St Michael’s Mount

You will have seen photos of St Michael’s Mount before on Travel Words, but never like this.

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Sitting in Mount’s Bay (Cornish: Baya an Garrek) the island is cut off from the mainland twice a day by the tide. This was taken from a lay-by on the minor road, the B3311, running between Penzance and St Ives.


  1. Sue Slaght says:

    It looks astounding Jude. That kind of tide action must be amazing to watch.

  2. Sue says:

    The light is wonderful!

  3. pommepal says:

    That light is so perfect for photographers and artists, the results are stunning.

  4. The vividness of those colours. Do you mourn Ludlow?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I do miss the town and the history and the convenience of walking up to the market, but I love the light here and the views. It is nice to have a garden too. I suppose I have always been a wanderer and I always wanted to be back by the coast ever since leaving Cape Town.

  5. Sherri says:

    Stunning! I’ve seen it from both sides of the Channel but never walked actually been on it. You must be pinching yourself to be back by the sea again Jude…I’m so happy for you 🙂 xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sherri, just a glimpse of the sea makes me smile.

  6. Lignum Draco says:

    High tide, I presume.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Indeed. I love it when the tide is in.

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