Did we sleep on the beach or not?

Just a quick up date for those that have worried about me. 

The children and I travelled by foot, train and ferry to arrive to a cloudy but beautiful St Mary's on the Scilly Isles. Having followed Brimble, our boats progress on AIS tracker we could see it was touch and go whether she would make it in time for our bed time and having scoured the island for accommodation found there was none to be had. That's not true I found somewhere for the one night at just over £350 and was not relishing the thought of paying that much...
So luggage in hand we traipsed across the island to the visitors centre to find out how we should amuse ourselves. We found at 2030 there was a local wildlife film being shown in the town hall and thought if needs be that's where we could spend some of the evening. 

Learning there was a left luggage area back across the island where we came from we decided to hot foot it or more like luggage drag it back to the quayside   where we thought we would order our first ice cream and decide upon the many activities on offer which we should begin with. 

On arriving dockside what did I spy? But the unmistakable pink radar reflector of Brimble! She had arrived. Joy of joys, I nearly cried. 

Needless to say we are all reunited and Internet is very hit and miss with the emphasis on miss. You may not hear from me for some days. 

Wish us fair wind and sailing and I'll speak to you all soon

Selma x


  1. Thank goodness, no wonder you were relieved. Bon voyage!

  2. Wonderful news! I hope you are having a great time. Hugs. Pat

    1. We are Pat thank you. Posts to follow when we are back on the main land

  3. Glad you know you found him before your connection disappears. Have fun x

  4. Phew, so glad Brimble arrived just in time. Have a wonderful time and wishing you fair winds and clear skies.

  5. Enjoy. I bet you've never been so relieved to see beautiful Brimble.

  6. Phew! That was close. Have a wonderful time. x

  7. Making memories for laughter for years to come! I'm glad it all worked out and that you are on your way. I wish you lovely, following winds.

  8. I hope you have a wonderful time. Thank you so much again Selma. X

  9. Well, having slept on a beach after missing the last ferry, I can relate to your concern. We had a small driftwood fire and found a bunch of newspaper to stuff under out clothes, so it wasn't too bad. The stars were amazing, too! Still, I'm glad for your sake you met up with Brimble just in time. Happy sailing, Selma. Will be glad to see your posts whenever they are possible.


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