Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Most Dangerous of the Species

The birds on the Isles of Scilly are incredibly tame and will practically feed from one's hand.

Watching them, it struck me that whereas in most of nature the larger the animal the more danger it represents, with humans it's exactly the opposite and birds understand that the greatest danger comes from kids.

The verdict on Bryher is positive. Thus far I'd be more than willing to return and stay on the islands of St Agnes, St Martin and Bryher. Tresco is too much like an up-market Centre Parcs andhu St Mary looks hideously grim from a distance, bit confirmation of that will be made tomorrow.

None of the islands we've visited has a permanent population greater than 80, and the beaches are deserted, even at the height of the season.

If you must have access to broadband, then the hotels on Tresco, St Martin and Bryher all have free Wi-Fi. However GSM reception on all the islands is patchy as it is supplied by the one mast on St Mary.

Yesterday I saw my first tribal football strip in 5 days. I had thought we'd managed to escape all that, but I suppose it gets everywhere eventually.


  1. I hope you've been sapling some of the excellent St Austell Brewery ales, along the way.

  2. I have been away for a few days - what are you doing in Scilly? You have not been reincarnated as Harold Wilson have you? I have an old pipe I no longer use if you are interested.

  3. Martin: I'm not a beer man - more wine please, waiter.

    Alan: Just a short break.