Botallack Mines, St. Just, Cornwall

I was told by all the brochures that a lovely spot to go just out of Penzance was a village called Mousehole. So I decided to catch the bus there, rather than a train to St. Ives, an unfortunate decision because, though Mousehole was cute, I’d just spent three days in Port Isaac, so a fishing village wasn’t new to me.  I ended up running out of time to see St. Ives, which I’m now devastated about.

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St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

One of the main reasons I stayed in Penzance while in Cornwall last year,  was to walk the causeway across Mount’s Bay to St. Michael’s Mount. I’d seen photo after photo of it, rising from the water like a fairytale castle from a story book.

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