Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Scilly Isles Day One

After the excitement of the night before, where we hadn’t really even been able to take anything in, we were more than ready for a day on the Scilly Isles, so after a big fry up, we headed out!
Not a bad view to wake up to!
As it was officially my Dad’s birthday, my Aunt had hired us an eight-person golf buggy to explore the island on. As I say, we were on St Mary’s, which is the largest and most highly populated island in the Isles of Scilly – but it was still tiny, and as soon as I got there I felt really relaxed. It was a beautiful day, and it was surprisingly relaxing being on the back of a golf buggy (despite my Dad’s occasionally alarming driving!)

We stopped for an amazing cliff walk to admire some views - the views in the Scilly Isles are so impressive and they're absolutely everywhere. It's a photographer's dream - although I feel like I haven't done it any justice!

Our first stop was at Juliet’s Garden for a coffee in the garden – what an amazing view! This drink – carrot and apple juice – didn’t go down so well though!

We wound on through the narrow lanes, before stopping to get to the beach, via some frankly amazing views.  (They didn't let me drive, I'm just pretending). 

I couldn’t believe how hot it was – it’s like the Scilly Isles have their own microclimate. Both my parents looked like they’d been in St Tropez for months!

We relaxed on the beach for a while, and paddled in the sea, before heading back up for lunch at a café, feeding the leftovers of our food to the tiny, friendly sparrows that leapt about our feet in the sunshine.

After lunch we explored more of the island...

 Stopping at the beach for a while, and finally winding up to Star Castle, the luxury hotel on the island, where there are even MORE amazing views.

It was such a lovely, relaxing day – no one argued, we ate lots, laughed lots, and finished the day with sunburnt noses and tired feet. I couldn’t wait to jump into this giant bath before dinner…but dinner is a story for another day!  


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