|One of these holes is said to have been Merlin's cave|
The climb to the top of the site was incredible.
|The bridge is just the midway point|
There's an interesting mix of artifacts along the climb. The first is this 19th century door at the top of the steep set of steps that leads to some of the castle ruins.
|A doorway to heaven?|
And this is what we found as we walked through the door.
|The jagged slate adds to the beauty|
And as we climbed higher, everywhere we turned yielded breathtaking views.
|More of the stunning views|
|I love the moss inside the cave|
|This bird didn't fly away, no matter how close I got to him|
And finally we reached this impressive statue of King Arthur at the tip of The Island.
|King Arthur stands guard|
We descended the first major set of steps to reach the bridge again. Across the bridge and up another set of steep steps, we found more castle ruins.
|The Fitbit registered 54 flights today|
One more set of steps yielded these views.
|This is the Mainland Courtyard|
|Looking through one of the courtyard windows|
I do not know how anything could top today, but we're pretty sure that the next phase of our tour--the garden visits--will provide us some inspiring sights, too.