It’s been a while since we last checked in with Paddy and Plunkett, hasn’t it? If memory serves, last time we watched them clamber into a nearby knitting bag…
… In the hope that it would whisk them off on an exciting new adventure. Well, it looks like their patience has finally paid off!
“That’s some view, Plunkett! Where exactly are we?”
Fortunately, Plunkett has read the travel guide.
“It’s St Michael’s Mount, Paddy. Look, we’re here…”
“Ohhhh, okaaaaay! Hey, is that a castle up there on the hill?”
“It certainly is! And the same family has been living in it for nearly 400 years. The original castle dates back to the 12th century, but some extra architectural bits and bobs were tacked on in the 17th and 18th centuries. Before that, the island was the site of a monastery, possibly from as early as the 8th century.”
“Wow, so this is OLD! Can we go in for a closer look?”
“Yes… Luckily the tide is out, so we can toddle across this beautiful man-made causeway. Or maybe hitch a lift from one of these nice people…”
“Hang on, what do you mean ‘luckily, the tide is out’? What if the tide’s in?”
“Well, St Michael’s Mount is an island at high tide, so the causeway would be underwater.”
“And we’d be swimming over!”
“Ah. Better off this way, so.”
Paddy was even more impressed with the castle at close quarters.
“This looks like my kind of place, Plunkett! Do you reckon they would like to adopt a little woolly monster?”
But Plunkett was lost in his own thoughts. He felt the nice, warm breeze on his face, and noticed the tropical plants that grow outdoors here all year round.
“Hmmmm… Or maybe they’d like to adopt TWO little woolly monsters!”
Join us again next week, when Paddy and Plunkett will be exploring St Michael’s Mount a little more… And maybe making plans to move in!