This is the third to last post about the day at St Michael’s Mount, and the ninth in my series about my summer visit to Cornwall. The next post will be all about the vast collection of antique maps that are on show here, and then a final post about the last stages of the day. I then have the journey home to cover to complete the series.
THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMIT
At the end of the previous post in this series were about to head indoors for the second time in our exploration of St Michael’s Mount…
At this point we entered the map room. As an appetiser for the next post I offer one picture from there…
After the maps came a display featuring large amounts of weaponry…
That ended the indoor stuff until lunch time.
The descent takes past an emplacement of mini-cannons which are of French Revolutionary origin…
Just beyond this I encountered a Red Admiral butterfly:
Not long after this we could see our next destination, where we would be having lunch.
3 thoughts on “A Grockle’s Eye View of Cornwall 9: The Top of St Michael’s Mount and the Descent”
That cannon is really cool! 😃
Thank you – it is quite interesting – presumably these got to Cornwall by way of a ‘privateer’ (i.e. government sponsored pirate ship), since I can;t see the French giving them willingly!
Hahaha! To the English? I can’t see the French giving them anything. Maybe it was even from Lafitte or Blackbeard. 😃