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St Michael's Mount:
On the Island

There is more than one way to reach the Mount. In inclement weather or during the Winter, Mount residents and staff can access the mainland by the amphibious Duck kept on the Mount. This is an amphibious vehicle - both a car (of sorts!) registered for road use, and a boat. An interesting commute!

St Michael's Mount duck
The "St Michael" Duck

St Michael's Mount duck
...which simply drives in to the sea

St Michael's Mount duck
...and across the choppy waters!

St Michael's Mount duck
The "St Michael" ashore on the Mount.

St Michael's Mount crossing
Crossing to the Mount on an overcast Autumn day - the tide is just receding off the causeway.

St Michael's Mount crossing
Chasing the receding waters - not so good the other way round!

St Michael's Mount harbour
Looking back at the causeway from the sanctuary of the Mount harbour.

St Michael's Mount gatehouse
The Gatehouse at the head of the harbour and causeway, and the entrance to the Castle

St Michael's Mount harbour
The Mount harbour looking across at the mainland west of Marazion

St Michael's Mount harbour boats
Harbour boats

St Michael's Mount harbourside
Harbour-side on the Mount and seasonal repairs underway

St Michael's Mount harbourside
Harbour and Castle

St Michael's Mount mural
The St Michael's Mount Mural on the end othe cottages near the Gatehouse

St Michael's Mount train
The Mount also has its own narrow gauge railway!
A service tramway installed in the 1860s to haul goods to the castle at the top - saving a lot of back-ache!

St Michael's Mount train
The train, or carriage trunk, on its cable.

St Michael's Mount causeway repairs
The causeway is subject to continual attack by the sea, and often needs repair in the Autumn and Winter

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