Christmas in Cornwall

We’re on the beach! Crunch… Squelch… Sinking sand. Wet shoes and feet. The tide comes in with surf pounding. Foreign gulls reclaim the shore from the natives. Clouds come and go. The sun plays hide and seek in a light breeze. Dog walkers in sensible boots and dogs with sensible paws walk briskly. Whilst we…

St Michael’s Mount

First visit this year! But of course the actual island isn’t open for business yet. I hope I get the opportunity to visit the gardens, but until then I can at least now get a little bit closer.

A Bracing Beach Walk

The Northern Hemisphere meteorological winter began on Sunday, a bright and crisp dry day with dramatic clouds approaching from the west. Time for a quick drive to the beach for a bracing walk. St Michael’s Mount is closed during the winter months, but you can still walk across the causeway at low tide to visit…

Clarity

I popped over to St Michael’s Mount to get one last visit in before the garden closed at the end of September. Leaving just before the tide started to come back in I was struck by the absolute clearness of the light over the mount on my way to the car park. Usually the castle…

magic on a winter’s day

The views over to St Michael’s Mount change throughout the year and with the tides. In winter there are only two ways to cross over to the island – by foot over the causeway at low tide, or using the amphicraft. The best time to take a photograph is either early or late in the day…

Cornish favourites: St Michael’s Mount

The gardens on St Michael’s Mount are well hidden from the mainland. The gardens are on the rocky slopes and are not easily accessible with the steep and narrow paths, steps and terraces and require constant maintenance and conservation to keep them in good condition. You need to have nerves of steel and a head…

day 18: Marazion Sunset

The sun setting from Marazion: Mount’s Bay in winter. December’s #SquareSky challenge | Marazion Sunset

cornwall in colours: red

Formerly the Town Hall (1871) and then a bank this unique building is now a museum. Located in Market Place, Marazion. A steep sprocketed lead roof with clock face to each side and iron balustrade with fleur-de-lys detail round a square flat roof and a weather vane over the middle.