Tresco - The Isles of ScillyI'm just back from a trip to Tresco in the Isles of Scilly with Mrs R. It's one of those places I'd never been but always wanted to visit, so when a friend with a timeshare told us they couldn't go this year, I promptly said, "Yes please!"
|As you can see, I was very happy! :o)|
We crossed to the islands by ship on the Scillonian III out of Penzance and the crossing was the roughest the crew had known all summer, which I thought was typical. Thanks to the long overnight drive to Cornwall though, we both pretty much slept through the relatively short voyage. During our week-long stay on Tresco the weather was mixed with just about everything thrown in, and it's left me wanting to return for more of those sunny days. It's a magical, peaceful place, whatever the weather, and it was perfect for working on the plot for my fourth Jefferson Tayte book.
|The Great Pool as seen from our window. No sea view, but a lovely alternative|
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|Ruin Beach, looking away from the beach restaurant|
|New Grimsby with the quay behind me|
|Low water at Old Grimsby, on the other side of the island|
|Sail boat at Old Grimsby with the Blockhouse on the right.|
|On the beach below the Blockhouse, facing Rushy Point|
|On the path to Tresco Abbey Gardens|
|Tresco Abbey ruin|