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Image taken while standing in the mud of the harbour floor.
There was another boy in the image just stepping down from the bottom step. I used the spot removal tool in Lightroom to clone him out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Michael's_Mount
St Michael's Mount (Carrek Los yn Cos), meaning "grey rock in the woods", also known colloquially by locals as simply the Mount is a tidal island 366 m off the Mount's Bay coast of Cornwall. It is united with the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water.

Little is known about the village before the beginning of 18th century, save that there were a few fishermen's cottages and monastic cottages. After improvements to the harbour in 1727, St Michael's Mount became a flourishing seaport, and by 1811 there were 53 houses and four streets. The pier was extended in 1821 and the population peaked in the same year, when the island had 221 people. There were three schools, a Wesleyan chapel, and three public houses, mostly used by visiting sailors. The village went into decline following major improvements to nearby Penzance harbour and the extension of the railway to Penzance in 1852, and many of the houses and buildings were demolished.
The harbour, widened in 1823 to allow vessels of 500 tons to enter, has a pier dating from the fifteenth century which was subsequently enlarged and restored. Queen Victoria landed at the harbour from the royal yacht in 1846, and a brass inlay of her footstep can be seen at the top of the landing stage.

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