But then, after all of those miles and tacking on 10 white-knuckled miles on single-track roads, we arrived at our cottage in Cornwall, and things started looking up.
|The entrance to our Cornish cottage|
|A peek inside the door|
After a good night's sleep, we headed out this morning to St. Michael's Mount. We rode a boat across to the island since we arrived before the tide had gone out.
|The castle at St. Michael's Mount|
We hiked up the mount for a tour of the castle and the gardens. Everything was pretty spectacular.
|The view below from the castle|
|The causeway started to emerge as we walked around the castle|
Stepping into the garden space gave us some incredible views, including a cemetery hidden behind a wall.
|It looks like the salty air has given these tombstones texture|
We saw some members of the garden staff rappelling from a position on the steep face of the garden. It was the only way that they could reach some of the Agave plants.
|Much of the garden was more beautiful to view from above|
When we were ready to head back, the causeway had finally revealed itself and a gorgeous, mossy landscape.
|We joined the throngs of people walking across the causeway|
|The walk was one of the best parts of the day|
|It was like another world|
We don't really know what we're doing tomorrow, but with so many options, we're feeling pretty optimistic.