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  • Day124

    Rain, Rain Go Away!

    October 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Started out after breakfast on a 5 K walk from Penzance to Marazion then at low tide walked over the causeway to Saint Michael's Mount, a small island with a castle and little village. By the time we were ready to leave the island the boats were cancelled and it was very windy and raining. In 2014 the causeway was washed away in a very bad storm so it had to be rebuilt. Walked back over the causeway and decided to catch a bus back to Penzance. Would love to return in summer as it looks beautiful.Read more

  • Day10

    St Michael's Mount

    April 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Looking out in the bay from Penzance you can see the small island topped by a castle that is the Cornish St Michael's Mount. It was home to the same order of Monks as the French Mont Saint-Michel (I'm hoping to visit this one later in my trip). The island is accessible via a cobbled causeway at low tide only, at other times a fleet of boats wait to ferry people across to the Island. The castle was built back in the 12th Century and was inhabited by Monks and Military until the 1600s when the St Aubin family moved in. They in partnership with the National Trust, still own and live on the island.

    I arrived when the causeway was covered with water so caught the boat to the Island. I explored the Island and went inside the Castle for a look around. It was very interesting especially learning about the past history of the Island. By the time I left the causeway was walkable and it was a pleasant walk back to shore..
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  • Day110

    Mt St Michael on back to hotel

    August 3, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Well, have experienced the traffic jam that occurs regularly getting to and from St Ives. We move on now edging the Bodmin Moors. Made it back to the hotel and decided to have my tea in. Service was atrocious. Poor lad was new and incredibly nervous and staff just left him to flustered on his own. Finally fed, ready for bed.

  • Day3

    St. Michael's Mount

    July 15 in the United Kingdom

    Following a lovely breakfast , with our walking shoes on and our trusty rucksack we set off to St Michaels mount ,6.6 miles one way . Sun shining. The coastal path dipped in and out of Newlyn and Penzance. We walked the last mile along the beach , admiring the all the shapes and sizes of the Sunday sunbathers 😘 .
    Joining the National Trust ( a true sign of our ages) as we bought our entrance ticket to the mount . First stop Cornish clotted cream vanilla ice cream . Lovely 😊. Then along with many Chinese visitors ( that seemed to have followed us all the way from Canada) we explored the castle. Great views from the top .
    Just before we set off on our walk back we stopped for a cool glass of Pims and a pint 🍺.
    6.6 miles back , same route. A little sunburned 🤭
    Needed to lie down with throbbing feet elevated when we got back .
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  • Day4

    St Michael´s Mount

    May 22, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Bei Ebbe kann man zu Fuß von Marazion aus nach St. Michael´s Mount laufen. Ansonsten gibt es eine Bootsverbindung. Da wir aber laufen wollten, informierten wir uns über die Gezeiten und sorgten dafür, dass wir bei Einsetzen der Ebbe vor Ort waren. Ein wenig mussten wir noch warten, da der Weg immer wieder vom Meer überspült wurde. Man hatte direkt das Gefühl "über das Wasser zu wandeln". Die Burg war sehr interessant zu besichtigen, aber die Lage ist nicht zu toppen.Read more

  • Day56

    An island, a theatre and ancient stones

    October 18, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Last night I wrote the blog at the pub where I had tea. It was a very friendly pub and I got talked into staying for the weekly pub quiz.
    I competed on my own and did so badly it was funny. Out of a possible 60 points I scored 20, four of those were bonus points for competing on my own. It was a fun evening.

    This morning I went to St Michael's Mount, a tidal island not too far from Penzance. At low tide the causeway is accessible and you can walk over. Today that was 10-3 so I was able to walk over and back. I was in time for a village tour which was very interesting. 9 families live and work on the island.
    I got to have a pasty for lunch so that was my must do for Cornwall done.

    From there I went to Minack Theatre. This is an open air theatre that has been carved out of the cliff side, most by a woman who was still carving bits out, bringing bags of sand up from the beach and mixing concrete into her 70s. It is really amazing and has performances throughout the summer.

    Next up was Lands End. It was a bit of an anti-climax. All the information signs have been removed and everything was shut except the bloke in charge of taking photos at the sign.

    Men-an-Tol is a set of ancient standing stones about 1.5km off the road. It was a nice walk up the track with some inquisitive cows on both sides. One of the stones is round with a hole and meant to be a fine example of ancient stones. It was about 5:30pm by this stage so I played about with the light taking photos.

    Just after I left the pub where I had my tea I saw a badger! It crossed the road in front of the car. I was going fairly slowly due to the road so I got a really good look at it. It was about the size of a wombat but more agile and with a tail.
    It is something else to cross of my "would it be nice if I saw this" list. I admit I got rather excited shouting "you're a badger! You're a badger!" at it as it crossed the road.
    Closer to the B&B I saw a black rabbit and then I thought I saw another badger in the hedge... but it was a garbage bag. I may be a bit overtired.

    St Michaels Mount
    Minack Theatre
    Minack Theatre Gardens - Rowena Cade, the woman do made the gardens, made these concrete columns.
    First and last house at Lands End
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  • Day2

    St.Michael Mount

    April 10, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    "Spring - tide - tte";-)

    Bei all unserer Gezeitenplanung gelingt es uns doch nicht, rechtzeitig St. Michaels Mount zu erreichen. Die gefährliche "Springflut" hat den Berg erreicht, und so bleibt uns nur der Blick auf die andere Seite. Die Sonne wärmt Hauswände und unser Gesicht und so entspannen wir ein paar verdiente Minuten zu Füßen der "Springflut" und St. Michaels Mount.

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  • Day7

    St. Michael's Mont

    May 28 in the United Kingdom

    St. Michael’s Mount ist eine Gezeiteninsel an der Südwestspitze Englands, die 366 m vor dem Ort Marazion in Cornwall liegt und eine Fläche von 0,23 km² hat. Sie ist entweder mit einer Fähre oder, bei Niedrigwasser, über einen schmalen Damm von Marazion aus zu erreichen.Die Sehenswürdigkeit ähnelt dem Mont Saint-Michel im Norden Frankreichs, ist allerdings weniger bekannt.

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