FAMILY LIFE OCTOBER 2002.
the 19th we all headed south for the annual weeks holiday. We had along
with Paul, Margot, Hannah and Becky booked a cottage near the village
of St Cleir.
facilities were excellent with a pool literally a few steps from the
door and we all made good use as this photo shows.
days visit was the national marine centre in Plymouth which boasts the
biggest tank in Europe and it was great to see the fish. Paul took these
pictures of some of the more colourful types.
is the recently opened "Mayflower Centre" dedicated to the
famous pilgrim fathers voyage to the new world.
found it interesting that quite a number of the passengers were not
pilgrims at all but were just immigrants looking for a better life.
looking at the harbour Paul spotted this boat owned by another Phil
and took this photo (we didn't try the cruise).
day was spent in the city of Truro and while the girls studied the shops
we visited the city's Cathedral. Over the years I have stood in may
great buildings like this but they still amaze me.
Wednesday was supposed to be the driest day of the week so we visited what has become Cornwall's main attraction the Eden Project.
You really have to visit to appreciate the size of those domes and the plant life both inside and out is spectacular. Besides the various plants
photographed this insect we don't know whether it is a foreign or UK
resident so if you recognise it please get in touch.
The next day we spent at the fishing village of Mevagissiy where Paul and Margot spent their honeymoon some years ago at the Valley Park Hotel.
thought it interesting to see the working boats of Mevagissiy pictured
here in compression to the pleasure yachts we saw at Plymouth earlier
in the week.
Our final visit was to a real "character" Paul Corrin and his world of music.
Paul restores and is an expert on pipe organs from the late 19th and early 20th centauries and he gives a guided tour of some of the organs on show.
Here he is pictured at his Wurlitzer cinema organ.
Finally Sarah pictured here sampling the coca cola??? in the pub and the morning after... speaks for itself :-)