Woke up early and since the
day promised to be nice and bright we decided to go to Tintagel Castle
Drove into Tintagel Town,
which was a big tourist town, built around the castle
Parked in a spot just beside a
nice fudge/ice-cream shop and chippy
Had fish and chips for lunch,
very good meal
Andy's teacake container went
flying out the window and then proceeded to circle around just outside
the car throughout the entire meal
After lunch I walked down to
the castle entrance and purchased my ticket and a bottle of water.
Proceeded to walk along a cliff edge to go down to the beach beside
the castle and was amazed with the waterfalls.
Crossed the beach to the
stairs that lead up to the castle only to find they were closed off so
had to go back to the very precarious and slippery path I used to come
Afterwards I followed the
steep winding path that leads up to the main castle entrance.
Went down a very steep set of
stairs that led to the island side of the castle then had to climb
another very steep and uneven set of stairs to get back up to the top
of the island where the second part of the castle was. The worst part
about this set of stairs is that it had an overhanging ledge, which
forced you to the outside/cliff side of the path. Thank goodness there
was a railing
At the top of the stairs is a
Walked around the top of the
grounds and took lots of photos of the entire area around the castle.
I even found myself getting really close to the edge of these enormous
cliffs and as I walked to the other side of the ledges I was on I
realised these were simple pieces of rocks sticking out of cliff
face! At this point I had to ask myself "what in the world were you
thinking being out there?"
Lots of photos of wild
After wandering around
Tintagel Island for a while I found myself back at the staircase
leading back to the mainland. At which point I wasn't too keen on
going back up the first set of stairs I needed to climb due to
construction going on at the junction between the two staircases, the
path down to the beach and the path to the main tourist shop at the
bottom of the hill leading to the castle grounds, which also had a
land rover service that cost �1.50 per person to bring you back up to
However since I was at the top
of the castle there was a gently sloping path that lead from the
mainland part of the castle to about halfway back up the main hill
leading into town so I decided to take what seemed to be the easier
path rather then going all the way back down to the tourist shop to
await the land rover. I had forgotten how steep the hill leading down
to the path really was.
At the top of the hill I
stopped off at a bookstore to see if they had any really nice
souvenirs and water but they didn't really have anything that called
out to me. I made my way back to the car and Andy who was waiting
there and nearly stumbled up the last three steps before getting to
the car. He informed me that the shop right next to the car had some
really good ice cream, which seemed like a really good idea to me
After I got back to the car
Andy informed me that Bob had called him and invited us over for a
visit to which I immediately replied 'Not today' before Andy had a
chance to finish telling me the rest of the message. I guess that wasn't what he was expecting because he immediately went quiet to
which I realised that he had already made arrangements with Bob and
had programmed Bob's address into the sat-nav as our next destination
Drove to Bob's and took a
different route to get back then the way we went.
Got very close to bob's place
before I called for the final set of directions to which he said he
would meet us there.
Had a nice visit with bob and
marvelled at his tank.
Agreed to go back sometime
next week to take photos of his fish.
Went into Truro to pick up a
few more groceries that we had run out of
Came back home exhausted after a nice visit