Travel to St MarysJune 1 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C
We left Portland earlier than originally planned as we were advised to catch an earlier flight owing to the likelihood of fog later. So a brilliant bright sunny morning saw two cars packed and ready to head west. An easy drive, with stop at Oakhampton for bacon butties from Woody’s Diner, got us to Lands End a couple of hours early. Time to spot the three operational BN-2B Islanders ( and one in maintenance) and a twin Otter. Also to enjoy the new terminal building built with European assistance.
Our flight in G-BUBN , five of us, a couple and a little boy, took off at 12.55 from a now concrete runway. Joel the pilot took us to 1500 feet at 108 knots and 15 minutes later we were approaching St Mary’s.
A short transfer brought us to the centre of Hugh Town where we left our bags. Scilly has the same charm as we remembered and seems a little more prosperous. We found excellent lunch fare in the Farm Deli which we picnicked upon on Porthcressa Beach on new seating in front of the new Tourist information office. We spent the afternoon reacquainting with the town and harbour. Time for a picture on the Quay and Troytown raspberry ripple before we got into Trevessa , a very homely, comfortable well appointed house with a great yard in a great position next to Wingletang Guest house.
Shopping in the Coop was a doddle and a stones throw away so no need to carry too far.
So far so good.Read more