Moving on from our week at Helford Passage we were going to Port Isaac via the Eden Project. After much research we decided that paying for a prebooked gift aided ticket for the grown ups and Blue Peter Cards for the kids was the way to go.
We packed up at the cottage early and got on our way on what must have been the hottest day of the year. We arrived and discovered that Jonathan had not taken any notice of the hot weather and was in tracksuit and long sleeved top – so we needed to unpack half the car to find some shorts and a T-shirt!
Walking to the domes:
I was very impressed with these tea poems and plan to have a go at writing my own – click on the photos to see them larger.
We didn’t spend long outside as it was sweltering and I don’t do well in the heat. So we entered the domes. As we went into the tropical biome I really wished we had taken the girls here at the start of their environmental management course as they could have experienced some of the conditions they had learned about.
The Tropical Dome:
It was so hot and humid in the dome – over 40 degrees and hight humidity – so we couldn’t go on the viewing platform.
We came out into the relative cool of the cafe and bought a very expensive very sharp lemonade and a very good value very delicious pastry and salad.
Slightly cooled down we headed to the Mediterranean biome.
I had printed off a worksheet that I gave Jonathan the option of doing – it was not a successful venture as we couldn’t find half the stuff and everyone was a bit grumpy due to the heat by then!
Then it was back into the outdoor heat:
We managed to find some more indoor activities and get out of the sun for a bit.
We were too hot to hang about in the grounds and went out vis the shop – we resisted the urge to buy many herbs and notebooks but succumbed to a necklace and some lovely looking bread. Then we headed out to Port Isaac and another lovely week in Cornwall. If I didn’t live in the Isle of Wight I really think that Cornwall would be the place I’d love to live.