Sunday, 2 July 2017

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

We had a lovely week in Cornwall at the beginning of June. We were so fortunate with weather and during the whole week didn't see a drop of rain-rare for a UK holiday. We were supposed to be travelling for two weeks through Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland but given the current climate of things none of us really wanted to and so we cancelled our booking and opted to stay in the UK instead. 

We are so lucky to have such beautiful places here in the UK, and it was amazing how very far away we felt from everything whilst we were staying there. It is only the second time we have visited Cornwall, and I am really in love with the place.

Our second day-the first day was recovering from the 7 hour drive, swimming and a trip to beautiful Perranporth beach- we headed to Penzance but noted how close we were to St Michael's Mount and so had a slight de-tour. I have seen so many photos of this place but it is a truly magical place. The weather changed quite dramatically even in the two hours we were there. Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed on the beach :-( so we had to walk on the path instead. Ruben hopped on to the beach to look for stones though. 

How grown up the four pesky hobbits are now. Bailey (19) Ruben (13) Piper (16) and Cordelia (15)

This is the view from St Michael's Mount. When the tide is high you can only reach it by boat and I was amazed to find out that there are 30 residents living on the island full-time. What an interesting place to live!

I think I would get a bit fed up with all the visitors though, we couldn't visit the castle even though we are members of the National Trust because we had Loki with us and no dogs are allowed in the castle or gardens. So we will have to come back another time.

By the time we had walked back to the car the clouds had broken and we had some sunshine :-)

Ruben looking for stones

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