A Cornish Adventure Pt1- Heligan and Mevigassy
Trip Start May 15, 2010
50Trip End Dec 15, 2010
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So it was only a short drive through the countryside of the cornish west coast to get to Heligan for a visit to 'The Lost Gardens of Heligan'. So called because they were an overgrown patch of land, i say patch turns out it was 200 acres. Which has been restored by the national trust and various other volunteers.
On arrival at the venue (after the rally cross to the grassy parking area, mostly due to the rain which became a feature of the day), i entered, the centre had 3 main areas
Coming out of the jungle section i walked around to the wildlife project, this was a hide on the side of a lake it had a number of video screens which showed live feeds to the nesting boxes which either contained birds on eggs or birds with young
The final section of the park was the gardens which was a combination of well presented themed gardens such as the italian garden and the sundial garden (the central focus being a sundial of course) and the vegetable garden which i can only assume had some tie in with the farm shop at the entrance.
Again i have not been very descriptive, as the pictures which are included will provide you with a far better idea of the beauty than any words i might choose to use, so please take a look
As i was leaving the park i picked up my email, advise from a friend suggesting that i visit Callistick farm for Cornish Ice cream, just as i was walking past a callistick farm ice cream stand, i purchased a ginger scoop and a honeycomb scoop, superb suggestion, need to buy and ice-cream maker now to make my own ginger ice-cream.
On leaving the park i was advised to visit Mavigassy since it was only 2 miles away, this is a fishing village on the west coast, the view from the lighthouse pier and the coastal path i thought was quite incredible.
I shall end this blog now with the thought that i never realised how much i would enjoy looking at stuff and recording the fact that i enjoyed looking at stuff so much. Also the idea that i might have to travel to look at stuff doesnt worry me so much anymore. The only question now is where can i go and look at stuff next?