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St Michaels Mount Castle

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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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  • 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.

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    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
    Men-an-Tol
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  • Day6

    St. Michael's Mount

    August 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    L'isola è tuttora abitata da una trentina di persone ed il castello è privato. Un tempo era un'abbazia, poi trasformata in una fortezza. Facciamo la visita di tutto il sito, molto bello ed interessante. Ancora oggi la sala da pranzo viene a volte utilizzata dalla famiglia per pranzi particolari e nella chiesa viene celebrata la messa tutte le domeniche.
    Beviamo un caffè e nel frattempo la marea di è alzata facendo completamente sparire la stradina. Dobbiamo quindi prendere la barchetta per tornare indietro.
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