And so to the Eden Project to soak up the sights, sounds and smells. A tame robin sang for us, a fire roared in the yurt and the first signs of spring were bursting throught the soil. It was good to be back, the boys love visiting the biospheres………
Wandering along the mosaic paths in the warm, temperate Biome takes you through The Mediterranean, South Africa and California. Olive groves, citrus trees and aloe veras line the way. Bacchanalian sculptures dancing in the vines, captured the kids imaginations and talk once more turned to Narnia
The rainforest Biome has to be our favourite. The verdant, steamy atmospere, so different to the Mendips. It was much cooler in there, than our last visit and we were able to amble through the jungle. So many things to see; bananas and papayas up high, rubber trees, cocoa beans, mangrove swamps and a malaysian hut. We stopped to watch a lady, making a piece of traditional batik fabric, then onto the enormous waterfall. Cascading through the South American Rainforest, with a cool breeze and light misty, spray. On the way down we stopped to admire the colourful sugar truck and the spice boat, with it’s many drawers.
Finally at the end of the visit, Eden’s education centre ‘The Core’. A plethora of interactive displays. We headed striaght for the giant nutcracker. With it’s enormous windy handle. Then the seed made from Cornish granite, much taller than any of us and with it’s own peculiar sound. Finally we waved Eden a weary, cheery goodbye….until next time!
Thanks to No.1 son, for permission to use some of his many hundreds of excellent photos he took of the day.