So, now I start a new set of posts on our 10 days in England, from September 23-October 2. There will be no rhyme or reason to it...just what strikes my fancy for the time allotments I give myself each week. I may even post irregularly, just to get it done. HA!
Our main base while there was with Lisl and Michael in Bath, with whom we have myriad memories. But in between their bookends, we spent 4 days in Cornwall with other mutual friends, Pauline and Chris (like last year).
Today I start in Cornwall with the village called Roche, just 2+ miles from where Pauline and Chris live. Roche means "rock" in Norman-French and gets it's name from the outcropping of rock we went to visit that day.
OMG! You see the Roche Rock from the road, just sitting there, 20 meters high (66 ft).
At the top is a ruined chapel dedicated to St. Michael.
To get the lay of the land, this was where we walked to get there, just off the side of the road.
And then we walked around it, taking in its various faces.
When we discovered you could actually climb to the chapel, yup...up she went!
Not to be outdone, of course, I had to follow suit!
(Thanks to Pauline below who documented the veracity of the event, both up and down.)
But at least I was smart enough to not follow Astrid to the upper level,
where she was able to take in these breath-taking views.
Once at the first level, I wasn't too proud to admit my legs were shaky. HA!
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Once down off the Rock, we drove into the village to visit the parish church dedicated to St. Gomonda.
The 85 ft. tower is medieval, 15th century, but the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1822.
You know I always want these big views of the nave first.
And then come the details, the impressions.
The cushions in particular keep my interest in the English churches/cathedrals, large and small.
But what Pauline most wanted us to see was the "pulled tongue" on the ceiling (bottom-center).
Can you imagine that up there in the middle of a church service, staring down at you???
Short and sweet, Roche...the Rock and the Church.
But what a memory to start off with, right?!