2021 Isles of Scilly

13. Tresco day 1 & 2

The journey to Tresco

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September 2021 We like to break up the journey to the Scillies and take in a few interesting sights on the way. This year our first overnight stay was Charlestown where we had a lovely view over the harbour from our room window. We had visited briefly last year and […]

14*. Day 3 – Tresco

The Herd reunited on Tresco

Wednesday 8th September 2021 After the travel stresses of the previous evening, we decided to treat ourselves to breakfast at the Flying Boat Café and Deli [see Dish of the day]. The extreme low and correspondingly high tides have an impact on the timings of both the Scillonian and the boats between the various islands […]

*Tresco Day 4&5 WalkTide, St Mary morning

Time, and a walking tide, wait for no man

Thursday 9th and Friday 10th September 2021 Since the tide continues to fall as you walk between Tresco and Bryher we had been advised to start walking about 30 minutes before the tide reached its lowest point. About an hour and a half before that, the crossing looked like this. The water soon receded. Eagle-eyed […]

16*Around St Marys

Around St Mary’s

Saturday 11th September 2021 Once again there were limited boats we could catch from Tresco because of the extreme tides. However, this also meant that we would have more time on the island we visited. We therefore waved goodbye to the girls at our cottage and set off to catch a boat to St Mary’s. […]

*17-Paddle boarding

What’s SUP?

Sunday 12th September 2021 After seeing people floating seemingly effortlessly around Coniston Water and Lake Bala, Robert had been keen to try stand up paddle-boarding [SUP]. We had also seen people inflating them in a car park in Llanberis and so he felt it would be possible to fit them in Al, the camper van. […]

Discovering Seven Stones on St Martins

Discovering Seven Stones on St Martins

Monday 13th September 2021 Once again the extreme tides meant that we would have more time than usual on St Martin’s and would therefore have time to walk all round the island, which is the northernmost of the inhabited onesmaking up the Isles of Scilly. The Firethorn dropped us at the quay in Higher Town. […]

*10-To Land’sEnd

Tresco to Land’s End

Tuesday 14th September 2021 The helicopter ran smoothly this time, if a little late, and as the first helicopter of the day rose . . . . . . we left blue seas surrounding Tresco and clear skies overhead. However, we were soon flying above the cloud cover and when we landed back on the […]

*11-To St Michael’s Mount

St Michael’s Mount, Godolphin and a lifetime membership

Wednesday 15th September 2021 Land’s End is undoubtedly beautiful but the site is also unashamedly commercial. As well as the spectacular craggy rocks, breaking waves and uninterrupted views there is a signpost giving the distances to New York and John O’Groats. During the day there is a man offering, for a price, personalised photo opportunities […]