Todays excursion was to Marazion and more importantly St Michael’s Mount. The Cornish weather wasn’t that kind to us and the day started off a bit misty and damp but we had thee most fantastic parking spot and all for the princely sum of £3 for the day (St Ives council take note). As the dogs weren’t allowed in the castle they had to make do with a trot along the seafront before I headed off across the causeway.
A quick cuppa was in order while I waited for the castle to open. I recommend sustinance of some description as you have to climb up the most bonkers stone steps to get to the castle
The sun was attempting to peek through by the time I’d got to the top and the views were fantastic. I could even spot The Beast parked up on the mainland. The castle isn’t huge but you get to look around some of the rooms and the pretty impressive collection of weapons and the Bronze Age hoard. The guides were very informative, I was amazed to find out that only 34 people live on the island and that all of the breadwinners work at the castle or in the cafe etc. There were once thought to have been over 300 people resident but gawd knows where they put them all.
It would be easy to get some romantic and whimsical idea about living in such a place but when the weather is bad it can be wild and cut off and flooded down by the harbour. Must be lovely when all of the tourists leave at the end of the day though. Marazion was quaint to wander around but not a lot to see so me and the pooches sat on the sea wall and watched the world go by for a while and shared some seaside chips. Lovely.