian who lives in Cornwall for five months each year. Using self-service gas pumps in Cornwall, as well as in California, I find there is no difference in their basic operation. They all have automatic cut-off features to protect against overfilling. But more important, as Delaplane's rented car held 10 imperial gallons, he had 250 miles available in the tank. Cornwall is 70 miles long from the Devon (Tamar River)
September 14, 1986
Thanks to Paul Dean and Gloria Lopez for their excellent articles on Cornwall, England, and the Bodard Hotel (March 9). We spent four wonderful days there. The praise they lavished on this out-of-the-way spot truly deserves reiterating. The owners are ever so friendly and accommodating, the food is unbelievably delicious, and the area is a unique experience. After walking through St. Enodoc golf course to the town of Rock, we took the ferry across Daymer Bay to Padstow for a memorable day. Eighteen holes of golf on the St. Enodoc course will not be forgotten; one bunker is 60 feet straight up. MARTHA and ERIC TELLENBACH Glendora
November 5, 1995
Having returned from a vacation to England, prompted in part by two Times articles--"Walks With Wordsworth" (April 3, 1994) and "England's Capital of China" (Sept. 11, 1994)--I read with great interest, "England's Pagan Landscapes" (Sept. 3). It was discouraging, however, to read in the Guidebook that room rates were $115-$185 per night. In the August high season in Lake Windermere, my husband and I stayed in a clean, nicely decorated, well-located hotel for about $60 per night, including full breakfast.
November 27, 1988 |
If you want to experience England's rugged Cornwall in luxury, stay at Well House in St. Keyne, near Liskeard. Proprietor Nicholas Wainford will welcome and cosset you. He'll ask you to share his beautiful old house, along with his chef, who was formerly with the Capitol in London and whose kitchen is one of the best. The view from any of the seven bedrooms is not the bleak cliffs of the Cornwall coast of literature.
March 9, 1986 |
Attend the long express from Waterloo That takes us down to Cornwall . . . On Wadebridge station what a breath of sea Scented the Camel valley! Cornish air, Soft Cornish rains, and silence after steam . . . As out of Derry's stable came the brake To drag us up those long, familiar hills, Past haunted woods and oil-lit farms and on To far Trebetherick by the sounding sea . . .