Fancy a boat ride ? Ok, let’s go back to Falmouth and drive a little further along the coast to St Michael’s Mount. It’s a little misty, but the Cornwall mists seem to be coming and going at their own pace so lets just keep our fingers crossed.
Can you see the walkway ? At low tide you can walk across to the castle but we’ve missed the low morning tide and the evening one isn’t for a good few hours yet. Legend has it that a giant used to live on the island and wade across the water to steal cattle but I don’t think we’ll be seeing him today
We’ll catch the little ferry-boat and arrive at the outside wall of the harbour then take a stroll up to the castle first, the gardens are very pretty but the castle closes at four, so we’ve only got a few hours to play with.
Beautiful sunshine timed it’s arrival perfectly, look at the breeze tugging at the flag.
You’ve already been to the top of one of the towers in “Timeless” and of course you’ve seen the “Church Windows” too, but the mist is closing in again, looking up you can only just see the flag, although I assure you the breeze is getting stronger.
It’s time to head back, I’m more than happy to pay the ferryman the fee of just £2 each way for his services. You can see the mist settling town of St. Michael and there’s a definate nip arrived in the air with it.
One last look at the Mount as we head back to the carpark and it reminds me of Gene Kelly and a little Scottish Villiage, Brigadoon, deep sinking deep into the mists of time, safe until another visit.
More from before : a long weekend in “Falmouth“, September 2014.