I would have thought most boys (and girls) like castles and especially the tales of King Arthur...of course Henry was no exception and couldn't wait to go to Tintagel Castle to explore. We had a great day for it fortunately, lovely blue sky, just perfect. The climb up to the castle though looked rather daunting!
Fortunately for Henry he had a pack horse to give him a ride up the goodness knows how many step steps!
It felt like I had lead in my boots, the climb was so steep. Look at that cheeky fellow poking his nose out! Henry had the easy option.
Once up there he couldn't wait to get out of the back pack and have a run around, climbing rocks and of course...
posing for photographs!
Peeking through gaps in the walls
Taking in the sea views of course.
The island courtyard entrance
Coming through the gate entrance...
Exploring the Island.
Look we must be careful!
The cliffs are steep indeed!
Having a rest from all the walking.
Scaring Henry by standing on the edge of the cliff.
Come away he shouts!
The long walk down...
Not necessarily easier, as in some places the steps are very deep...
More rock climbing...this time down at the beach.
Henry is delighted to have found Merlin's Cave and can't wait to explore it.
Come on, lets go in!
Looking all the way through
Looking back out the entrance.
Wow, lots of different types of seaweed...
Just look at this one it is like a flower or sponge...
Fabulous fast flowing waterfall. Henry stares at it in awe.
More seaweed, this time the sort that you can 'pop' and water squirts out...
After fully exploring the castle and beach we headed back up to the village of Tintagel and had an enjoyable walk round (as ever more photos over here.)
Tintagel Old Post Office.
Just look at that amazing roof line.
A lovely interesting building to look through.
Beautiful, restful gardens out the back.
A lovely end to a fabulous day which we all enjoyed.