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Holiday 3: Cotehele gardens and quay

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Tara:

My turn!  I can tell you lotsandlots about our adventures and sniffs and EVERYTHING.

We went to this Cotehele place by boring car, with Mum and Dad squeaking about SatNav stuff.  Yawn.  But it was fun when we got there!

There was some sign up saying we had to keep them on leads in the Formal Gardens or something.  But as soon as we got out of sight of everyone we let them off the lead.  I figured Dad couldn't get lost if I woz with him, so he would be safe.

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This woz a bit of the garden we couldn't go in.  Not fair!

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But then it got better!  Look how high up this mountain we got!

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Cato was staying with Mum.  Of course.  But me and Dad did proper explorations.

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This is my new bench.  Isn't it high?  Dad lifted me up.  I love my Dad!

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This is the green stuff Mum could see when she sat on MY bench

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Then we found this

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Yawn stuff

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the door wot is thousandsandthousandsandthousands of years old.  That is old, isn't it?  Everything in Cornwall is old.  Even older than Cato.

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This is Cato peeing.  Hahaha!

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Inside the chapel place.  I woz sniffing outside, but Cato likes to stick with Mum.

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Then we went alongandalongandalong to see the boat stuff.  This is by the river.

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See?  This is the river.

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And this is something called the Estate Port Office or something.  Mum did take a pic of the outside, but she wobbled, so it didn't come out.  Haha!

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They did the office all old and like the bloke had back in the olden days.  Dad said you had to see the pics of ladies with no knickers, cos that is realistic.  And there were always ladies with no knickers.

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And this is the meuseo-museum place.  Mum said I can snooze while you read all the pics, cos it isn't stuff I like.

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And then we had a snooze while Mum and Dad had tea and scones and a glutenfree choc brownie and we didn't get any!! :(  Not fair!!!

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Fascinating!  Oh how my husband would have loved to be with you!

Off to find out the definition of quay........

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and then we had a another nice green sniffy walk.  with fairy doors.

Mum said that the fairy doors were for little puppy humans, and they were! Cos this one woz far to high up for a puppy paw to see!  

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It woz nice and cool under the trees, which woz good, cos Cato was thinking about doing his floppy sit down by now.  I still had plenty of bounce, of course.  But he was droopy.

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There woz lots of lovely stinky mud.  Mum says that Cornish rivers are tidal (woteva that is) which makes for an extra special salty stink.

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This is my bridge.  Although I did let Cato and Mum come across it, as well as me and Dad.

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And this is where the snakeses live.  There were all asleep coz we didn't see any.

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This place is a mill and mill cottages for the Cotehele Estate.  That means it grinds up flour for biscuits wot I am not allowed cos of Cato's tummy.  Not fair!  Dad had some, and I only had beefy treets.

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This is history stuff about the mill.  We didn't see any cats! :(

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And then we had to walk back.  

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It woz hothothot by then, and even I felt a bit floppy.  

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We had lots of drinks and sit downs, and stuff, but Cato did a proper flop half way up the hill.  It woz a BIG hill.  So Dad gave him a lift the rest of the way, so I had to sniff enough for both of us.  And I was floppy too!

This is one of those Cornish Lanes, and this is a Cornish stone wall.  They are harder to climb than my other stone walls.

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So eventually we got to Cotehele House, but Mum can tell you about that, cos we slept under a picnic table, with treats and water and people coming over to say how cute I am, and how titchy Cato is, while Dad then Mum went round the house.  I didn't mind cos houses are boring, aren't they?  Not like sniffy mud and mountains.

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Summerangel

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Wow it looks all too exciting and so much to do and see. beautiful weather you all had. 

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You find mountains everywhere you go you lucky girl :bounce:

What gorgeous scenery, such a wonder old place, loved every picture too

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WOW! This place is just phenomenal.  These are just great pics! I love all the history!  

Cato and Tara, I bet you had an absolute blast! :) 

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Summerangel

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I loved reading about your adventures for the second time... such wonderful pictures, Jo. 

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