Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Stuck on the Isles of Scilly

I've just got back from a long weekend in the Scilly Isles that ended up being a bit longer than expected.

It was a family get together on Tresco, one of the main islands in the archipelago, and we were due to fly back Monday lunch time. Alas conditions at the destination airport of Land's End were far from ideal, in fact best described as a thick pea-souper (see above)

So after many hours waiting in a very crowded and rather small airport on St Mary's we were sent back down to the harbour to get the ferry to Penzance.

Alas it got us there about an hour and a half after the last train to London, so my return home was delayed until today. However a lucky few were packed onto the helicopter that also goes to Penzance - but getting there a lot quicker.

It's a shame was unable to add my first trip on a 'copter to the long list of forms of transport for what was otherwise a rather good weekend!

2 comments:

Greg and Kris said...

That's the island group that inspired the funding for the chronometer, right? Didn't one of those Brit Admirals run his fleet into that fleet of isles? I recall whichever guy it was survived only to be murdered on the beach by some woman who wanted his jewelry, or something.

JP said...

Absolutely right - there's been a serious number of wrecks around the islands.

Will post on them later on.