Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Impromtu poses as opposed to the cat walk style models and side shows of the event. I didn't get a photo of THE BUDGIE MAN but click on this to see what a crazy show that was it so nutty & cheezy a great laugh www.budgieman.co.uk When we were in London for the big boat race, the Mayor's Thames Festival was also happening here are a few pics that show what fun it was
Posted by Alison at Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
This is Helford Gig Club's newest boat, built specially for the London race on the Thames next week! www.thamesfestival.org 22 rowers required & 2 passengers including the Cox. The seats are fixed (they don't move at all, just a bit of padding). Are they Mad??? It has to be transported in 3 sections up to London, for The Mayor's Thames Festival sep16-17 from noon a free event.
The Hell Bay Hotel has wonderful comfy chairs and seems like it has their pension fund on the walls! Great coffee too. Just as well we had refueled before we lost our way. The view from Sampson Hill helped us find our way back to the Quay in time to catch the ferry back to St Mary's. Each Island is quite different. The Castle is on Tresco as seen from Bryher. We think the bay is Rushy Bay as made famous by the children's author Michael Morpurgo. Although the isles are small it is easy to lose your bearings!
Monday, September 04, 2006
St Agnes has a small conjoined twin island called The Gugh linked by a wide sand bar that is only covered at high tide as seen below. We climbed up and admired the view back to St Mary's Island (Josh is gazing out towards our Campsite The Garrison ) We also found Obadiah's Barrow Entrance Grave a Neolithic/Bronze Age C25th/5th BC. Josh was quite thrilled to find this as we had seen finds from this one in the St Mary's Museum the previous day. We also enjoyed finding the excellent one & only Pub The Turks Head. The campsite on St Agnes did offer a closer view of the Bishops Rock lighthouse and the loos, showers, laundry & washing up rooms were more than adequate but in bad weather I would not enjoy being that close to the sea!!! Also a bit dodgy with small children too...
Posted by Alison at Monday, September 04, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Click on & Look carefully at these beaches on St Agnes are these cairns all the work of the same man? The maze at troytown St Agnes has been there many years it may enen be ancient as it is like others on the Continent.
Posted by Alison at Sunday, September 03, 2006