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ximeria ([personal profile] ximeria) wrote2017-07-14 04:04 pm

Photos so far from the trips to Cornwall

Heading south after stopping for the night in Crewe, we decided to deviate from our course towards Cornwall and Devon. The detour? Stonehenge - because we both have it on the list of places we'd like to actually see for real.

So, Saturday morning we set out and we hit it in the middle of heat of the day - early afternoon. Waiting in line was a killer - sweat dripping and nothing to block off the sun. Well worth it though ;) - We took turns to leave the queue for the tickets to stand in the shade and breeze at the building. Included in the ticket is thankfully a short bus trip up to Stonehenge itself. And oddly enough, because they don't allow people too close, due to the layout, I managed to get pictures without people in it.

Stonehenge July 7th 2017

Stonehenge July 7th 2017

Stonehenge July 7th 2017

Stonehenge July 7th 2017

Stonehenge July 7th 2017

Stonehenge July 7th 2017

Stonehenge July 7th 2017
Feeling watched much?

Stonehenge July 7th 2017

You'd have thought that Sunday, we'd relax a bit, but we shopped in the morning and decided to head out to Tintagel in the afternoon XD - because apparently we don't know how to slow down until we're on the ground gasping for air.

Tintagel
We went down to the beach bit to enter Merlin's cave and there was a waterfall - where this photo is taken from was sandy beach - when we came past around two hours later, there was no way anyone could have stood in that place - the tide was most definitely coming in (I'm glad we managed the cave before this, because it'd be under water by the time the tide was at its highest.

Tintagel

Tintagel
This was another warning that where we were standing would normally be under the water - even if it looked like it wouldn't happen - yeah - it WAS under water when we came past again.

Merlin's Cave at Tintagel
Inside Merlin's Cave

Merlin's Cave at Tintagel
The cave actually goes all the way through and you kind of have to keep track of the tide - with good reason.

Tintagel
A heck of a trek up uneven stone steps, but well worth it. Up here are the remains of the castle and connected buildings. Tintagel was built halfway on the mainland and halfway on a jagged headland in the sea off the coast of Cornwall. The castle whose ruins are on the headland is from early 1200s.

Tintagel

Tintagel

Tintagel

Tintagel
The view is breathtaking, though :D

Tintagel

Tintagel
The tide wasn't even all the way in at this point, but Merlin's cave is inaccessible at this point. And if anyone were to try, they'd be more than stupid. The tide would continue to come in at least for another hour at this point.

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