A Kentucky Girl in King Arthur’s Castle

Today the Ken-Exers went on our first trip! The bus trip there was terrifying because not only were we driving on ‘the wrong side’ of the street but also the streets seemed to be big enough for only one car….yet they fit two.

After an hour and a half on the bus we arrived at Tintagel, legendary birthplace of King Arthur. We then began the hike up the hill..

Looks pretty innocent right? Well, really it’s more mountain than it is hill. See?

The scenery was more beautiful than anything I’ve ever experienced. While going through the castle ruins I could almost imagine the walls hung with tapestries to keep out the british winter, the floors being swept by some matronly servant, and the stones being lit with the glow of candlelight.

While standing in a castle that has stood the test of time (and on land that held a Roman ruins before it) I was struck by the overwhelming sense of my own humanity.

Here’s a few more pictures:

That’s all for now, I need to go sort out my classes!

A

(p.s. If you want to see more pictures shoot me an email and I will send you a link to my snapfish account)

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