Tuesday 26 March 2024

Beaches and Harbour at Newquay, Cornwall




It's raining yet again in Cornwall, so I've dug out a few photos of a short stroll looking at a few of Newquay's beaches.


The first five photos today are looking down on Newquay Harbour.



The story of the harbour goes way back a long way. In 1439 a new quay was built in the manor, then called, Towan Blystra. The quay, though, became referred to locally as the 'new quay' - and this is how the town of Newquay got it's name.




Looking across now from the harbour.


 A pleasant beach below with hotels in the background.



 A short walk  further along the front leads to more beaches.












From here I followed my footsteps, back in the direction of the harbour. I arrive at  Towan Beach and the house on Towan Island as seen below.


If you now continued  walking over the 'mound', as seen in the next photo, you would arrive at the popular  Fistral Beach famed for its surfing - as seen in the final photo of today's post




Thanks for visiting my blog, could do with lots of sunshine now!
Good wishes ~ Mike

Monday 11 March 2024

CORNWALL'S EDEN PROJECT - 20+ photos




We had a visit to Cornwall's Eden Project. It wasn't looking its best, because of the time of year, but we still enjoyed our visit  - especially as there weren't many other visitors about.

We walked around the gardens before visiting the biomes. Good to see the magnolias above.


Not sure what the plants below are


Getting nearer the biomes.


There are lots of planting going on at Eden, as symbolised by this blue 'man' with the red gloves.


Here we are below, now inside the rain forest biome  for the next eleven photos. It is said to be the world's largest indoor rain forest.














Yes, a robin keeping warm in the biome. He came and sat beside me.








That's all for the Rainforest biome for today.
Below is now the Mediterranean biome.


A quick look inside the more colourful Mediterranean biome.








That's all for today, thanks for visiting my blog. There are many more Eden posts - use the search at the top of  my blog ~ Mike.


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