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It just might be a stay-home August

Sunday, July 19, 2020

This morning I went to a beautiful local National Trust property - St Michael's Mount (if you follow my blogs you'll have seen/heard about it before). I set off from home at 8.30 am for a one-hour walk to get there.

At Marazion the car parks were filling up already.................... the holiday-makers are all here in force.

It was nice to go round the gardens again - but it wasn't relaxing because there were too many people. I won't be going there again until after the summer holidays. When I did the return walk, the car park was 'FULL' and the overflow car-park was almost full - cars were parked all along the approach roads too. Totally rammed like a typical high-season Sunday.

I wore my mask the whole time. I saw two other people wearing masks - they were Japanese. There were loads of cyclists out - and I counted two of them wearing masks.

Walking home I decided to walk along the main road, instead of the coastal footpath, as the footpath was so busy. It was the right decision - only met a few local people.

My friend's son is a gardener on the Mount - he said they had moved from 200 people a day, to 800 people a day now that holiday accommodation is open. He said "If I were you, I'd wait until September to come back" and promised to send me photos of the garden, via his mum.

I guess that's the downside of living by the seaside - a place where people come on holiday. I reckon I'll have a stay-home August pretty much.

I didn't take photos of the crowded places - just a couple of nice views.

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