Adventures by Land’s End Coaster

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As we enter the depths of winter and the cold dark nights which start mid-afternoon encroach upon us, Richard Sharman takes a light hearted trip to the seaside in the second part of his Adventures by Bus feature

Cast your mind back to July this year, we were pandemic-free and ready to enjoy a good old British summer holiday. The early signs were that the weather wasn’t going to disappoint on my three day visit to the South West, however it did quickly become clear that I was not the only one planning a trip to beat the long school holiday rush just the week before it was due to kick off.

Services departing Penzance on the Lands End Coaster route can depart full on a busy summers day, even before the school holidays commence. RICHARD SHARMAN

Penzance bound

There is something about Penzance that I quite like, and always try to visit when in the area. I am not sure if it is because it serves as the last big town in the South West before you head out into the countryside towards Land’s End, the unusually scenic bus station or, like on my last trip during the winter, sitting in the car on the sea front eating fish and chips as the waves crash over the roof.


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