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« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2022, 08:20:22 pm »

There was no problem with the rail. There was 10 53 seater coaches on Standby, I was one of them. Every 9 car IeT cleared the queue. 1000 or so people queuing with all their camping kit made the queue look huge.

Bodmin parkway is a no go for road transport in general. Of the 10 coaches on standby yesterday, only 1 of them would fit under the low bridge. PSVAR coaches are typically taller than their non PSVAR cousins. I had a Mk2 (Mark 2 coach) Scania Levante (ex national express) and it was marked 12’9. Par is not the best place due to lack of off Road space for coaches to park so we’d end up blocking the road.

Had we been used GWR (Great Western Railway) had suggested they’d send us to Tiverton or Exeter to spread the load and give the options of Paignton and Exeter originating trains

Nice to hear a report from someone actually 'on the ground'.

Cornwall live have posted loads of **** all week.
I’ve been on the ground in the bus operations the entire festival.
Queues for shuttle buses reported bad… we had a 85 or 105 seat double decker running every 60-90 seconds. We were loading and going. It would be impossible to go any more frequent. Most of the time we were loading two buses at a time. The main bus stop in use in town can only physically fit two buses at once. We had buses queued up 30 seconds away ready to pounce as soon as a space on the stop became available

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« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2022, 10:25:10 am »

Perhaps the organising commitees of Boardmasters and the Brizzle Bloon Fester could actually talk to each other about NOT holding their events on the same weekend in future years. Then there mght be a fairer share of buses all round.
It was a shame the surfers didnt hang on one more day. The streets of Newquay were awash on Monday!
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« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2022, 03:54:28 pm »

..and now the beach is taking the brunt.  According to the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) it is one of those where the overflow from the sewage system has been allowed to run into the sea.
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« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2022, 04:28:03 pm »

I have a childhood memory of Newquay being a whiffy and unpleasant place.  So much so that I’ve not been back since!

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« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2022, 05:18:38 pm »

Been there a few times recently.  I don't remember an aroma but you have to pick your pubs carefully.
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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2022, 08:23:45 am »

I have a childhood memory of Newquay being a whiffy and unpleasant place.  So much so that I’ve not been back since!

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