A Scilly Kind of Love

Bryher, Isles of Scilly

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.

Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Cheers for now and more soon.

9 Responses

  1. So glad you enjoyed your trip!

  2. I love Cornwall!! You are so fortunate to be so close. The best fish and chips I ever had was at a place called “Jeremys” which I think was in St. Just..so many good memories..I am jealous.

    our best to You and Clive


  3. Cute pictures, Carol and Clive, especially the signpost one!

  4. Thank you, ParisPaulP and Eleanor!

    MarthaB, we read about St. Just but haven’t been there yet — hope to do a proper trip to Cornwall sometime! (If you want a great look at Cornwall, read Elizabeth Harper’s ‘Gifts of the Journey’ blog – you can click on it from my homepage blogroll!). We’ll have to see if that fish and chips place is still there!

    Cheers all.

  5. Hi Carolyn & Clive,

    How fun! My goodness; you are back to Oz next?! Then, have a great one. I swear; everyone around me is turning and moving like satellites.
    Well, I’ll have my turn.
    I loved your sunny pics. Hey, what a cute sign post Carolyn makes 🙂
    I am looking forward to seeing more.

    Take care and hugs to you both.


  6. That’s on my list of places to visit. My friend went there and loved it.

  7. Oh look at that! Paul commented DAYS before me, lol. I gotta get my ways of reading blogs sorted out a little better… *sigh* Another project to work on…

    I just realized that the Islands of Scilly are probably pronounced “Silly,” aren’t they. LOL. Someday I am going to HAVE to go there, just on that basis alone! 😉

    Thank you for your comment today on AAP. I wrote back to you there, just in case you are like me and sometimes forget to check back. 😀 I really appreciated your kind words!

    I’m looking forward to learning more about your trips!

    Safe travels to you and Clive, my dear.

  8. xpat92, hello there and glad you like the pics — and especially glad you’ll soon be having your own turn to travel! Excellent!

    Linda, I’ve enjoyed your Cornwall photos and definitely recommend the Scillies 🙂

    Paris Karin, yes it’s pronounced ‘silly’ — and well worth a visit, maybe with your *hubby* — again, congratulations and all best wishes on your and Paris Paul P’s lovely news!

  9. Hi Carolyn … I’m so sorry we didn’t get to see you during your short pass through Cornwall. Once you’re back from your travels, we need to plan a meet up somewhere and sooner rather than later. 🙂

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