After a rather cloudy but ridiculously beautiful day in Tresco, the sun upped its game the next day and we headed off to go explore another island we’d wanted to for a while – St Agnes!

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This meant sailing past an old favourite – BryherBirds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (2)

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…with Lloyd pretending (to himself mostly) that he was the one running things on the boat.

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Holiday makers (who were lucky enough to own their own boats) were also up and about getting ready for an adventure of their own…Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (5)

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…as we sailed off in search of this island I was yet to see (even from a distance).Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (7)

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Before long, we started to draw closer to St Agnes (which is the island on the right). I hadn’t realised it at the time but island on the left is Gugh and it reachable by a beach which is available once the tide goes down from around 11am and stays available all day! But more on that later…

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Finally we docked at the harbour and eagerly ran off to see more of the island. We may have gotten slightly distracted by some rather cute cows…

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*Someone* now thinks they could be a pretend-farmer… (in addition to already being a pretend-sailor)Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (26)

I just love how everything is so startlingly blue and green! This is one of the major things that I always remember about the Isles of Scilly – its glorious colours!Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (27)

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After, the lessons learned on Bryher, I decided it probably made more sense to stop for food before carrying on! Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch was at the Turk’s head and seeing as we were by the seaside, the choice was fairly straight forward – Fish and Chips! 🙂

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You have to pop into the pub to actually order your meal of course but once ordered, you take your seat outside and wait for it to be delivered to you…Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (33)

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…which is a great way to soak in that island beauty!

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The boats from Tresco are one of the earliest boats to arrive and as we waited, more and more boats started arriving into the island…Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (39)

Now the fish and chips here is pretty good right but the best part about being here are most certainly the birds! St Agnes is actually a special respite for sea birds (hence why it – along with Gugh) and perhaps the more rustic and untouched of the islands here…

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The birds are so friendly and very playful and will most certainly make a swipe for your food! 🙂

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I’m not sure if birds are supposed to be eating fish and chips but they wouldn’t have it any other way so we just gave in…

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The sparrows are definitely the cheekiest of the lot but the song thrushes are bigger and are the ones to look out for (mostly because they’re big enough to actually fly away with your food)…

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The best part about this all though is the photography aspect. These birds make for such brilliant subjects. They stick around just that extra fraction of a second longer that it makes it so much easier to photograph them!

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Case in point…Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (49)

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Eventually, we decided it was time to leave the Turk’s Head and head off in search of what else lay on this beautiful island… (starting with Gugh)…Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (52)

Birds Of A Feather And The Clear Blues Of St Agnes Island, Isles of Scilly (53)…but if I tried to cram in those photos in this post, we’d be all be here all day so I’ll catch you up in an upcoming post! 😉



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