Can you guess where this is?
The Caribbean, somewhere exotic?
No The Isles of Scilly. Anyway it’s not bad here – a cross
between Anholt (the Island we visited with Kaikoura in the Baltic last year)
and Alderney – rocks, sandy beaches, funny pubs, a great Cash & Carry
provisioning store with tins on wooden shelves and a laid back attitude and so
far plenty of sun.
You need the camouflage to blend in, the male uniform is
the ubiquitous beige shorts with an M&S shirt (preferably blue or beige,
Tilly (Elephant proof) hat, brown sandals with black socks and flip up sun
shades for your bi-focals and the adjustable aluminium hiking stick –
then you blend in fine.
St Mary’s is beautiful and unspoilt the birds and
wildlife are all so tame and friendly coming right up to you, we have cycled
round the whole island stopping at many views, gardens with such tropical
plants, tea shops, beaches and stalls selling home grown food, walked the
coastal path along the rugged coast line. The locals seem to be very friendly
and ready to talk to you and invite you to enjoy their island.
We did a deal at the harbour 3 nights for £69.00 with an
extra night free and free internet, so we are safe on a buoy, as we have
noticed that other yachts have to constantly move as the wind direction can
change a few times a day, we felt safer on the buoy so we could go off for the
day exploring. All the islands are a rib ride away and tomorrow we are going
Have a look at all the picture and you will see that’s
it’s a place to visit..
Boat moored up in St Mary’s Pool
Hi from both of us, having breakfast over looking the
eastside of the island
Great use of old buildings over looking the sea
Talking to the locals they are so friendly and welcoming
Another beautiful beach on the west side
The daily boat from Penzance
Very tropical looking
The picture does not do this justice, as the colours and
range of flowers was magnificent
Our little bird friend wanted to say hello they are so friendly
and come right up to you
The heat haze was with us all day, but the views were
Is my bum big in these… The Scilly’s are hillier
than you think!! We biked around St Mary’s in a day stopping off at most
beaches and cafes on route. There is also a narrow coastal path which goes
around the Island, we also did this but on
foot as some of the paths have crumbled into the sea, so a lot of climbing is
involved and proper walking shoes are required.
Very shallow at springs, but clear blue tropical waters,
the locals swim most days in this bay.
Our suggestion is that you put this island on your places
to visit list before you die as it is beautiful.