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St. Michaels Mount and high tea

September 5, 2016

We definitely got our exercise in today. Although it was an overcast start to our day, the sun came out and we had glorious weather. Our first stop was St. Michaels Mount, the private home to James and Mary St Aubyn. When the tide is in, you take a boat ride to the Mount, and then at noon when the tide goes out, you walk back to the mainland on a really well-maintained road. e were the first in line when the ticket office opened and made the steep climb to the top. We toured the castle, then retraced our steps and walked back down. The walk was on uneven cobblestones, but we all made it up and back down with no casualties, and what a view we had. Unfortunately, the only view we had of the gardens was from above, as they are only open Friday and Saturday. Everyone was on their own to go at their own pace, and after walking down and back to the mainland there was time to explore the town and do lunch.

We got everyone back to the bus mid-afternoon and drove to Falmouth for high tea. The weather was so delightful that we were able to have it outdoors in the garden.It was a delightful treat with so many goodies to try. It was a quiet bus ride back to our hotel with a quiet night in. 

My new mantra is YOLO–you only live once, and we are making every moment count and making memories.  A great day.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mimi Seibel permalink
    September 5, 2016 2:40 pm

    What an incredible place! Your shots looking down on the gardens are wowser. So glad to be getting to share this with you guys! Thanks.

  2. September 6, 2016 12:42 pm

    So enjoy your wonderful photos and also your written descriptions. Thank you.

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