Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lynmouth and St. Michael's Mount, England


Lynmouth is along the Exmoor coast in Devon, England. It is a beautiful village surrounded by high cliffs.


Exmoor National Park - the countryside above Lynmouth.


Lynmouth and the River Lyn


Lynmouth harbor at low tide


Rhenish Tower on the harbor wall in Lynmouth.



















St. Michael's Mount - an island in Mount's Bay connected to the mainland by a causeway that is exposed at low tide. The island has a small village at sea level and a castle on the summit that was originally built in the 12th century.


Looking toward Penzance.


Looking out at St Michael's Mount at high tide.


Cobbled pathway that leads up to the castle.


Looking up at the castle entrance.


Looking back toward the mainland from the summit of the island.


Looking out at Mount's Bay from above the gun batteries.

















Looking down on the garden terraces surrounding the castle.


Outdoor terrace area.


Part of the wall surrounding the castle.


A long passage way within the castle.

The main dinning room.


The Library. The outdoor gardens were closed for the year, so they brought garden displays into the castle. They were in every room.


Another garden display in a window nook.


The church, dedicated to St. Michael, was built in the 14th century.


The harbor at low tide.


The causeway - Heading back to the mainland.





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