Hello there Beastiebuddies! We’re heading back to Cornwall this week, to rejoin Paddy and Plunkett as they make their way to the very top of the 50m tall Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project… No mean feat when you’re only 6 inches tall! Since I’ve wanted to visit Eden for a reeeealllly long time, the boys were good enough to go along with the camera and show me what it’s like. Cheers lads! Here are some of the highlights of last week’s adventure, or click to catch up on the full post.
I only hope they’re still talking to me after that long uphill trek! Let’s see how they’re getting on.
Ah, there’s Paddy now. He seems to be making good progress!
“You can see loooooads from up here! We found another waterfall, like the one at Babbacombe…”
“…But the people down below just keep on getting smaller!”
From up here, you can really see how the Cornwall landscape has been incorporated into this captive jungle – amazing! And soon…
“Taaaa-daaaaah! We made it! Hey Plunkett, take my picture!”The thing about being above the rainforest canopy, but underneath the protective dome that shelters it from the British weather, is that it gets very, VERY hot. Too hot for Aran sweaters, as it turns out. So after a nanosecond of consideration, Paddy removed his and used it as a parachute to skip out on the walk back to ground level.
“See you later, Plunkett! Wheeeeee!”
Do I really need to mention that parachuting isn’t Plunkett’s cup of tea? Probably not. So, he took his time wandering back downhill… And he was glad he did. Look who he bumped into on the way!
These are roul-roul or crested partridges, and they’re not just here for show. By eating their fill of bugs and grubs, they’re providing a valuable natural pest control service to Eden’s leafy inhabitants!
And Plunkett couldn’t help but chuckle when he saw this…
“Hahaha! Jaguars crossing! Paddy will love this.”
And he didn’t have to wait long to tell him about it. Paddy was just around the next corner!
“Paddy, did you see the jaguar crossing sign back there? Hilarious! As if there’d be jaguars in here!”
But Plunkett was in for a surprise.
“Sure there are, Plunkett! There’s one right there!”
“What? Whe… GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!”
Oh dear. Poor Plunkett! Hopefully it won’t take him too long to calm down again, and he’ll join us next week for a sedate wander around the outdoor areas of the Eden Project. I’m pretty sure they’re jaguar-free!
As for me, I’ll be back on Friday with more monster fun and games. In the meantime, have you ever met any unusual local wildlife on your travels? Share your tales of terror in the comments, and maybe Plunkett will feel better!
16 thoughts on “(B)East of Eden 2 – Another Level!”
I hope the jaguar wasn’t too shaken up. 😀
Hahaha! Thanks Melissa… I didn’t think of it from the jaguar’s point of view! 😂😂😂
You mean they actually have a full size waterfall incorporated in that rain forest biome? Talk about thinking BIG!
From what the boys tell me, they certainly do! It’s incredible, isn’t it? Thanks for dropping in, Queen Bee… Hope you enjoyed this week’s Beastie adventure!
More Beastie awesomeness 🙂
Heehee! Thanks Tierney, glad you enjoyed it! 😀
I went to Eden about 10 years ago. Loved it. Looks like the lads did too ! Did you treat yourself to a Cornish pasty ?
Oooh, you lucky thing! Unfortunately I didn’t get to join the boys on this trip, but I suppose I could still treat myself to a pasty to capture a bit of the Cornish experience! Thanks for stopping by, Paula – has the Eden Project changed much since your visit?
Hahahah jaguars?!?! I’m with Plunkett – Ahhhhh what is this madness!!! But that is so cool! Hopefully since I’m so late in commenting on this post, he has had a chance to calm down by now, poor fella.
Honestly, I’m not sure he’s ever calm any more, since he took to travelling with Paddy. Hopefully the rest of their trip will be less jaguar-y! We’ll see later on today. Thanks for stopping by! 😀
Wow, look at that view above the canopy! 🙂 I can imagine how beautiful it must have been to be surrounded by all of that green – your pictures do a great job of capturing all that jungl-y foliage. Good thinking, Paddy, on the parachute hack – a little known use for Aran sweaters. And, I can literally hear Plunkett’s *gulp* in that last photo. Hoping he is now in a safe, jaguar-free zone!
Thanks, Shirley! It’s a cool view from the top, isn’t it? I don’t recommend Paddy’s parachuting antics for human sweater-wearers though! 😂 Cheers for joining the boys on their jungle adventure!
Now I don’t just want to go here. I have to go here! Really enjoy your writing. 🙂
Awww, thanks so much! I’d love to visit too… This pair of monsters always leave me at home when they travel! Cheers for checking out this older post 😁