26th July to 4th August 2011
We had a fantastic 8 days in the Isles of Scilly with light
winds and several sunny days.
We stayed on a mooring in St Mary’s for the first four
nights and on Wednesday took the dinghy over to Samson, had lunch on the beach
and walked around the island. It was beautiful with clear blue seas and
it felt like we were back in the Caribbean
Hugh Town, the main town on St Mary’s
View over Old Town, St Mary’s
St Mary’s has great rocks for scrambling on, this is
our favourite as it looks like a crocodile!
Alan also had to have his picture taken sitting on a cannon,
as he has done every time he has been here since he was a little boy!
After 4 days we left St Mary’s and spent 2 nights on a
buoy in New Grimsby Sound between Tresco and Bryher.
We then anchored for one night in St Martin’s Bay, on
the east side of St Martins
Followed by a night in Helen’s Pool where we met up
with Boandaro, a Bowman 48, and had a great barbeque on the deserted island of
Our final night was a bit wet and miserable on St Agnes so
no photos, but we did have a nice lunch in the pub. We set sail at 7am
the next morning for the mainland finally ending our island life after 9.5
We had a bit of a lumpy sail back timing the tides very
badly around the Lizard and finally arrived in Falmouth at 8pm. Gerry one
of our friends from The ARC was there to meet us, as he was in St Lucia and
Bermuda, which was really nice. We were very tired but managed a few
beers in his local pub before a good nights sleep.
We are moored in Mylor Marina a beautiful place just up the
river from the main town. Alan has mended the goose neck on the main and
James and Robin have joined us on their motor boat Carefree.