Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday 23rd June 2016....a huge day in Britain!!!

Voting day in Britain and it is expected to be a close result...which should be in my noon tomorrow so stay tuned!!





EU referendum poll tracker: The latest odds and what will the exit poll show?



Eu referendum poll tracker results



As the country prepares for the crucial vote on its future in, or out, of the European Union, polls suggest the debate is neck-and-neck.
Today, the final poll of the campaign shows a narrow lead for the Remain camp, according to the Evening Standard.
The Ipsos MORI survey shows 52 per cent wanting to stay in the European Union, against 48 per cent for a Brexit.
Watch live: voters go to the polls for the EU referendumPlay!Live
Fieldwork for Ipsos MORI’s survey of 1,592 people was carried out until 9pm last night, with the results still so close to be well within the margin of error. 
Will there be an exit poll?
Technically, no. An exit poll is conducted on a large scale outside polling stations but broadcasters have no way of knowing how accurate an exit poll would be as the last result they have to compare it to is the 1974 referendum. However, pollsters YouGov will be running an on-the-day poll on June 23, the results of which will be announced at 10pm, once voting has closed. 
This will be our last indication of which way the vote has swung until results are announced - although, due to inconsistencies in individual polls, no one poll can by wholly trusted.
Use the Telegraph's poll of polls tracker to see how the Remain and Leave campaigns have fared. Based on figures from What UK Thinks, it takes an average of the last six polls, and will be updated until poll day.

Left the great air bnb this morning and only a short drive to my first stop of the day!!

History of St.Michael's Mount

One island, a thousand faces…
Forgotten forests. Ancient lookouts. Tin-laden ships sailing over the horizon. Napoleonic sieges. Benedictine Monks. Uncover the Mount’s colourful history.

A magnetic draw

Imagine Neolithic man winding his way through towering woodland to watch livestock roam. Feel the same breeze as the Bronze Age settlers who hunted here. Be transported on white-crested waves back to a time of angels and visions.
Watch boats bobbing on to the harbour, where ships once creaked with Cornish tin and traders made their fortunes. The Mount may have evolved through the centuries but one thing has always remained the same. The way this unique island draws people in, to lay claim to the granite and call it their own.

The castle’s beginnings

By the time of the Norman conquest in 1066, St Michael's Mount had come into the possession of the monks of its sister isle, Mont St Michel in Normandy. In the 12th century it was their hands that built the church and priory that still lie at the heart of the castle today.

A site of conflict

From 1193 when the Mount was seized by Henry La Pomeray who disguised his men as pilgrims, through the Wars of the Roses in 1473 when the Mount was held by the Earl of Oxford, to the Civil War, when Royalists valiantly held back the forces of Oliver Cromwell – the Mount has weathered many times of battle. Gaze out across the rows of cannons which once drove a Napoleonic ship to its capture on Marazion beach or peer up to the top of the church tower where the first beacon was lit of the series that warned London of the approach of the Spanish Armada.
Find out more about our island’s rich history. Ask anyone in the community that calls the Mount their home, or take a village and castle tour with one of our island experts, who’ll combine the Mount’s rich history with their own first-hand knowledge.

I was there when the tide still covered the causeway so I took the ferry shuttle over..

It is a breath taking sight as you approach!!

Come join me as I tour the grounds and the castle...








Great shot of the causeway!!




When I had finished my walk the tide had gone out and I was able to walk the causeway!!!
What a nice way to spend a morning!!
Back on the road i found this small fishing village
I stopped and walked around


I have been in Cornwall
long enough that it was time to try the Cornish Party...this was a mini one and it was good!!!!

About an hour later I was at the 9 Acres farm, my air bnb place for tonight..as usual the hosts are lovely and tea and a chat was had.....lots of open space and my room looks out over a nice area

After my dinner Ian told me of a walk down by the river close to their home and I went and enjoyed the time...you notice no mention of soccer of tennis..NO games tonight!!



All the farm animals close together!!
The last time I saw a water trough like this was in Kruger National Park and there were 5 elephants around it...fond memories!!!!!
Yashi Kochi!!!!

3 comments:

Peter Kouwenhoven said...

Wow! I think the castle you visited was featured in the movie "the Scarlet Pimpernel". The scenery is amazing. What an incredible journey you are having.

Shelagh Kouwenhoven said...

Beautiful photos. It is all so lovely. One of my faves is the cornish pasty. Yummy.

mexicokid said...

I dont know about that but it was a beautiful sight and yes cannot beat those pasties cheers les

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