To the land of smugglers and wreckers

Life is not just about the bike……just in case you had wondered. A journey to the south west to deepest Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, those remote islands so long associated with smuggling, shipwrecks, Augustus Smith (founder of Tresco Abbey Gardens), dramatic sunsets, pristine white sandy beaches, and the endless blue of the ocean as it meets the sky on the horizon.

No bikes (the longest stretch of road is only 3 miles), but a walker’s and nature lover’s paradise…..and if a bit of ancient history attracts you, they have found burial chambers and villages that go back to the Mesolithic age (6000 years ago?).

This is probably Jenny’s favourite place in the whole of the British Isles……it would be mine but for the danger of succumbing to ‘cabin fever’ after a few weeks.

Enjoy the photos.

Sunset at Land's End.....Jenny attempting to keep the sun from setting!

Sunset at Land’s End…..Jenny attempting to keep the sun from setting!

St Mary's

St Mary’s

Looking down over Cromwell's Castle from King Charles' Castle, Tresco

Looking down over Cromwell’s Castle from King Charles’ Castle, Tresco

Chilling on Tresco

Chilling on Tresco

Straining against the south westerly....

Straining against the south westerly….

One of the many ancient entrance graves

One of the many ancient entrance graves

St Michael's Mount in Cornwall....place where they first spotted the approaching Armada

St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall….place where they first spotted the approaching Armada

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on June 17, 2015, in Aspects of Britain and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You make me feel homesick, Frank. I’m in Munich now, setting off homewards next week. Believe me, I don’t get cabin fever!

  2. Not about the bikes but about the rider and what it does to it? Lovely photos, btw.

  3. What a beautiful place to be bikeless. When we visited Lands End the weather was nothing like this. It was wet and a howling gale. It looks as though you were blessed with perfect weather.

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