Remember how I said on St Agnes Island, there’s a second island attached to it via a beach (which is actually officially called a ‘Tombolo’). Well, that island is called Gugh and so after lunch at the Turk’s head, we made our way straight for Gugh…

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but instead got distracted by the beach and decided to chill out here for a bit.

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I believe, even from these pictures alone, that it’s fairly easy to see why I justified the decision to spend a little while down at the beach before carrying on…

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I couldn’t put off walking around for much longer so we set off after a while towards Gugh.

That random thing below, by the way, is a clock! 🙂

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The walk around Gugh proved to be something of an uphill climb…

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… but the views from the top were totally worth it!

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There are a few paths that take you around the island. A little word of advice here though, wear proper shoes. In my shorts and flip-flops I was fine for most of it but as the day went on, I occasionally slipped out of my flip-flops and stood on the low bramble bushes which is something you won’t forget for a while if you happen to do the same.

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I found Old Man Gugh which is a 9 foot tall (i.e. 2.7 metres tall) Menhir. For more about what a Menhir is check out the wikipedia article here, this menhir in particular dates back to the Bronze ages (over 3,500 years ago).

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It kinda looks like a giant’s hand reaching out of the ground, right?

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We spent the rest of the afternoon on Gugh looking for random birds (I was really hoping to see a puffin here – I swear those things are so elusive, everyone but me seems to be able to see them)… I also hoped I would get to see some seals (not even sure if there were supposed to be any on this island but I just didn’t care – I wanted to see some. I didn’t see any.

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Almost by magic, we happened upon Covean Cottage Cafe where we had the most amazing homemade scones, jam and clotted cream. Served with lemonade and apple juice – all locally produced. Well, it was either magic or the rumbling of my tummy led me in a food haze to find the nearest source of deliciousness…

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Whatever it was, all I know is that I didn’t choose this tea and scones life… the tea and scones life chose me!

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With less than an hour left to spare before the boat arrived to take us back to Tresco, I decided to cram in as much of St Agnes as I could in the remaining time…Gugh, Isles of Scilly (39)

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It truly is such a beautiful little island to explore!

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The boat ride back was great, as the sun was shining and everyone seemed to have had a great time on St Agnes…

We did all get excited by this surfer making the most of the afternoon’s light breeze!

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Such a show off… (*Disclaimer* My comments may be tinged by a slight bit of jealousy here… 😉 )

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And there you have it – an afternoon on Gugh and St Agnes Island (see this post here if you missed the start to the day). What do you think of both Gugh and St Agnes islands?



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