I could gaze at this view until the cows come home. Ah, here they are….
The cattle are walking along the side of Trink Hill in the direction towards Brunnion: we believe the rock projecting from the top of the hill to be the 12 O’Clock Stone, which is supposed to be a logan or rocking stone. However, it can only be rocked at midnight. Apparently. I haven’t yet had the energy to wander out at midnight to try it out.
Wheal Alice – Another View
From the lane between Trink and Brunnion.
St Michael’s Mount from Trencrom Hill
It looks as if it’s just over a couple of fields, but that’s just the way the land lies. It’s certainly walkable, though: the 12.5 mile St. Michael’s Way starts from Lelant and goes via Knill’s Steeple (on Worvas Hill) and round Trencrom Hill to Marazion via Ludgvan, either over Marazion marshes or via Gulval. I hear good things of the food at the Coldstreamer in Gulval, but the marshes offer an important bird sanctuary managed by the RSPB. The St. Michael’s Way is part of the network of pilgrim routes leading to Santiago de Compostela.
Trencrom is approximately halfway, so it’s about six miles to Marazion, not counting the walk back down the hill to the car park.
I’m not altogether sure why my wife bought me that particular sign for the entrance to the inner sanctum. Admittedly, the studio did double as my office at that time, and maybe I did get a little stressed from time to time… I’m not sure why she borrowed my camera to take this picture, either, but I’ll only be accused of being grumpy if I raise the question.
Speaking of that camera…