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Saint Michaels Mount

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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

  • 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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  • Day2

    St.Michael Mount

    April 10, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    "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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  • Day3

    St. Michael's Mount

    July 15, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    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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  • Day73

    Mount St. Michael

    October 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Nächster Stop: das englische Pendent zum französischen Mont Saint Michel. Und dazu die bis dato beste Version von Fish & Chips soweit inklusive bester Aussicht. 😍

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