Tuesday, July 24, 2001


St. Michael's Mount
St. Ives

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Page 13


After spending a wonderful day visiting the Eden Project and exploring The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Christine drove us to Charleston to see the tall ships.
"Charlstown is the familiar TV location for Poldark and The Onedin Line.

The village was built in 1801 for the import of coal and export of China Clay; it remains an unspoilt port and retains its Georgian character. Called after Charles Rashleigh who began the development of the little fishing village by creating the harbour and widening its streets to allow for the wagons, which carried the china clay to the harbour.

Today the harbour provides a permanent berth for square-riggers. The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, is entered through tunnels which were used to convey the clay to the docks."

Afraid it was too hard to get good pictures of the tall ships.
They were close together and it was dark in their dock.
But, trust me, it was really cool seeing them in person!


Kids (8 to 10 years old) jumping of the harbor wall - fun past time!



Christine, you can never tease Lenny and me
about how much we're on our cell phones!

Not EVER!!!

Charleston had lots of really cute 200+ year old buildings.



Christine, Lenny and I picked a pub/restaurant to eat, 
but we left when they refused to serve us.  We went back to St. Ewes to a recommended pub and had one of our better meals.


St. Michael's Mount

We got up on Wednesday, July 25, had a wonderful breakfast at our B&B and set out towards our next stop-over - St. Ives.  At one point on our ride Lenny looked up towards the left (we were scheduled to head right) and said "Look at that over there!  Is that a castle?"  Christine made a swooping left turn and we headed to St. Michael's Mount
"In Cornwall this former Benedictine Priory and Castle is the jewel in Cornwall's crown. Home of the St Aubyn family for 300 years.  Separated from the town of Marazion and the mainland by a 500 yard long granite causeway, only reachable by boat when the tide is in."
So Christine says "We'll take the boat over and walk back.  I said, "Yeah, right!"  OK, she was right yet again!

I guess I didn't take any digital pictures at St. Michael's Mount.  Don't worry, one day I'll scan some photos to fix up this section!

On the walk back from the Mount, we checked out this
pile of rocks which is also unreachable when the tide is in.

One last shot of St. Michael's Mount from the pile of rocks

St. Ives

We were really excited about St. Ives!  We were scheduled to stay at a several hundred year old "haunted inn", the Skidden House Hotel. (Click to read its history and about its ghosts!)  The staff wasn't quite as friendly as our B&B's at first, but lightened up before we left.  The place was really cute though.  Although I don't REALLY believe in ghosts, I was worried enough about the ghosts to NOT stay awake alone!

I guess I didn't take any digital pictures at St. Ives either.  What was I thinking?  I'll scan photos for this part too!









Page  1 - Lenny and I Leave LAX - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 - 11:35AM
Page  2 - Hanging Out with David Near Hyde Park- Thursday, July 19
Page  3 - Finally at Christine's House! - Thursday, July 19 - Friday AM, July 20
Page  4 - Stonehenge - Friday, July 20
Page  5 - The Thorntons - Friday, July 20
Page  6 - Dartmouth - Friday, July 20
Page  7 - Start Point Lighthouse - Saturday, July 21
Page  8 - Dartmoor - Sunday, July 22
Page  9 - Whitecombe in Moor and Dartmeet - Sunday, July 22
Page 10 - Plymouth and Higher Kestle Farm - Monday, July 23
Page 11 - Mevegissey - Monday, July 23, 2001
Page 12 - The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Tuesday, July 24
Page 13 - Charleston, Tuesday, July 24 & St. Michael's Mount/St Ives-Wednesday, July 25
Page 14 - Private Tin Mine, Roman Ruins, Pendeen Lighthouse, 
              Geevor Tin Mine, Coastal Path - Thursday, July 26
Page 15 - Kieren and Thomas join us - Thursday, July 26
Page 16 - Tintagel, Lynmouth- Friday, July 27 and Exmoor - Saturday, July 28
Page 17 - Kieren and Thomas in Lynmouth - Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29
Page 18 - Ross-on-Wye Desserts, Ragolin Castle - Wales, Manchester, Gretna 
              Green Scotland and The Tattoo Bands Sunday, July 29 - Tuesday, July 31
Page 19 - Inside Edinburgh Castle - Wednesday, August 1
Page 20 - Perth, Loch Ness and Driving to the Lake District - Wednesday, August 1
Page 21 - The Lake District - Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4
Page 22 - Lake Windemere - Saturday, August 4; Manchester - Saturday, August 5
Page 23 - London Eye & Walking the Thames - Monday, August 6; Our Last Night in England 
              - Tuesday, August 7
Page 24 - Parting Shots (from the air) - Wednesday, August 8