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Photo Challenge – Grid

September 22, 2015 17 comments

I noticed that this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge has the subject “Grid” this week and realised I have just the photo!

This photo was taken inside St. Michael’s Mount, looking out through a window.

St Michael's Mount - Grid

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St. Michael’s Mount Part 3

September 20, 2015 19 comments

We’re nearing the end of our journey around St. Michael’s Mount. Here are my final photos! I uploaded them full size again because I can’t be bothered fiddling about :-).

A bit more impressive than my mantelpiece.

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Back outside, but still up on the Mount.

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A view down to the gardens, which unfortunately were closed on the day I visited. It looks like they’re doing some work down there.

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A lovely view out across to Marazion.

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The little ferry boats are still running but it looks like the tide has gone out and the causeway is open!

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A final look out across the bay. I wouldn’t want to brave those cannons if I were invading.

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Yep, the causeway is open. I get to walk back.

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View from the causeway.

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A final look back. Goodbye, St. Michael’s Mount!

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I hope you enjoyed my little 3 part tour around St. Michael’s Mount!

St Michael’s Mount Part 2

September 19, 2015 24 comments

In my second (of three) posts featuring pictures taken at St. Michael’s Mount off the Cornish coast, we’ll have a last look around outside and then venture into the house itself. I accidentally uploaded these photos full size, so be careful if you want to make them bigger and you’re not on a fast connection.

A nice view out across the bay, or sea, or whatever it is.

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Were going inside here in a minute!

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They have strange taste in sculptures.

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Getting closer to the house.

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One last look back at Marazion before we go inside.

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Inside looking out.

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An impressive library.

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Now that’s what I call a ceiling.

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Inside the little church. Wow, they have their own church!

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That’s quite the impressive organ :-).

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This is probably St. Michael defeating Satan, or something. Maybe I should have read the guide leaflet or some of the little plaques dotted around the place.

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His and hers royal waiting chairs. That’s Queen Elizabeth II on the left (our reigning monarch) and on the right, presumably her dad, King George VI.

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Next time we’ll see some more photos outside, including my harrowing walk back across the Causeway of Doom (it’s not called that, I made that up).

St Michael’s Mount Part 1

September 18, 2015 28 comments

Here are some photos I took on a trip to St Michael’s Mount a couple of weeks ago. It’s off the south coast of Cornwall, near Marazion. I was given a guide leaflet which probably had some history in it, which I didn’t read :-).

I’ll do this in a few parts as I can’t choose between all the photos I took.

I parked up the beach a mile or so away to avoid the tourist traffic, so I had a nice little walk. There it is in the distance.

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The tide is in so it looks like I will have to brave the high seas to get there.

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And so we set sail in the mighty ship “Sea Mist”. I hope we don’t sink!

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At last, after a long and harrowing sea voyage (3 minutes), tired but victorious, we reached our destination.

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Hmm, looks like a bit of a climb.

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Up I go, stopping often to take in the view (and catch my breath).

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If that tiny hatch leads to the Giant’s Well, I’m guessing he was often thirsty.

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The Cornish flag flies proudly over a bunch of slightly dodgy-looking cannons. Let’s hope we don’t have to repel invaders!

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Next time we’ll take a look at the view and then enter the house (where photography was allowed!).

Lydford Gorge

July 5, 2015 20 comments

Last week I went on a trip to Lydford Gorge, in Devon. Yes, I summoned up my courage and crossed the border! I took over 160 photos so I’ve chosen a few and put most of them into a slideshow, otherwise this would be a huge post.

Lydford Gorge

It has a “spectacular” waterfall. Niagara Falls, eat your heart out.

Lydford Gorge

One more, then we’ll slideshow the rest.

Lydford Gorge



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St Nectan’s Glen

June 28, 2015 30 comments

Here are the promised photos I took on my trip to St Nectan’s Glen. It’s not that far away, but the roads got smaller and smaller and there were lots of tractors, so it took a good while to get there.

First there was a pleasant walk along a little road.



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Cee’s Which Way Challenge 2015 Week 25

June 25, 2015 24 comments

I’ve not done this challenge before, but I went to St Nectan’s Glen a couple of days ago and it occurred to me that I have the perfect pictures. This is one of many fun challenges hosted by Cee, the goal being to take a photo featuring a path, road, bridge or whatever, in which it is the main focus.

I have many more photos of the actual glen, which I will post soon!




Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Heads or Facial Features

May 23, 2015 29 comments

Here is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s topic is “heads or facial features”, and even art or mannequins are fair game.

Therefore, I have lovingly recreated the “heads” scene from the iconic music video “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

Bohemian Rhapsody Teddies

I’m sure you’ll agree it’s hardly distinguishable from the original, except that Queen’s version featured more world-class musicians and fewer teddy bears :-). Which obviously don’t belong to me since I’m all growed up and such ;-).


More Flowers on Friday

May 22, 2015 18 comments

It’s dismal and misty outside, so to cheer things up here are some photos I took a couple of weeks ago in my Mum and Dad’s garden.

Mum and Dad Garden 1

Mum and Dad Garden 2

Mum and Dad Garden 3

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Liquids

May 17, 2015 14 comments

Here are some pictures for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s subject is “liquids”. Any liquid is fair game!

Coffee BW


Tap BW

Washing up bowl BW

Bedruthan Steps BW