I am afraid that there are rather a lot of photos and not a lot of commentary, but hopefully you will enjoy the pictures! They say that a picture speaks a thousand words don't they, so I hope that is the case here. Well, perhaps not a thousand words, I am trying to avoid the words here. I will shut up now!
As is my won't I took a lot of photos, so I have split them into three posts over the next three days. Today we head up to the castle on the top, tomorrow we go around the castle and just make it to the entrance of the gardens and then on Thursday we will actually see round the spectacular gardens. I hope that you will not be too too bored by this! I hope that I have kept enough to keep it interesting, but got rid of enough pictures so that it isn't boring! I will shut up again!!
I hope you enjoy!
We arrived just as the tide was going out.
The day was rather hazy, but you could still see the incredible castle atop the mount.
There are two ways to get across, depending on the tide. You can either walk across the causeway, or if the tide is in you can get a boat. As the tide was still going out, we caught the boat. The place you get on the boat is on this island.
We are coming into the harbour now.
You can see the causeway starting to appear beneath the water as the tide goes out.
Aren't these paper cranes in one of the gift shops incredible.
It is quite a climb up to the castle, and on the way we passed the Dairy.
These are the Pilgrims Steps, as the sign says! They are very worn down and very difficult to walk up. You certainly need the handrail.
You might just be able to make out the sign saying that this is The Giants Well.
The higher we climbed the better the views of Marazion got.
Nearly there now at the top! You can see the rows of canons to act in defence.
Finally we have arrived at the top! Tomorrow we will take a look to see what we can find inside!
If you want to find out more about St Michael's Mount, you can read the National Trust website here and the St Michael's Mount website here.