More of St. Michael’s Mount

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At low tide, follow the footsteps of pilgrims and giants as you cross the historic causeway to St Michael’s Mount. Starting from the beachfront in the town of Marazion, it takes just minutes to walk across the bay from the mainland to the island.

St. Michael's Mount 091I mentioned before that the morning through early afternoon that we were able to visit St. Michael’s Mount was rainy, drizzly, overcast and finally sunny. Being from Seattle this did not deter our visit.

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St. Michael's Mount 040The St. Michael rose window dates back to the 15th Century.St. Michael's Mount 043St. Michael's Mount 049St. Michael's Mount 066St. Michael's Mount 068After our tour of the castle we visited the sub tropical gardens.
St. Michael's Mount 070St. Michael's Mount 072St. Michael's Mount 083St. Michael's Mount 084St. Michael's Mount 075St. Michael's Mount 074-001St. Michael's Mount 076We were intrigued with the pill boxes we saw and investigated inside them taking in all the views from the small windows of defence.

When we were done with the castle and gardens we asked for a recommendation for lunch. We were ready to be inside and out of the misty weather. We followed the recommendation and landed at Ben’s Cornish Kitchen.
St5The food was very good and high end. We were happy to pay the lunch time lower prices!P1040514After we ate and warmed up the weather warmed up, too. We headed out to the little town of Marazion and enjoyed checking out the shops. 2013-09-19 St2On the way home from St. Michael’s Mount we stopped at Marks and Spencer and then we picked up Cornish Pasties for dinner from Portreath Bakery. We relaxed and packed up for our next days trip into London. Our countryside adventures were over. Here’s one last view of now sunny Marazion Beach.

St. Michael's Mount 113Back here in the states life moves on. Katie and I did put in some hours in some stores today looking for a top to complete her Thanksgiving outfit and doing some early Christmas shopping. I tweaked my back yesterday so it was hard getting in and out of the car but once I was up and walking things went well. Happy to say we were able to click some things off our lists. Soon the crowds in the stores will be unbearable for me so I’m happy to get things done now…Have you started?

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

9 thoughts on “More of St. Michael’s Mount

  1. I am with you – I try to finish by Dec. 1 with all of the serious shopping because I can’t stand the crowds or the traffic.
    What a stunning piece of architecture. You captured so many fabulous details. Thanks for bringing me along. What a great lunch. We always do that – go to lunch at the super pricey places so we can enjoy the place and the food but don’t die at the prices.

  2. I love that Rose window. I have thoroughly enjoyed your England photos.

    Every store I go is crawling with people, even in off-holiday season. I have started buying things here and there for the holidays a few weeks ago. I still have a few things to pick up. As for presents, I have resorted to online purchases.

  3. Does one bread basket count? Nah, I thought not.

    Those recommendations one receives while traveling are usually spot on. Your lunch looks delicious!

    Beautiful chapel…the age of those windows puts my post today in a whole new perspective. LOL!

  4. Loved this post! I have been fascinated by St. Michael’s Mount ever since I saw an article about it in National Geographic as a child. One of those “wish I could go see” places! The spider web photo was fantastic! Your handsome husband and beautiful children are the perfect addition to the scenic beauty of the old fortress.
    Didn’t the subtropical plants remind you of southern California and kind of played with you head a bit? Like, where am I???

  5. A great adventure…walking the historic causeway to St. Michael’s Mount! And your lunch place looked spot-on. Marks and Spencer…I’d almost forgotten about them. There used to be a Marks and Spencer in Guildford (Surrey)…but I think it closed in the late 90’s, when all their Canadian stores shut down.

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