A pandemic 1st for @theoldmortuary. A Day Out.
Today we went to the Eden Project in Cornwall to have a socially distanced meet up with some of our family.
The Eden Project opened to the public recently for the first time since Lockdown.
The Eden Project has got socially distanced tourism spot on. You have to book a slot, so it can’t be a spontaneous visit but beyond that the amount of control is so deftly handled, once you are in, it is easy to forget the restrictions of the pandemic, without ever flouting them.
On arrival there are ample public toilets, water stations and a take out coffee shop. The hosts who welcome you have the same welcoming charm as London 2012 Olympic Volunteers, and that was considered a Gold Standard of hosting. Hand sanitising gel is available as soon a you reach the welcome concourse and throughout the site.
Only the outside area is open during this pandemic opening. Visitors are guided to wander through areas that can be overlooked by anyone dazzled , quite rightly, by the magnificence of the Tropical and Mediterranean Biomes or the Science of The Core in more normal times. This is a fabulous chance to experience the outside with restricted visitor numbers. The peace is magical.
Instead of biomes we got intimate with bees.
And wandered down Cornish lanes.
Flower meadows and single specimens slowed us down. This was the most tranquil visit we have ever made to Eden
Fragrance is everywhere. Once we had meandered our way down to the Biomes more toilets were available and another take- away coffee stall, again social distancing was imposed with a gentle reminder.
A great time was had by all.
And for Miss VV, her first experience of being, very gently, escorted out of a venue as the last woman standing.