Friday, October 20, 2017

Isles of Scilly

We woke up the next morning to a beautiful day.  It was quite unusual for this time of year in the Isles of Scilly.  It was warm, the sun was shining and we were secure on our mooring.

We took Kala to the beach for a swim then for a long hike and explored St Mary's.  Since it was Sunday, quite a few shops were closed but there was a pub, a bakery and wifi available.  A charming little island which seems very busy in the summer but since we were approaching the fall, it was quieter than usual, much to our delight.

It was interesting to switch gears from Ireland to the UK.  Money was in Pounds, not Euros, the beers were different (except Guiness - everyone has Guiness on tap - everywhere), the accents were different and the vocabulary changed, a wee bit.  We were super excited to experience the UK.
Terrapin has arrived in the United Kingdom
This is my dinghy.  Have you seen my dinghy?  I love my dinghy - a -lot!!
The village of St Mary's
Such a variety of boats in the anchorage.  Terrapin in the back (center of photo with tallest mast)
All's well when there's a beach
Beautiful ketch careening on low tide.
Let's go this way!
Enjoying the sunshine!
Salty ol' pub
RNLI Lifeboat - I imagine the Celtic Sea can be nasty and these are the guys who come rescue boats - all volunteers
"Take me to my boat - faster, please"
Cool jellies washed ashore

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