|Eden Project - simply stunning.|
Driving over 200 miles for 2 nights away just to see the Eden Project may seem like a bonkers plan but it was definitely worth it. Lured by the fact that there is a £4 per person discount for anyone who cycles or walks we parked up in a layby in nearby St Blazey and pedaled a mile or so to get there. I'm sure they'd prefer you to cycle from further away but it was 18 miles from Looe and none of them were flat. Interestingly they don't check when you buy your ticket, we said we'd cycled and they believed us - mind you we were dressed the part and my right leg was, as usual, covered in oil from my chain.
|Daisies! (Big 'uns!)|
|View from Rain Forest Walk|
Utterly exhausted we headed for Polperro for a fish and chip supper on the seafront. I've never been before and I know this will upset many people, but I didn't really like the place. Firstly there is no choice but to park in one large carpark on the edge of town which, despite being vast, has zero provision for Motorhomes and informs you in large unfriendly letters on the Pay and Display machine that large vehicles must pay double. How come Dorset has this all figured out but nowhere else does? Polperro is pretty with its tiny winding streets but I found it rather claustrophobic and also rather irritating having to constantly dive into doorways or gardens to avoid being run over. Nevertheless we found the obligatory chippie down on the harbour and enjoyed a lovely al fresco dinner on a gorgeous secluded bench near the top of the cliffs. As we ate I wondered how many people at that precise moment were paying hundreds of pounds for posh dinners that didn't have half the view of our little bench. You can keep your haute cuisine and fine dining, a fish supper and a nice quiet bench by the sea will do me fine, thank you.
Tomorrow we have to head home again but not before we've taken a dip in the pool and played at least one more game of crazy golf. Then we plan to pootle back taking in some sights along the way. The whole world seems to be in such a rush these days and there's nothing I enjoy more than bucking the trend.