In late May 2006, I was lucky enough to travel to the Scilly Isles, 28 miles off the South West coast of Britain. I set off on the Scillonian, a small ferry which doesn’t take cars (hooray!). Despite spending most of the journey looking, I didn’t see any dolphins, basking sharks or pilot whales. I did speak to the Captain who said they had seen basking sharks one week before – much earlier in the season than usual.
The highest point on the islands is just 44 metres above sea level so you can leave your climbing gear at home. The Scillys are a strange mix of rugged Cornish coastline and a sub-tropical paradise – and are very beautiful with it.
Travel to and from the Isles of Scilly, click here
Excellent history and genealogical information, click here