Cornwall and the Eden Project
Our last day in Brighton we loaded up our rental car and hoped to get a few last photos of the area. The rain poured and poured so we decided to forget the idea. I couldn't stop crying (must be the hormones) and drove on our way to our final little adventure. We stopped in Salisbury (see previous post) and then continued on our way. For a brief moment the clouds drifted apart and the sun broke through just before setting. We pulled over just to take a few photos of the beautiful green countryside we would miss so much.
Check out those green pastures!
For one more moment we were able to enjoy what England is truly about.
We arrived to our destination: Talland Bay B&B. What an amazing place! I wish we could have explored Cornwall more! This B&B looked right over the sea.
It even came complete with a few Cornish Pixies in the garden! (they were a bit creepy)
Anyone care for tea?
And a miniature door to a secret garden!
There were voluptuous statues...
And some few odd bits here and there.
But a beautiful place nonetheless!
Typically when we go to these B&B's we're the youngest people there. And it wasn't any different this time. We get a lot of strange looks from the other guests. I guess we have it backwards and should be going to a Sandal's resort instead. Maybe when we're 60 we will and then we can get the looks from the whipper snappers in their 20's!
The next morning we drove to the Eden Project.
What is the Eden Project and why did we drive 5 hours to go there?
Because that's what we do.
It's the world's largest greenhouse, built in artificial biomes. Eric learned about the Eden Project when he was in school and thought it was pretty cool. And it is.
It is designed by Nicholas Grimshaw and is built in a reclaimed mining pit where the focus is on sustainability and creating an eco-friendly environment.
There are two biomes. One tropical and the other Mediterranean.
The tropical biome made my hair frizz out and created a constant fog on our camera lens. So, the middle of all of our photos are blurry.
It's used for tropical plants such as banana tress, coffee, rubber and giant bamboo.
This is a vanilla plant.
Not sure about this one.
Satsuma (but it's from the Med biome)
Trying to control the frizz by the waterfall.
I was hoping it would be a bit Jurassic Parkesque and started to give up hope until...
It scared the bigeezies out of me!
Complete with whipping tail and loud roar (but sounded more like a cow in heat :) ).
That was it! Well, in the Summer I'm sure there is a lot more going on but the plants and flowers outside weren't in bloom so it was all brown.
But still worth a visit!