I can see the sea already! On the way; an auspicious opening in the clouds over the A30 – of a lovely day ahead in Kernow…
Not strictly ‘Something about Dartmoor’ – but the ‘Mount’ is connected by the St. Michael Ley Line. The ley line connects the church of St. Michael de Rupe atop Brentor, Dartmoor – to the island-jewel in the sea – St. Michael’s Mount, Marazion.
A view that I admire daily; Brentor Church Dartmoor. An original oil on board by resident Cornwall artist Ian Pethers. http://www.glenrockstudio.co.uk/
We weren’t the only ones that decided to make a pilgrimage to St. Michael’s Mount on what must have been one of the Mount’s busiest days this year – 6th August 2015. When the sea parted and revealed the granite causeway – a column of pilgrims could be seen wending their way to and from the Mount; a phenomenon in its own right. It is a wonderful place to be alive and free and count one’s blessings – even if one did have to queue for admission – and take shuffling steps all the way around the castle! Handsome portraits and paintings – beautiful furniture and exquisite medieval stained glass windows are a visual feast for the eyes throughout the tour of the castle and chapel (no flash photography allowed in the castle and chapel) plus the sheer wonderment of the island fortress itself. Definitely a legend of a place to visit.
Joining the throng at St. Michael’s Mount – Cornwall.
Brothers. Archie and Tom (my two sons) looking out to sea from inside the castle…
Looks like wind-blown rain – but it’s bubbles in the glass on closer inspection.
‘Just’ a lovely weathered door in Marazion.
We rested here awhile, away from the buzz of the island – and sat on the benches outside the Marazion War Memorial – and enjoyed our ice creams…
and gave quiet thanks to the brothers in arms of Marazion and St. Michael’s Mount for their bravery and sacrifice.
Light overthrows darkness…
Archangel Michael defeating Satan. Awe-some bronze inside the Mount’s chapel.
Gathered flowers. Delicate detail from a stained glass window – St. Michael’s Mount.
The lovely Lorelei of St. Michael’s Mount – exquisite stained glass detail.
Soundtrack of our day to St. Michael’s Mount – ‘LORELEY’ by BLACKMORE’S NIGHT plus an interview with insightful duo Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night. ENJOY.
Spirit of the day. My 50p souvenir fridge magnet bought in one of the Marazion gift shops. It summed up the day; the people jam inside the castle and the traffic jam on the A30 on the way home – thanks boys.