Cornwall, UK - 2009
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Shusheel
Simon
Portreath
Portreath (1982)
Mining chimney
Satellite dish
Eden Project
Rainforest Biome


On this trip we were exploring Cornwall - mostly by bike.

Here we're on the Camel Trail from Padstow to Bodmin.

It's converted from a disused railway line, and it's very scenic. Unfortunately Shusheel's saddle broke and I had to cycle the last eight miles of the day standing up.
Shusheel

Simon
That's Padstow behind me, on the estuary of the Camel river.

This is Portreath, on the north coast of Cornwall. Portreath

Portreath (1982)
This is a photo I took from the same spot 27 years ago.

That was the last time I visited Cornwall - when I cycled there from London.

Cornwall in the 19th century was one of the richest mining areas in the world.

Tin and copper were extracted using around 600 steam engines in buildings like this one near Redruth.

The mining landscape of Cornwall and west Devon became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006.
Mining chimney

Satellite dish
A large satellite dish at the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station

We visited the Eden Project. In the distance here is the Rainforest 'Biome' (ecosystem). Eden Project

Rainforest Biome
Inside the Rainforest Biome.
At 16,000 square metres, it's the largest greenhouse in the world.



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