Clive and I recently had the privilege of visiting the Isles of Scilly, located 28 miles from the coast of Cornwall here in the United Kingdom.
From the Harbour at historic Hugh Town on the main island of St. Mary’s, to the white sand beaches, walking paths, and spectacular scenery of the other four inhabited islands, also known as ‘off-islands’ — Bryher, Tresco, St. Agnes, and St. Martin’s — we were dazzled. Along with Clive’s cousin and wife, who had been to ‘the Scillies’ before and like countless others had vowed to return, we fell in love with the place.
In the days and weeks ahead, I hope to share more about this magical part of England. This trip also marked my introduction to Cornwall, home of St. Michael’s Mount (which we climbed), flavourful local ales (which we drank), and some of the best crab, creamy cheeses, and ice cream I’ve ever had (which, needless to say, we ate).
We’ve barely had time to unpack, do the laundry, and repack before we depart for Australia in two days, to visit family and friends. But the Isles of Scilly have cast their spell.
Cheers for now and more soon.