What can I say about this superb Archipelico?! I spent 48 hrs on the island of saint Mary's. I knew after just ten minutes here........ I should have planned to stay longer!......... Im just going to have to go back!

Penzance Harbour
Penzance Harbour

Early crossing.You can't drive to Scilly and so you have to get on the ferry as a foot passenger. Park at the harbour to drop off your bags only.

Motley crew
Motley crew

Some undesirables at the quay just waiting to do a bit of plundering

Next stop........
Next stop........

looking out over the harbour wall. next stop Scilly!

Time for reflection
Time for reflection

This was too good to miss. An attempt at a a reflection shot.

The Scillonian
The Scillonian

Its either swim, fly or sail to Scilly. I choose sail. I was warned that the crossing is the stuff of legends when the sea is rough. thankfully all plain sailing this time.

Picture postcard
Picture postcard

Warm summer day. This is the first greeting you get when you leave the boat.

Peek over the wall
Peek over the wall

at the top of the Hill across the bay is the Star Castle hotel. Behind it is the Garrison camp sight where i would pitch up for the next 48hrs

View from the Battlements
View from the Battlements

Looking back towards Hugh town from the Canon positions on the island.

Star Castle Hotel
Star Castle Hotel

So named because of its shape. A great refuge from the elements. The dungeon bar is a must too!

 
Porthloo
Porthloo

One of many views to the sea. Not far from here is the Juliets Garden cafe / restaurant.great for an open sandwich!

Bant's Carn neolithic grave
Bant's Carn neolithic grave

C25th-C5th Bc. This neolithic / Bronze Age grave is one of a few pre history sites on the island of St Marys

Long rock standing stone
Long rock standing stone

The Scilly islands have there share of standing stones. This one isn't far from the Pants Can grave, but it took a while to find!

Bath tub
Bath tub

No introduction needed! I just thought it would make a good black and white shot.

Porth Hellick Down
Porth Hellick Down

This one is stunning..... for a burial chamber! overlooking the south east portion of the island of St Mary's

Loaded camel rock
Loaded camel rock

As the name suggests..........Surely you can see why........surely?!

Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked

A homage to all those boats that succumbed to the rocks around Scilly. Albeit this one is on land....and isn't a shipwreck!

St Mary's airport
St Mary's airport

perched at the top of a hill. I stumbled upon this after walking past a set of traffic lights on the right of way which were on green. You literally walk across the start of the runway leading to the airport. Be quick though as you don't know when the lights will change to red once you are here.

Old town bay
Old town bay

This is very close to a place entitled..... Nowhere!