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Visit to The Eden Project in Cornwall

Last week we went down to Cornwall for a few days to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary (25 years).  The main reason for choosing Cornwall was to visit the Eden Project, which was something I had wanted to do for ages.

Upon leaving the car parks and walking down through the entrance the first thing that hits you is the view of the Biomes.  They are big and really impressive.DSC03203

We headed straight for the Rainforest Biome. DSC03208

It was humid and full of mature trees and plants.  I particularly liked the red flowers of the Pineapple Ginger.DSC03211

We walked up to the higher paths of the canopy. DSC03215

We crossed the rope bridge but it was a bit wobbly!DSC03213

After leaving the Rainforest Biome we headed for the Mediterranean Biome.  I liked the terracotta pots of flowers.DSC03218

And some beautiful Lillies.DSC03219

I posed by some pink Bougainvillia.DSC03221

There were some deep russet flowers in the Australian section.DSC03222

Outside were some lovely flower beds and I spotted a bee in a scabia.DSC03225

A large wicker bee took us by surprise.DSC03206

But then we spotted  a metal butterfly.DSC03244

The deep purple poppies were really gorgeous.DSC03238

For an extra £30 you can have a go on the zip wire but that’s not for me!.DSC03245

We were also lucky with the weather in that it was a warm day and we managed to escape the rain.

The Eden project has many different areas to see and is well worth a visit.

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A lovely walk at Cricket St Thomas Lakes and Gardens

Yesterday, being a lovely day and us having Neil’s sister visiting, we took ourselves off to the Lakes and Gardens at Cricket St Thomas for a wander around.  We had never been before so it was a new one on all of us.  We started off by going past a little church that was originally for the estate.

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Then as we turned the corner we saw a magnificent tree in the foreground of the house, which is now a Warner Leisure hotel.

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You will note the figure doing a head stand in the foreground, that is actually a brass figure.  There were quite a few brass figures around the gardens, mostly of children playing.

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As we walked down the hill there were great views of the lakes.

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We saw in the distance a red bridge and walked nearer to see if we could cross it.

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We found that it was a railway bridge and there used to be a little train that ran round the grounds and took visitors to Noel Edmund’s “Mr Blobby Land”, that isn’t there any more.  We couldn’t cross the bridge as it was closed to pedestrians.

There were waterfalls:

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And a grotto with a waterfall in front:-

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Everywhere you looked there were lovely views:-

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We stumbled across a really tall monkey puzzle tree that must have been quite old, looking at it’s size.

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At the bottom of a path I found a circular piece of modern art, through which I took a photo of a little bridge.

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On the road out of the estate we passed fields of sheep and cows.  Here the cows (or more precisely bullocks) were right by the road, so I am glad they were not blocking our route.

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Along the road out we saw this sign about pheasants:

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As we exited the estate and were about to turn out onto the road we had this gorgeous view of the countryside.

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All in all it was a lovely afternoon walk and we didn’t even have to pay an entry fee.

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Visit to Burrow Farm Gardens and Charmouth Beach

Today, being our 20th wedding anniversary and also a lovely sunny day, we took ourselves out for the day.  The first place we visited was Burrow Farm Gardens.  It is 10 acres of beautiful gardens, ponds, bogs, woodland garden and beautiful views.  This was the Millenium Garden.

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There were some lovely really large Iris flowers in this garden.

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I spotted a really large wild foxglove.

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There were several stone statues throughout the gardens.

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There were quite a few specimens of this plant that looks like enormous rhubarb and has the most gigantic leaves, I don’t know what it is called.

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We sat by the pond watching the ducks and admiring the view up the hill.

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We had a spot of lunch in their tea rooms and then left for the coast.  Charmouth is just a bit further East of Lyme Regis and is quite unspoilt and not commercialised at all.  It is a stony beach and when we walked along the pebbles the wind came up although it was really sunny. This is me in front of the beach huts.

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And this is Neil along the beach.

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There was one lady in the sea having a dip but we contented ourselves with Neil skimming stones and me watching!!

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And then of course we stopped to have an ice cream – got to be done when you are on the beach.  So all in all a really pleasant day out and all not far from here.

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