This is the main street in Hugh Town where most of the facilities are based (post office, supermarket, bank and various small shops). The butcher shop here made the most wonderful sandwiches! (-:Beyond these shops and houses is the harbour and quay.If you so wished, this old bus would take you on a tour of the island.This is the view looking back towards Hugh Town from Porth Mellon beach.Back to normal photos now and the following are just various shot of the harbour area on St Mary's.
These next two shots of a dog on the boat were taken within seconds of each other while I was waiting for our boat to St Agnes to leave the quay, but the second photo, taken into the light, gives an entirely different 'feel' to the day. It was overcast certainly, but it looks so much more brooding in the second shot!
This shot is seen above in sepia one day and then here on another day that started out quite misty.Coming back from our second St Agnes trip we docked directly in front of the Scillonian passenger ship. Quite an interesting angle of this ship.While waiting for various boats on the quay during the week, I tried to take some shots of the local feathered residents. This Herring Gull stuck around on the quay for a few shots.
This was one of the better flight shots that I managed. Keep practising I guess!!! (-:I was sitting in the boat waiting to go to St Agnes for the second time when this young Herring Gull alighted above me. Another shot of the backside of Hugh Town houses. On the right hand end is the Mermaid Pub. On my first trip to these islands back in 1998 I spent an evening with my friends in this pub and the weather was very rough. The waves were breaking over those window you can see there! That's what I call atmospheric! (-:I loved these Ruddy Turnstones sitting in a social group on the steps in the harbour. Looks like it might be a daily routine for them.One last shot taken from a boat approaching the harbour to dock. Still more to come from Scilly in my next post.