The village has recovered well and it was a thriving little tourist village on the day of our visit. We enjoyed Cornish ice cream. Euan had 'Charlie Chocolate' Flavour, Mom and I were more adventurous with 'Lavender and Honey' Flavour. Dad stuck with good old 'Rum and Raisin'. Euan and I visited the Witchcraft Museum. We enjoyed looking at the Mandrake roots and strange artifacts. It was interesting to learn about the history of the persecution of 'Witches' and to read accounts of witchcraft trials. Much of the museum was destroyed in the flood, but 90% of the artifacts were saved.
As I start back to work tomorrow after a Summer of adventures, I have decided to make this a bumper post and share my holiday snaps. I have one more visit I would like to share with you. In a previous post I talked about the Grave of King Arthur at Glastonbury Abbey. This was a visit to discover the place of King Arthur's Birth, Tintagel Castle. We parked the car in 'King Arthur's Car park, walk past King Arthur's tea shops and gift shops and started a steep decent down a hill past some classic Cornish views.
English Heritage own the site at Tintagel. Which has a Website here. This is one of the sites that is said to be Camelot Castle, home of King Uther Pendragon, King Arthur's Father. Many pilgrims visit the site and attempt to search out the truth. I am not sure I discovered the truth, but if I thought climbing Glastonbury Tor was hard work this place made it look like small fry! When you had climbed down the steep hill, you had by my definition a massive climb up to the Castle. I saw about half the site and was more than happy to leave it at that! Besides they have a Facebook page Here I can learn more from that! Poor Euan seems to have inherited my Vertigo and got quite upset, he refused to go any further and was only happy on flat, solid ground away from the edge! Even the beautiful view of 'Merlin's Cave' didn't wash with him.
I think it is about now I end my story of Summer holidays and Adventure, I have my work bag to sort and my shoes to clean for tomorrow. The boys are back to school on Wednesday. It is sad, but in a strange kind of way I can settle down, back into routine and have a bit of a rest! Bob the budgie and the chickens are glad to have us back. I may even squeeze in some craft time again.