South of England 2006

Monday, August 14

We stayed for two days in Plymouth and explored the countryside.

Cotehele

Tuesday, August 15

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is a botanic garden built in an old quarry. Joanne took the quick way from the top down to the domes - on the zip line.

Pine Lodge

Heligan

We arrived late at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Joanne and Virginia went in, I stayed outside and took this photo.

Wednesday, August 16

We stayed in Falmouth for the rest of the week. This day was devoted the Cornish tin mining.

Pool near Redruth

There are two National Trust sites with old Cornish beam engines in Pool.

Blue Hills Tin Stream, near St. Agnes

Thursday, August 17

Today was devoted to Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Scilly islands, off Lands End to the west.

Penzance

Tresco Abbey Gardens

Friday, August 18

Falmouth

Joanne and Virginia took the bus to nearby Trebah and Glendurgan gardens. Paul stayed in Falmouth with the camera.

Saturday, August 19

This was a travel day. We drove back to Plymouth, took the train to London and met Linda and Greg, then we all rented a car and drove to Lavender Cottage near Rye to stay for a week.

London

Lavender Cottage

Sunday, August 20

Today we went to the Detling Steam Rally, a fair where everyone brings their old cars, trucks, tractors and other things to run and show off. Joanne got to drive a double-decker bus!

Detling Steam Rally

Monday, August 21

Sissinghurst

Merriments Nursery

Tuesday, August 22

Kent and East Sussex Railway

Great Dixter

Wednesday, August 23

Battle Abbey

Herstmonceux

Nymans

Thursday, August 24

We drove to Portsmouth to visit the tall ships and naval museums.

Portsmouth

Friday, August 25

This was a more relaxing day, we just went to explore Rye.

Rye

Saturday, August 26

Another travel day. We drove to Gatwick, dropped off the car and Linda and Greg for their flight to Scotland, then took the tube to London.

London

Sunday, August 27

Monday, August 28

Kew Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, August 29

London

Wednesday, August 30

RHS Wisley

Thursday, August 31

London


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