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…

Blue July | Day 26

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) is feeling blue. Ideal for me to showcase the most dominant colour of Cornwall in all its guises. in a blue mist Blue July: Day Twenty-six

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…

Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’¬†#7

The last image this week (but probably not the last sunset you will see on here) is of St Michael’s Mount in tranquil Mount’s Bay. Standing on the top of the hill with the sky lighting up all around is a very strange feeling. To the west, gold, orange, streaks of red, green and aquamarine….

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…

Evening Sun

The restored art deco Jubilee Pool caught in the last rays of the setting sun with the rock of St Michael’s Mount and its castle on the right.

Marazion

Marazion was once a flourishing town, owing its prosperity to the throng of pilgrims who came to visit St Michael’s Mount (this ceased at the time of the Reformation). During the first half of the 16th century it was twice plundered; first by the French, and later by Cornish rebels. People still flock to St…