Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fancy Dress to Fashion Shoot

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 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

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

on time alone ....3rd!

Here they come! All the way from Cornwall! The flag of St Piran, patron saint of Cornwall, proudly flying. This is at Hamersmith Bridge. A Dragon boat must have lost it's head in London in all the commotion.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Biggest Rowing Boat?????

This is Helford Gig Club's newest boat, built specially for the London race on the Thames next week! 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.

Wild Fish

Viewed from the underwater windows at Falmouth Maritime Museum.

Evening walk round Porthloo Beach

The skies are awe inspiring.

Random views of St Mary's

Prehistoric village settlement overlooked by the BBC tower. Josh enjoying Hot Chocolate and the view. Pelistry Bay. Josh enjoyed giving rides arround the camp to Tom & Sam on their Dad's Bike!

Bewildered on Bryher!

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 day outing

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...

Sunday, September 03, 2006

People think of silly things to do with rocks

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.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Scilly Rocks

The rocks and boulders on the Scillies are quite unsual volcanic sculptures.