Homer Park Surf Lodge
Travel Blogs from Port Isaac
The first dome emulates a rainforest environment and is over 55 metres high covering nearly 4 acres. It is used for tropical plants including coffee, rubber, gigantic bamboo and even bananas in fruit. Once in the tropical dome we immediately noticed the change in humidity with temperature around 30° C.
The Mediterranean Biome is not as big and houses warm temperate and arid plants such as olives and ...
One of Art's must-do's was to see a castle. And though not nearly spectacular or tourist-y as many castles here in the UK, Okehampton was a fine example of the ruins. We listened to a narrative as we walked around. Although I'd like to say I was most interested in the history, I have to admit that what I was most attracted to was how they went to ...
We got lots of conflicting advice this morning about where to go for the day. Based on the tenuous weather, we decided on the Eden Project, biomes built in the early 2000s. It was Disney-esque - clean, crowded and somewhat futuristic. The Rainforest biome was hot and humid, covered with plants from different rainforest regions. We simply had to have ice cream cones (coconut and baobob) to help us recover. Next was Mediterranean, we were surprised to find California represented, along ...
... was this past weekend (we watched part of it on TV), and what seemed like EVERYone was driving home the next day. We actually drove through the city of Glastonbury - it's the most surprisingly suburb-ish city we've encountered. We finally made it to Wells (we thought about giving up) - what an impressive cathedral! The gothic facade is covered with statues. Inside were impressive arches, stained ...
... entrance, but many cars were driving on - turned out to be a Cricket field, where a match was to begin. We parked, found a footpath sign, walked through the forest and sheep pastures. There was a fork in the road, one leading to a cemetery, and I knew we had found it! We continued through the sheep pasture - and there it was, Highclere Castle, set on a hill. We walked as far as ...
Other places to stay in Port Isaac
Trelights, Port Isaac | Hotelfrom $180
Fore Street, Port Isaac | Hotelfrom $93
44 Fore Street, Port Isaac | Hotelfrom $141
The Harbour Front, Port Isaac | Hotelfrom $216
Pendoggett, Port Isaac | 3 star hotelfrom $157