Exploring the Beautiful Isles of Scilly

Such is the diversity of the islands there is always plenty do. Most holiday-makers enjoy exploring.
A popular pastime is taking boat trips to the other islands. The boats usually leave from The Quay on
St. Mary’s around 10.00hrs, so you can see the advantage of booking accommodation which is close to the quay.

Scillonian boatmen are a jolly crowd; as they are explaining where the emergency exits are [as if this wasn¹t obvious!] they will be advising you of the return boat times and of course the location of the pubs on each island. Lunch is always important!

Whether it’s St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martins, Bryher or St Agnes, each island has its own special character. You can enjoy repeating great days out over and over again, casually working your way through your time exploring all the different islands.

Some visitors enjoy the varied wildlife found on The Scillies. Trips are available to see the seals and if you are visiting in the spring, then maybe you’ll see the ‘clown like’ Puffins. Then there are trips to the Bishops Rock Lighthouse, some 4 miles west of the Scilly Isles. This incredible lighthouse stands on a rock ledge 46m long by 16m wide. The rocks rise sheer from a depth of 45m and are exposed to the full force of the Atlantic Ocean, making this one of the most hazardous and difficult sites for the building of a lighthouse ever attempted.

Other options include evening gig events, [the racing of slim rowing boats for both men and women] or boat trips for sea fishing.

For those keen on golf then the golf club on St.Mary’s welcomes guest members. The course has fabulous south facing views of the harbour, which of course can be further enjoyed whilst having your patio lunch!

Finally, the late supper trip to St. Agnes to watch the setting sun splash into the Atlantic Ocean is not to be missed.

Another perfect, restful holiday. Flat still lovely, perfectly located for island activities. The only problem was we had to go home!! Back next year.
Linda Paul, Broxbourne.