Back in Scilly

Sometimes we go sailing (not often enough Richard would say). We are fortunate to have the use of a 11m yacht (Rag and stick type not gin palace!) As we do not own this beautiful vessel I have decided to give her a virtual name. Having sometimes sailed in France I thought the name ‘Virtuelle’ would suit her well.

Sunrise looking back at Lizard
Sunrise looking back at Lizard
Round Island, Scilly
Round Island, Scilly
Last Sunday we cast off early from Falmouth, and plotted an initial course past the Lizard. We then changed to 275 degrees heading due West for the Isles of Scilly. We have made this journey many times and average a 12 hour crossing. We like to leave early in the morning to arrive in daylight and avoid sailing over night.The moorings at Tresco sound were fairly busy so we found a sandy patch to drop our anchor.
Men-a-Vaur
Men-a-Vaur
Our mooring , Tresco Sound
Our mooring , Tresco Sound
We had a wander around Tresco the next day and revisited Tresco Abbey gardens. This sheltered spot is home to a variety of unusual plant species. Agapanthus grow wild amongst the sand dunes bordering breathtakingly beautiful beaches of glistening white sand.
Tresco flowers
Tresco flowers
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Tresco Abbey Gardens
Tresco Abbey Gardens
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Beautiful beaches
Beautiful beaches

This was a short visit to Scilly. We sailed to Cork, South West Ireland, the next day in preparation for the next stage of our holiday.