This is the last post from me about the Scillies. We were lucky with the weather on a few days while we were away and the good weather lasted into the evenings with some wonderful sunsets. Having dinner each night in our hotel, it was a question of rushing out quickly to find a spot before the sun went down. This first photograph was taken from the quay where our ship came in.
Another evening we managed to get further round the coast to the west.
A very still evening gives beautiful reflections, just one little boat crossing the water. This evening I was so tired after all the walking we had done, so the undergardener very kindly whizzed out and took a few photos for me.
There are still more flowers for me to show you and a garden in the centre of St. Mary’s which is open to the public which might interest you.
This garden, Carreg Dhu Gardens, is a community garden where volunteers come and work, there were even a pair of gloves , a bag and little fork and trowel left on a ledge so that visitors can do a bit of work if they feel like it!
To start with, the garden had an exotic look to it, not unlike Tresco with Geranium Maderense on the left side and lots of palm trees, but then suddenly……..
…….we turned a corner and we were into an English bluebell wood, with wild garlic of course !
They looked lovely but as I have said in a previous post, they aren’t english bluebells but spanish ones, I wasn’t aware of any perfume like I am when in an english bluebell wood, still pretty though.
Just a couple more sunsets.
Almost time to leave, Scillonian 111 is just arriving with the next lot of holiday makers. We had a super lunch at Spiro’s little restaurant on the sea front, the best fish and chips I have ever had, the lightest beer batter and melt in the mouth cod caught that morning. The sweet of chocolate brownie and clotted cream was absolutely wicked!
Walking back , the planting on the sea wall caught my eye, all plants that we would have as either bedding or in pots and hanging baskets. A thrush was very busy, it knew that in amongst the planting were loads of snails, it must have had at least 10 while we watched!
While waiting until it was time for us to board the ship, we climbed, well the undergardener climbed and pulled me up a little hill overlooking the bay, where we sat for some time in the lovely sunshine.
But who is this little stowaway that I found in the rucksack once I was on board, I will have to smuggle him home somehow!
Almost back to the mainland, the sea is now the usual grey, not the lovely blue/turquoise/green that we have been used to for the past week. But the best was yet to come, our ship overtook 4 pods, or are they schools, of dolphins. I just wanted the ship to slow down, the dolphins were so quick leaping out of the water time and time again, and not knowing where they were going to surface made it impossible to catch a photo of them, but it was …..wonderful!!! The perfect end to a super holiday.