Inspiration

During our Easter holiday CC and I went to stay in a beautiful converted barn in Cornwall. Cornwall’s stunning coastline, beaches and gardens made for a wonderful holiday and the steep coastal paths ensured great walking.

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The Eden project took our breath away- a converted china clay quarry transformed into a beautiful eco-project.

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The bio-domes contained a Mediterranean landscape and a rainforest – as well as landscaped gardens surrounding the domes – created by terracing the steep sides of this disused quarry. The most impressive thing though was the overwhelmingly positive environmental message of regeneration.

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This sculpture is called WEEE man – made from the amount of Waste Electical and Electronic products the average UK citizen throws away in their lifetime. A stunning visual motivator !

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Other educational displays included this display about the greenhouse effect – in a greenhouse.

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Even the cafe was Zero Waste – and the food delicious .

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As fans of Doc Martin we also had to go and see ‘Port Wenn’ – in real life Port Issac.

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Other hi-lights included The Lost Gardens Of Heligan – amazing gardens from a long lost estate – reclaimed and restored.

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….and Stonehenge

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…..as well as seeing Tintagel – said to be the birthplace of King Arthur.

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2 thoughts on “Inspiration”

  1. What a lovely adventure! I’m very envious of what looked to be lovely long walks, quaint settings that catch at the edge of one’s vision and inspirational examples of people and organizations putting their beliefs into real life (cool quarry makeover!) Wish we can follow your footsteps there one day!

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