And so it happened that on the 26th of July 2014, we left Norwich to embark on an unforgettable journey.
I said we because I was not alone; and all of us there were three — my husband, my sister-in-law, and me.
“But it’s Sabbath!” I protested when my husband announced the news to me.
Well, traveling and enjoying the nature, we would be.
So agree I did and what a sight I would see!
From Norwich to Cornwall was a seven-hour drive.
We woke up early and left at seven thirty-five.
At Stonehenge we would drop by and see the awesome sight.
The satnav speculated half an hour early we would arrive.
But in a traffic jam we were caught
as hundreds of other travelers on that day decided
they too might see this ancient burial site.
When at last our eyes have soaked up the wonder they beheld
Back in the car we packed ourselves off to yonder field.
On rolling hills and grassy meadows our eyes ever feasted
Grazing sheep and cattle, but not a deer we spotted.
The sun was getting lower, when we arrived at our stopover.
In Totnes, Devon we stayed for the night
Wearied from traveling, our strength there we would recover.
Such a delightful market-town we would have loved to discover,
But alas, the night was getting deeper.
On the morrow is another day and another place to wander.
The trip to Eden Project was as exciting as the day before.
Beautiful scenery our eyes did explore.
My heart swelled in joyful songs of rapture
At a new kind of environment from what I used to encounter.
The site of Eden of Project, we got there finally.
But the road signs leading to the reputed garden
To my opinion were not done properly.
The car parks were full when we arrived at ten in the morning.
So to the farthest lane we went even if we were whining.
It was a bit of a walk but our enthusiasm was not dwindling.
Along the tracks were signs “A T-Rex is on a loose”, Oh how exciting!
At last the domes appeared in view.
Oh so many people taking pictures, on a queue.
Such a huge place, how they managed to do it, I wondered.
For it was rubbish dumping site, but a beautiful garden it was converted.
Outside the domes were local flowers, they didn’t need the special protection
The snow and hailstone, they can withstand without a question.
The Rainforest Dome I chose to visit first
Palm trees in all sorts of shapes and sizes
But not a coconut to quench my thirst.
Fruit trees so familiar, they made me grow with wonder.
Bananas and papayas, even the camia flower.
Next off we went to see the other dome
Where Mediterranean plants there found a home.
Olive trees and aromatic Italian herbs
People say they are good to maintain a nice curve.
I could go on and on forever.
But I think I better stop here.