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- Free High-Speed Internet
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We left The Rudloe Arms and hit the misty highway to head south into the heart of the West Country: Cornwall. We'd heard about the Eden Project for years and seeing as though we were down this way it was a no-brainer. Jen found tickets on-line that also allowed us into the cool sounding "Lost Garden of Heligan." Seeing as it was only 10 miles from Eden, again, it was a no-brainer. The Eden Project also has a YHA hostel in the grounds and we booked a ...
Waddled out the next morning to continue our exploration of Cornwall. On to the large fishing port of Newyrn then Mousehole, (pron. Mozzle) a lovely fishing village; both about 2 miles from Penzance.
Driving further west to Land's End we pass along hedged lanes, past stone farm houses and one section that is like cold climate rainforest, if there is such a ...
... hedge fences and rolling countryside, and quite a few rivers to cross along the way, spilling onto the Atlantic at Portsmouth, Exmouth, Plymouth and Dartmouth among others.
Cornwall has its own language; a Gaelic tongue, but not Irish, Welsh or Scottish. Can't wait to try a proper Cornish Pasty.
We pass through Looe, Catchfrench, ...
... a unique shop Anton found and four hours passed in a blink. On the way back we took a different route to see Saint Michel but it was shrouded in mist and the tide was in so we couldn't have walked out to it anyway. Jane, Anton and co had to go out for a birthday so Kerry and Jane played Brownie and I in Euchre and overall Brownie and I got the better of them. Another great day in ...
... with well researched replacements.
The garden was obvioulsy a leader in its day, espaliering fruit trees, growing melons and peaches (not usually grown in the English climate). They even heated their greenhouses and had a pineapple pit too. This was heated by rotting horse manure, which is proving more difficult to replicate.
There are ponds, meadows, rides and lawns, and vegie gardens on a fair old ...