Friday, 6 November 2009

SWF - Scilly skies.

I recently took a birding holiday to the Isles of Scilly which lies 28 miles off the south west coast of England. Here are some Scilly (pronounced 'silly') skies that I experienced during the week. Many thanks to the SWF bunch of people who make sharing these skies possible. For more skies from around the world, click on the SWF icon on the right hand side of my blog. To enjoy these photos at their best, please click on them to enlarge.
A dramatic sky taken from the airport on the island of St Mary's.Hell Bay on the islands of Bryher.Looking towards Cromwell's Castle on the island of Tresco from Bryher on a beautiful blue sky day.Getting of the boat at the quay on the island of St Agnes with rain threatening.Taken from the boat on the way to the island of Tresco from St Mary's.A view of the islands of Bryher and Samson from Tresco.Thomas Porth beach on a beautiful day on St Mary's.Early morning sky looking across Old Town Bay towards Giant's Castle headland and the airport on St Mary's.Early morning sunshine on the granite rocks at Peninnis head with the island of St Agnes in the distance.Peninnis lighthouse one crisp morning.Looking out onto the Atlantic ocean from Peninnis head on St Mary's.Another view of the island of St Agnes from St Mary's at dusk.Days end on Peninnis head, St Mary's.

14 comments:

Eve said...

All beautiful Jenny!

Powell River Books said...

Gorgeous rocks. It must be calm to beach the boats like that. I guess that's the trade off. I invite you to come see my clearing skies. - Margy

dog trot farm said...

Lovely set of photos Jenny. What was the temperature there? Can you travel to this beautiful site year round? The clouds in the first photo were amazing!

Evita said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful collection. Looks like an awesome place to relax and just take it all in!

Louise said...

This is just feeding my unsatiated travel bug! Beautiful all around.

Roy said...

Lovely images Jen, enjoyed them muchly.

The Early Birder said...

Lovely views Jen beneath the changing Scillies skies. FAB

Steve Borichevsky said...

It looks like you are having too much fun!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Fabulous series of sky photos. That first one, especially, is so dramatic. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday!

Kelly said...

Ohhh....these are just beautiful. It must have been hard to leave! I lust love those huge granite rocks...gorgeous!

Rural Rambler said...

Well Jenny those beautiful Scilly skies don't surprise me, and they are some beautiful skies. The Isles of Scilly have proven to be beautiful places on earth and their skies don't disappoint!

Jenny said...

Thanks all of your for your lovely comments. Yes, Julie you can get there year round. I'd love to go back in the spring sometime and the winter storms must be pretty amazing straight off the Atlantic. When we were there this October, it was a mix between a bit chilly and warm sunshine.

Mary said...

Very nice skies, Jenny! I like that first one and the lighthouse and the last one in particular. You saw a great variety during your stay there.

Quiet Paths said...

Jenny you came home with a wealth of beautiful photos! I hope you will print some of these to put up on your wall. I love the serene shots of boats quietly sitting in the harbor and the wonderful rock formations.