Inspirations – Cornwall, St Michael’s Mount

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“Time and tide wait for no man”

In June we went to Cornwall on holiday, and how we loved St Michael’s Mount. The walk along the cobblestone causeway out to the island, the village, the steep climb up to the castle with its ramparts and cannons, the lovely homely castle, tiny church, spectacular views, the crab sandwiches in the cafe and well just about everything! But the highlight for me was the astonishing gardens. Clinging to the edge of the sheer cliffs below the castle and in any gap, where the weather can do its worst, the plants are a vivid glorious display! Just jaw dropping.

Some of the plants, well they are the same variety as my garden – but whereas mine are puny, despite protection from the worst of the weather, here they are huge, and blooming in places I didn’t know bloomed! Just glorious!

Eventually the tide was coming in, so we walked back out, but we will certainly be back!

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The tide rises, the tide falls,

The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;

Along the sea-sands damp and brown

The traveller hastens toward the town,

 And the tide rises, the tide falls.

(The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

 

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