8th July 2013 St Michael’s Mount

As we’re National Trust members we made the journey to Marazion to visit St. Michael’s Mount.  To non-members it costs between £7 and £10 per adult, with various concession prices available.  The car parking is well organised (you do have to pay around £3 per car, more for larger vehicles) and there is also parking for motorhomes. 

You do need to be agile to visit the Mount as the pathway all around and leading up to it is very uneven. Some poor unfortunate was sat on the floor with their ankle in the air, surrounded in something akin to bubble wrap!

The weather was glorious and the sun came out to play, but we were prepared.  Dean had loaded the cool bag with ice packs and we had about four litres of water chilling during the day.  We polished it all off and it kept us cool and calm. 

It is a lovely walk through the castle grounds, sadly the gardens were closed as they try and protect them at the height of the season.  You can see where the ‘giant’ came to his sticky end and if you look closely you may see his heart…

There is an old dairy in the grounds, sited to take advantage of the shade in medieval times.  Once you get into the Castle (which is still lived in by the St Aubyn family) you are able to wander around many of the rooms, including the Garrison room where you can see very old rifles, muskets and knives.

The place is definitely worth a visit and as with all National Trust places, it has been very well maintained and still retains a traditional vibe about it.

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About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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