Sunday, 17 September 2017

New Discoveries in Cornwall

We've had a lovely holiday in my favourite place, Cornwall.
While we were staying there this time, I wanted to visit the Eden Project, I've never been before. The biodomes were far bigger than I imagined. Their natural forms fit beautifully into the landscape.

This Peruvian wall painting intrigued me. It was inside the rain forest dome along with the words below.
Make of that what you will.

I liked the pattern inside this tree trunk, nature knows how to make the best shapes doesn't it?

I loved the beautiful yellow prairie plants. What lovely shapes they make against the dark interior of the hut.

Right across from the other side of the Eden Project landscape I could see a giant steel man sculpture. He represents 'Adam'. Apparently 'Eve' was there too but I didn't notice her. I'll have to go again and see all the things I missed the first time!

We stayed in St Ives which you'd never guess from looking at these photos would you? I've been there many times over the years because it's so perfect with so many different types of beaches and weather to choose from. Yes, choice of weather! It could be raining in the top car-park but on the harbour beach very hot sun, while Porthmeor beach could be as windy as you can imagine, all this at the same time.

From St Ives I've often noticed in the distance the lighthouse of Godrevy. The lighthouse is on a little island and in all these years I've never been to this part of the coast. I discovered it is stunning.
You can see St Ives across the bay from here. You'll need strong binoculars to see it properly though! It was an odd feeling seeing my familiar St Ives from such a different viewpoint.

Walking up along the coastpath, there were a few people looking over the side of the cliff. I thought they were just looking to see how high up they were or maybe watching sea birds but to my surprise there were actually hundreds of seals sunbathing on the beach below!
An amazing sight!
This ends in a sad tale though because using the binoculars we could see that one of the seals had recently given birth. The baby looked dead, so very sad. I'm sure this must happen all the time, it's the way of nature isn't it? There must also be lots of healthy ones that survive because I'm not sure if I've ever seen so many seals in one place, they must be doing ok on the whole.

The final evening we met up with Middle Daughter and her partner who live in Cornwall. Her favourite place is Perranporth and it also so happens to be my favourite place to watch the sun go down.

It really is one of the best beaches to watch the sun set in Cornwall. A lovely end to the holiday.


Connie said...

That tree truck is amazing and who wouldn't fall head over heels in love with bicycle man :) Beautiful photos of the sea . . . it's nice to get away for a little relaxing and I am so happy that you could.
Have a lovely day.
Connie :)

rossichka said...

I love reading your posts, Jessie, because there's always somethging new to learn! You have visited an exciting place, with all those strange sculptures, perfectly suiting the surroundings. We should go to st.Ives if we visit England again.:)

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