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... was the sculptures in the wine garden. “The Rites of Dionysus” was a group of frenzied women statues in orgiastic ritual around men and wine…too cool! ;)
We had a burrito and juice lunch before we entered The Rainforest Sphere. This is the bigger of the two and comes complete with rainforest plants from all over the planet, waterfalls and a very humid micro-climate. It was fantastic and Jen and I were gagging to get back to our garden at the ...
... legs and took off.
There are scores of old stone chimneys in Cornwall, marking the numerous disused silver and tin mines in the area. The countryside is bleak and wind blown, like the West coasts of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, but very beautiful. Lots of stone fences, rocky farmlands and no trees at all.
All of a sudden we're back into green ...
... 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 ...
... at 4.00 o'clock. The reason being is that Angus is related to Mary MacKillop! Angus is a cousin of Mary MacKillop. So Angus and his wife Jacks arrived with lots of interesting paperwork and information. Of course I knew a lot of the history about the family due to my work at Mary MacKillop and the confirmation retreats with Sr Margaret. Angus left the files and suggested ...