Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tintagel


Tom took us the back roads to Tintagel














13th century castle ruins; Earl Richard, Henry III's brother,
who built the castle, had a fine sense of location and view,
but little of defense. Most people regard it as a vanity castle,
an attempt to associate with the Arthur legends. Of course,
there is no real connection between this castle or location
with Arthur. There's nothing much substantive about
Arthur at all, but we won't let that get in the way of a good
story.









Coast looking east














West

Summit, end, of the island

More castle ruins

More violent coast

Vicki at Tintagel


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