It was great to stretch our legs along to Tresco Abbey gardens, where we relished the exploration of a rich luxuriant foliage, fascinating plants, rocky terraces and old abbey ruins.
|Tin Tin anchored off Old Grimsby Harbour|
|Amazing plant life on Tresco!|
|Becky & Kyle at Tresco Abbey gardens|
|Old stone quorns used for grinding corn were still easy to move.|
|The Old Abbey ruins|
Having enjoyed a pasty lunch, we found that the sun was coming out, and our walk back to the harbour was delightful as the water changed to Bombay Sapphire blue.
Mark and Paul climbed to the monument where we had a spectacular view across the Western Isles and the anchorage between Bryher and Tresco with Tin Tin lying calmly at mooring.
|New Grimsby Harbour|
|The sand bar between St Agnes and Gugh|
|St Agnes Lighthouse|
Then we headed into Crow Sound and past St Marys Harbour. The Southwesterly was making it very rough and the moored yachts were tossing violently. So we headed on round to the sheltered Porthcressa Cove, which was deserted and had a dozen substantial moorings in flat calm sheltered water. We toasted our trip in gin and tonic and Kyle and Beccy produced a lovely supper based on their wild harvest.
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