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Come Stroll around the Gardens on The Mount....

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We went up so we had to come back down, no point in showing you the same route is there. On leaving the castle we made our way back down over the rocks, very carefully I must add, to the cobbled pathway, down through the trees and then turned right at the Pilgrims Steps… As I said in the previous blog they were designed to look good whether one is looking down from the castle, wandering amongst them or right down the bottom gazing upwards..


Up and over the grass wandering amongst the rocks as we make our way around towards the gardens..


Then follow the wall, stopping every few mins taking the photo’s of the plants growing amongst the stones and wishing I could fit a few of those stones in my bag..


Notice the protection bedded into the grass…


Gardeners have been busy along here setting out some new plants..
As you can see we are now climbing upwards again but so much easier this side of the castle, the pathway twists and turns and as you meander along you don’t notice the climbing so much, too many plants to drool over. Lol…
Oh look!! Wonders will never cease, I’ve nearly caught up with my daughter.
"Hi Sherryl, what you doing up there?
to which she replied.
“Waiting for some silly woman to shift so’s I can take my photo” ……She is so rude to her dear ole Mum ….

Looking upwards they seem to be growing out of the rockface itself….


As you can see its getting a bit trickier now, some of these steps weren’t designed for people with little legs, guess they still believed in giants in the Victorian times…LOL

Long way down there isn’t it…


Phew!!!!!!!!!!
Well we made it folks and I think its grand..

Now I’m going to park myself up near the railings, admire the view for a while whilst you make a cuppa, then I’ll meet you down at the bottom in a wee while..

Looking down towards the harbour I guess we are taking the boat back to the mainland…


Typical, we arrived at the harbour just as the boat left ..

Never mind, was only about 20mins to wait for the next one..


So its goodbye to St Michaels Mount ……….

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Fantastic blog Sue :)

4 Sep, 2014

 

Wonderful - thanks!

4 Sep, 2014

 

What a great place,Sue..you could spend more than a day there,I'm sure..Love all the stonework,and the layouts of plants..and what a good idea to have grass protectors..all thos feet trampling over,wouldn't be good..Is that the only way down,or is there an easier route? not sure if I could do that,as much as i would want to ..thanks for another lovely blog and photo's ..:o)

4 Sep, 2014

 

Absolutly amazing !
gardening on a wind swept rock....

in one of the photos is an osteospermum and a funny spiral spiky plant, wonder what it is......

thanks so much for a virtual tour
wonderful photos and words
As if I was there......You must have been tired and happy 😊

4 Sep, 2014

 

What a beautiful place. Glad you had a good time. Oh and your daughter is saying exactly the kind of thing I have to say to my mum :)

4 Sep, 2014

 

What an amazing garden...what is that incredible spiral succulent growing in the wall? Brilliant. There is nothing English whatsoever about that garden, it looks like it has been transported straight from the Canary Islands! Fantastic. I must go there some day. It is on my bucket list now ...probably the same trip as The Isles of Scilly!

4 Sep, 2014

 

Amazing how these structures were built. To me, it looks like the only way some of the stones could be set on that castle would be by helicopter crane and yet they did it all by animal and man power.

5 Sep, 2014

 

Enjoyed this Blog as much as the first one. Thanks for sharing your visit with us. Must put this place on my bucket list.

5 Sep, 2014

 

Great

5 Sep, 2014

 

It really is a great day out, I have absolutely no idea if there is any easier route, don't think there is, didn't see any signs for any different routes, I read in a book that there is a tramway somewhere to use to transport things up to the castle but couldn't see any signs of it..I was quite taken with the spiral plant as well, wish my succulents could look like them...

5 Sep, 2014

 

this is a very beautiful place, thanks for sharing it to us, :-)))

9 Oct, 2014

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