Sunday 22 November 2009

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

(Click to enlarge) Site of a medieval monastery now inhabited by a wealthy family looked after by the National Trust. In the foreground is the causeway by which the island is reached at low tide. There is an additional charge for a ferry should you be still on the Mount after the causeway is submerged by the incoming tide. As a fellow passenger remarked "This is the first time I have had to pay to leave a place."


  1. This is a place I've wanted to see since I was thirteen years old--one more reason to re-visit England before long. Thank you for the lovely post.

  2. Kindred Spirit,
    My pleasure- but be warned- not all is perfect in this "other Eden"!