Sunday, October 27, 2013

Final Days Down South

All good things must come to an end. After a week in southern England, it was almost time to return home. First though, we toured the Eden Project and Torquay. The Eden Project is absolutely fascinating. It is huge complex with two massive biomes containing thousands of plants. The project started with a reclaimed clay pit and set out to prove that it is possible to turn an industrial wasteland into a thriving, lush ecosystem. Today you'll find all sorts of fruits and vegetables growing, including coffee and banana in the Tropical biome; and olives and grapes in the Mediterranean biome. Outdoors, corn, hops, sunflowers and lots more grows beautifully.





Admission is a little pricey, but it was definitely worth the money. I imagine that in the summer or spring this place would be even more spectacular surrounded by blooming flowers.

We spent our last night in Torquay. I really loved the picturesque boardwalk and its ferris wheel. We didn't explore the town too much, but it seemed cute. The sunset was absolutely spectacular! And I would definitely recommend the B&B we stayed in. It is called the Exton House, and owners Julie and John were just lovely. Definitely good value for the money.




It was a terrific way to end an epic trip. I really had no idea that England had white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and wild ponies. Cornwall and the rest of south England was such a pleasant surprise!

Read about our other stops in south England:
Cotswolds
Exmoor
Waterfalls and Castles
Cruising Around Cornwall

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