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  • Day166

    Geocaching and a baby shark - part 1

    December 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 7 °C

    Big day today. Started early with you tube videos on how to make slime.
    Then after breakfast we jumped in the car to drive to St Michaels Mount but on the way the girls decided to find a couple of Cornish geocaches- the first one being on a bus stop outside Helston Community Hospital!!
    Next it was off to Helston boating lake park for a slide and a swing before the second geo- cache of the day by the old water wheel- it wasn’t even yet 11am!
    A quick photo of the majestic swans and we headed down to Marazion where it was dry but blowing a gale- great for the wind surfers and kite surfers.
    Walking along the causeway was an adventure in itself finding shells and looking for marine life.
    Once across onto the Mount it was time for the third geo-cache of the day- high up in the granite gate frame of the picnic area.
    Gusty wind made for a fun time exploring before we decided we were all starving so headed back for lunch at the Godolphin Arms- a lovely hotel with the most amazing restaurant views of St Michaels Mount.
    Kate and Ellen were looking for “mermaids purses” and v excitedly found a dry one when K then spotted a second one. On picking it up
    Ellen tried to convince us there was something in it to which we all replied repeatedly “ it’s just sand and water”. However on holding it up to the light we discovered it contained..... a baby shark (do do do do do!!) - evidential pics To follow!!!!
    How totally exciting??!!! During lunch we learnt more about the basking shark embryo which we had found, Ellen had screamed at in excitement and we had stared at in disbelief!!
    After all the excitement had died down we thoroughly enjoyed a lunch of Cornish fare whilst enjoying front seat views of the Mount and the incoming tide covering the causeway and our baby shark. TBC.....

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  • Day158

    Kate Butcher - a friend from PNG

    December 6, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    We had a v early start to the day dropping mum and pete off at the train station for a day away at 7.30am. It was dark and absolutely pouring with rain as we headed south down to Marazion.
    It was way too early to meet up with Kate Butcher so we found ourselves in the only place open - Sainsbury’s cafe!
    If that wasn’t bad enough they didn’t have any teacakes- not a crime in itself..... but it’s situated in a massive supermarket!!! How about someone pops downstairs a gets a couple of packets off the shelves to serve to the customers??!!!
    Still pouring down we drove to Marazion and parked the car up a back road so we were nearer to Kate’s house where we were due to meet.
    On arriving we found her cottage finally and knocked on all 3 doors repeatedly, called several times to no avail- we were slightly worried as we had only called an hour before surely she couldn’t have forgotten in an hour? We were now soaked through but with still no answer we headed into the village.... and there she was in the charity shop!!! She said she had expected us to park in the car park and walk past her!!!
    A coffee at her lovely cottage was followed by a drink overlooking the sea at Praa Sands and then lunch in the Vic Inn at Perranuthanoe.
    It was lovely to catch up including on her recent trip to NZ.
    4pm saw us pic up my nephew Alfie and after an unsuccessful attempt to get a Xmas tree it was home for dinner.
    I’ve left Alfie home about to have a soak in the bath which he loves and I’m picking up mum and pete.
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  • Day124

    Rain, Rain Go Away!

    October 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 13 °C

    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

  • Day4

    St Michael´s Mount

    May 22, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    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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  • Day10

    St Michael's Mount

    April 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    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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  • Day24


    September 11, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    It is strange that I had never heard of this place before, but Marazion has all of the charm of Mont St. Michel in France. Marazion is another fortress built out on a spit of land that is an island at high tide. In fact, several tourists walked out onto the peninsula and were caught by the high tide. Operators manned small boats to go rescue the stranded tourists. Of course, it looked as though this was a rescue operation they were required to repeat daily.Read more

  • Day110

    Mt St Michael on back to hotel

    August 3, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    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.Read more

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