Thursday, 12 July 2007

Land of Arthur--the Cornish Sea

Tintagel is the legendary site of Arthur's birth at the castle of the Duke of Cornwall. Merlin, of course, is said to have transformed Uther Pendragon to appear in the guise of the Duke so as to seduce the lovely Igraine. Merlin claimed the infant Arthur as the payment for his service to Uther.
We did not make it all the way down the coast to Tintagel but we did make it to the sea where the mysticism of the land really "struck" home. We walked along the sea in a light rain only to notice that our hair was standing on end!