The Man Always Gets His Mountie!


The long and winding road .....

..... eventually ends.

And so we arrive at the end of our pilgrimage.

As President Clinton said to Monica Lewinsky, it's just one small hump ..... (26 on Map) Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 149
..... that leads to the promised land. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 150
Things are looking good.

Hell, even Penzance looks good (from a safe distance!).

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And so, as we descend upon Marazion the thought occurs .....

OK, there was the delectable White Hart Inn but, what made the pilgrims keep going? I mean, why not stop at Ludgvan?

We descend into Marazion ..... Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 152
..... with its traditional Cornish vehicle-hostile streets. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 153
And here is the object of our exercise, St. Michael's Mount.

[The causeway here is visible but actually underwater at this point.]

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Meanwhile, Cornish pirates ply their trade .....

..... OK, actually they are the boats that take visitors to the mount when the tide is high.

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This is where they tie up (obviously the tide is out now).

It's the Great Hogus and we all know what lies under!

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And there it is.

St. Michael's Way sounds a bit gruelling but ignore the mileage and feel the gravity. Believe me, it's a lot less taxing than the walk to Zennor.

It is also a change from the 'keep the sea on one side and the rocks on the other' factor that you inevitably get from walking the Coast Path.

Enjoy it, we did.

Oh, and that reminds me, why did the pilgrims keep going after Ludgvan?

Because god invented the Godolphin Arms in Marazion, that's why.

Sharp's Eden Ale?

That'll do nicely!

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