Giants and Saints of St. Michael’s Mount

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  1. Wow, absolutely beautiful pictures. I do have to make one correction though. After being stuck watching tv with the little ones, I have it on the good authority of Walt Disney that a Mickey Mouse was the giant slayer. 😛

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    1. Oh no no, the Cornishman/woman shall take grave insult to being placed second to Mr. Disney. They shall whisk you to Arthur’s Round Table to prove their point, (if you do not mind a bit of time travel and leaving Mickey behind).

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      1. I will gladly trade Mickey for some time travel! Hmmm, I am now concocting a plan to challenge the Cornish people in history, and in my inevitable loss, I win an all expenses paid trip. My only request that I can keep in touch with the family–they had Skype back in the 500s, right??

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      2. Ha! I guess it is asking a lot (especially as it must have still been regular dial-up back then). 😛 I think the boys would be glad for a little trip into beautiful countryside. Give them some space to run and life is good. Throw in swords and knights, and they might mistake it for heaven.

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      3. You will get plenty of those in Cornwall. In Tintagel, which is where Arthur’s castle is ;), you get swords and all kinds of arms aplenty that can only appeal to little boys. While their mother and father down neat proportions of mead and watch the sons battle away. The flaming evening sun in the backdrop…are you there yet?

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  2. I have read about that causeway. Tourists who are not mindful of the tidal charts are caught and swept out to sea. Not unlike WhiteRock, British Columbia along the American border. You can walk for many kilometres on the ocean bed, searching for jellyfish, when the tide is out – just don’t get caught when it insidiously sneaks back in 🙂

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      1. She almost went to Falmouth for her Fine Arts degree (went to Liverpool instead) but is threatening to do a Masters in Cornwall to make up for it … watch this space ?

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  3. Well I’ve never been to Cornwall, and didn’t really have any desire to go, but I think I rather fancy a trip there now. Thank you so much for this beautifully illustrated and interesting guide. I have been to Mont Saint Michel in France a few times but it was never quiet! Teamed with tourists snaking their way up the narrow streets lined with gift shops from what I remember! I found it more magical from the other side of the causeway!!

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    1. Ah, it often so happens that what we fancy turns out to be a disappointment as/when we get there. I am happy to say it was not so the case with Mont Saint Michel’s sister in Cornwall. The island is quiet and will do things for your imagination. If you do end up visiting Cornwall, you will pat yourself on the back.

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  4. I was sitting around enjoying the photos of this charming place, and then you show a huge photo of a tower of onion rings! I’m having breakfast right now, but now I want onion rings. To be specific, the onion rings in your photo 😛

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    1. Thank you Miriam 🙂 He is. Isn’t he darned cute? Our dog, Tuktuk, used to be the same. He used to sit in a balcony for hours and watch life unfold beneath him, and once in a while, his ears used to perk up – then he would tilt his head curiously in the adorable way that most labradors have. I used to love watching him watch the world.

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  5. I definitely hate tourist traps and it’s nice to know that this isn’t one of them. The photo of the path leading to the island is perfect for giving us the feel of standing in that spot. Also, I don’t know which I like more: the onion rings or the photo itself. That image needs to be in a food magazine somewhere! Thanks for another beautiful post.

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  6. So beautiful place. It seems like you cought the right time when there weren’t so many tourists!
    But am I the only one who is not that into those onion rings? 😀

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    1. Why thank you, Annika! I use my regular phone camera. It is Samsung’s S7 Edge. Then I do tinker a bit here and there (Instagram and VSCO) but I sometimes do leave the photo alone too.

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  7. This caught my attention. Mont Saint Michel has been on my list since I was a little girl and saw a photo in National Geographic (I think I have used this line many times, but it’s so true). It really does look like something out of a fairytale. Great photos.

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    1. It is okay to use a line one too many times. It just emphasises our feelings and I hope you get to Mont Saint Michel soon! Though a blogger who commented on this post earlier noted that it can be quite crowded. The good thing about St. Michael’s Mount is that it is quite deserted unless you get there in June when a few tourists would make their way across to the island. And thank you 🙂

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      1. I’d lie if I said that doesn’t sound lovely, however a night swinging in my hammock with the sounds of nightlife sounds about as lovely and much more within my budget.

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      2. I’d rather not be accompanied by bloodsucking gnats, you see, so preparation is key. You will see me treading such ground only with war paint on and armed with bug spray in each hand

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