St Michael’s Way – Lelant Saltings to Carbis Bay – walk one 3 miles

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Sea mist was rolling in from the the north coast of Cornwall today and it accompanied us throughout our walk along the Cornish Coastal Path throughout the day. I was happy and so relieved that the clear blue skies and ‘normal’ views were to be shrouded in this wonderful atmospheric veil.

You can see the flowering Blackthorn in the middle distance which is in full bloom now, spring is here in the far west.

St Michaels Way is a pilgrimage coast to coast walk 12.5 miles from Lelant Saltings to St Michaels Mount which was thought to have been used by pilgrims, missionaries and travellers, especially those from Ireland and Wales, to avoid crossing the treacherous waters around Land’s End.

Throughout Europe there is a network of pilgrim routes which lead to one of the three most important places of Christian pilgrimage in the world – the Cathedral of St James in Santiago de Compostela, North West Spain.  The St Michael’s Way Trail is one of these routes.

I intend to walk St Michaels Way in several stages mainly because I spend  far tooo long taking photographs and also have no need to hurry!

 

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