Isles of Scilly, 2010

Saturday, 02 October 2010 16:25 Pete Plume

Isles of Scilly 2010

Twelve of us made the trip to Scilly again this year. I've also learnt that you cannot say 'Scillies' – it's a bit like not saying 'many cup of coffees'....should be Isles of Scilly, not Isle of Scillies!

The 12 included 2 walkers (Sue and Yvonne), 4 non-club members (Catherine, Roger, Shera & Neil) and 6 club members (Pete, Libby, Angus, Ed, Zuzanne, Ian). Five 'Scilly virgins' this year.

The diving was great, as usual. The weather forecast was a bit worrying, but the windy stuff seemed to skirt round to the North until Friday, when it got a little choppy. Unfortunately it was not calm enough to dive the Western Rocks, but the underwater viz was pretty good - 15+ metres at times.

As usual, we all ate ourselves stupid! Three meals in....chicken curry, chicken stir fry and shepherds pie, accompanied by apple and blackberry crumble. Our usual pattern for eating out changed, as the cafe was not doing a curry night that week, Tim did his best to put us off the Seven Stones pub, and Arthur's bistro had spawned a new venture – Adam's fish and chips. We were forced into the pub on Monday, as the hotel bistro was closed. Probably won't do that again – it was a bit variable! Adam's fish and chips were superb... really fresh pollack, and we tried Arthur's bistro for the first time. Really good. We also managed the ritual visit to Tresco, eating at the New Inn – again really excellent food.

And was all over far too quickly. Just time for a bit of shopping and lunch at Juliette's on St Mary's before a reasonably calm return crossing. Can't wait for next year!


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