On the last day of our seaside ‘mini-break’, we visited the town of Marazion for fish and chips.
Marazion has something that I consider rare in the UK: a real sandy beach.
These kids were riding on a stream that emptied in the ocean. I was bit concerned. There was a distinct smell of sewage about that stream. Either the stream was fed by geologically active groundwaters (doubtful) or it was carrying the outflow of some kind of water treatment plant (more likely).
There must have once been volcanic activity in the area, though. There was slate and granite everywhere.
Besides fish and chips, the other reason we came to Marazion was to see St Michael’s Mount. The Mount is its own parish with residents. The population peaked at 300 in the 1800s. Its castle is the official residence of Lord St Levan. He doesn’t live there anymore but his nephew supposedly does.
When we arrived at the beach, we saw people being ferried to and from the island on small motorised boats.
Some, though, came in on their own paddle power.
Around half an hour after we arrived, I spotted someone in the water, seemingly wading towards St Michael’s Mount!
It turns out that there is a man made causeway to the Mount, which can be crossed at mid to low tide.
Soon there was a highway of foot traffic between Marazion and the Mount.