St Martin's Day Mark was built in 1683 as an aid to navigation but as it was painted white, ships tended to run aground even faster. They aimed for the mark thinking it was a lighthouse and sank amidst the dangerous offshore reef. Ouch! The Day Mark was built as an aid to navigation in... Continue Reading →
Tresco is probably my favourite island amongst the Isles of Scilly. Especially on a beautiful day like this one. A combination of country and maritime landscapes. Above the country. And the seashore with Cromwell's castle.
Tresco is one of the Isles of Scilly and it's stunningly beautiful. One of its landmarks is the Abbey Garden, a subtropical garden with species from all over the world (thanks to the very temperate climate of the island). But this is halloween so I thought I'd show you these other pictures taken from across... Continue Reading →
There is a lot of greenery on the Isles of Scilly and even when the weather's not too good (yes, it does happen!) there is always something nice and green to look at. Be it in the sea or on the island of St Martin's. There is something definitely Celtic about this landscape, the colours... Continue Reading →
This year, the Wife and I went to the Isles of Scilly. The only place on planet Earth where you couldn't suffer from the heat wave. Great place however. Beats the Costa Brava hands down. And it's part of what we, in Brittany, call "Keltia" (Celtic countries) too, so it's a bit like home. Rough... Continue Reading →