Thursday, 1 June 2017
St Michael's Mount - the photos should speak for themselves.
My interest in growing succulents has taken off after seeing this garden.... amazing, just amazing.
On a personal note, this visit was so fantastic, walking across the causeway at low tide and clambering like mountain goats over the cliff side gardens were dreams come true - really one off the bucket list. As I grew up, my parents had a picture up on the wall in the "front room" in the early years (and in the hall in later years) of this place. So simply, I'd always wanted to go there. And now I have. On a glorious sunny day too.
The funny thing is, now I have.....it turns out the picture was actually Mont St. Michel. In France.... so I feel another trip coming on.
After a busy morning setting the house straight (don't you feel the need to leave everything tidy before going away?) and walking the dogs we were off! We try to get away for a few days each month and we tend to follow the same pattern each time.
I really enjoy driving, full of excitement in anticipation of the break from routine. Windows down, music on. Although I do prefer the old A303 to the motorways. I drove all the way down past Salisbury - and then Alan took over to just beyond Exeter.
The sky was blue and the day was getting warmer the further south we drove. We are so very lucky to have family who live down in Cornwall so we are frequent flyers. My sister-in-law says we should collect reward stamps as we're down so often! I drove on down through Cornwall to a village just shy of Truro, so quite a way down. Just 15 minutes drive from the south coast, Probus is inland but so, so convenient for touring the south west. About 5 hours door to door, and this is what awaits.
|"I knew you were coming, so I baked a cake"|
|G & T in the garden, so refreshing after a long drive|
|Three tiered garden|
|The girls - three hens|
|Nelly (black) and her daughter Betty (brown)|
|The field at the bottom of their garden|
|Crab in Oyster and Chilli Sauce|
Part 2, St Michael's Mount and the Minack Theatre tomorrow