Sunday - Lost Gardens
Monday - Seal
Sanctuary and Goonhilly
Tuesday - Eden
Wednesday - St.
Thursday - Church of
Friday - Goran Haven
It was on rather a
steep road which was also rather narrow! In the two photos below you
can see 2 door openings. The door to our cottage was the one
on the right.
any less steep coming the other way!
The Lost Gardens of
liked the Giant's Head . . .
. . . and
the Mud Maiden, a lot.
|Even in this
chilly Spring there were plenty of flowers to enjoy, both wild and
|There was a lot
of walking including some steep climbs but we found a few places to take a
breather along the way.
We decided to drive a little
further and walk a little less. We visited the Seal Sanctuary which I
visited with Jenny and Thomas many years ago. They now have 2 Asian
otters but having been photographing our own type of otters the previous week
I didn't think these skinny interlopers were up to much and they
didn't get a picture. The seals themselves were gorgeous and happy to
smile for the camera and show their best side!
I was really
pleased that they had seen fit to give sanctuary to this little chap.
|Then we went on
to Goonhilly Earth Satellite Station. I couldn't make up my mind if it
was in the middle of nowhere
or in the middle of everywhere. I think it might be the latter - SO
much worldwide communication is channelled through that place!
Here is Dad listening to a
talk about it all.
To begin to understand the
Eden Project you have to read the guide book. Just visiting it and
walking round leaves too many questions unanswered.
I liked this sculpture of
Dionysus (also known as Bacchus, according to that guide book!). I'm
not sure the others were equally impressed.
waterfall of this scale indoors would have to impress most people.
It got a bit too crowded for
our liking in the afternoon but the shot above gives some idea of the scale
of the 'biomes' and if you look carefully you should be able to spot Dad and
When I lived
in Honduras I would drive past pineapple farms but I had never seen a fruit
growing on the plant like this until now - it made my day!
We didn't stray far on
Wednesday but just drove to a nearby headland to admire the views.
Hard to beleive I went a whole day without taking ANY photos!!!
Although we were staying on
the south coast it took less than an hour to drive up to the north coast
and, normal service resumed, I took some photos!
(and here I am
|The Church of St.
Enodoc is charming and also has a somewhat famous resident in the graveyard.
|I managed to get
quite a nice shot of Dad while he was sat in the churchyard.
|Dad did his best
to look like the beach was somewhere he was happy to be but he seemed
equally happy to be leaving it!
For those of you
who can remember the photos on the wall above my piano, there are two there of
Jenny and Thomas on the beach above. The one of Tom has him intently
eating a rather drippy Feast ice cream with a towel draped across him to catch
the drips! Jenny is in a spotty blue swimsuit. Ah, those were the
We visited Goran Haven . . .
. . . and treated ourselves
to a cream tea (photos withheld to protect the guilty!)