Sunday, 28 April 2013

Lately I Have Been .....(1) On Holiday

Yes, down to Cornwall again to visit family and friends.
Luckily in lots of sunshine and good weather this time instead of the floods and holdups last time.
St Michael's Mount
I was determined to get up to the top and the Castle this time, in case it 
was the last time I could manage it (spinal stenosis permitting!).
My sister's arm and a walking stick got me there and it was magical!
View from the lower terrace
The Library
The Chevy Chase Room
View from the top terrace across to Marazion
St Michael - the amphibious vehicle.
(Please click on the Play button - there is some video there!)
Because there had been rough seas recently the usual channel used by the motor
boats to ferry passengers had been silted up.  Although it had been cleared once, it had refilled and so the amphibious vehicle had to be used to ferry us back to the mainland.

My sister by the first Golden Pillar Box of the 2012 Olympics.
You may remember that Helen Glover, who won that first Gold Medal with Heather Stanning in the rowing pairs, comes from Penzance and we had an ice cream from her father's shop in Newlyn.
More happenings soon.
Ann x


mrsnesbitt said...

Oooooooooooooooh holidays! We go away on May 29th - can't wait!

nilly said...

St Michael's Mount is on my must-see list. It looks wonderful!

foreveryoung said...

Yes, Nilly, it is wonderful. I have been there many times and it never fails to impress. It is a beautiful island. Check out their website and you will see. Ann x