Friday, 12 September 2008

This blog is not dead....

Okay, finally, we were all back still intact from our holiday. I can't update the blog because there is no internet connection, so bear with me. I promise loads of beautiful picture awaits you. This picture does not look like typical british weather at all, yet, it was real, not a GIMP effect. The sky is blue, the weather has been great (praise the lord!) and here it is, Cornwall welcome us...!!!
We took dozens of picture, so stay tune on this space, we'll update as soon as possible.Our first stop is this beautiful village of st. michaels mount. It was quite a windy day, but I suppose that what's blew all the clouds away.This is Josiah's first beach visit. He was soon busied himself with shovel and bucket.Few children are attending sailing class, how cool is that?Josiah took a break from his digging and walking around the coast.But not for long, as he go back and continue on... more digging to do. He didn't build any sand castle or anything meaningful. I think he is just like... digging... that's it.Other bunch of kids who went for horse ridding on the beach. I can truly say the lifestyle here feels so much different. I almost feel like being overseas! While people in Northants go to park, or riding bicycle, people here go to beach, went sailing and riding horses. St Michael's Mount Cornish: Carrack Looz en Cooz) is a lofty pyramidal tidal island, exhibiting a curious combination of slate and granite, rising 400 yards (366 m) from the shore of Mount's Bay, situated in Penwith in west Cornwall, United Kingdom, in the extreme south western peninsula of the island of Great Britain. It is united with Marazion by a man-made causeway, passable only at mid to low tide, comprised of granite setts.Its Cornish language name — literally, "the grey rock in the wood" — may represent a folk memory of a time before Mount's Bay was flooded. Certainly, the Cornish name would be an accurate description of the Mount set in woodland. Remains of trees have been seen at low tides following storms on the beach at Perranuthnoe. The Cornish legend of Lyonesse, an ancient kingdom said to have extended from Penwith toward the Isles of Scilly, also talks of land being inundated by the sea.

Historically, St Michael's Mount was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France.St Michael's Mount is known colloquially by locals as simply the Mount.The chapel is extra-diocesan, and the castle is the official residence of Lord St Levan. Many relics, chiefly armour and antique furniture, are preserved in the castle. The chapel of St Michael, a fifteenth century building, has an embattled tower, in one angle of which is a small turret, which served for the guidance of ships. Chapel Rock, on the beach, marks the site of a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary, where pilgrims paused to worship before ascending the Mount. A few houses are built on the hillside facing Marazion, and a spring supplies them with water. The harbour, widened in 1823 to allow vessels of 500 tons to enter, has a pier dating from the fifteenth century and subsequently enlarged and restored.St Michael's Mount is still owned by the St Aubyn family, but visitor access is controlled by the National Trust.
Tomorrow, I'll post a place called... Land's end :-)

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