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Picture of the week: 28th May

The Isles of Scilly (which is the prefered name, rather than 'Scilly Isles' or 'Scillies') is an archipelago of five inhabited islands and numerous other small rocky islets 28 miles off Lands End - the most South Westerly point of the British Isles. With a total population of just over two thousand, an exceptionally mild climate, and countless golden sandy beaches, Scilly is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility loved by visitors and locals alike.

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I can't really believe it is June already - April and May on Scilly were as glorious as ever, with plenty of lovely sunny weather to banish all thoughts of those storm-filled winter weeks! The folk festival over Easter and the World Pilot Gig Championships in early May brought friends from far and wide, to share their musical and sporting passions on our beautiful islands. Both events were as amazing and inspiring as ever.

Now summer is truly upon us, and I'm taking every opportunity to get on the water in a kayak, or in it, swimming (without a wetsuit when I'm feeling brave!). The clarity of the water and the ever-changing, azure colours of the seascape never cease to amaze me - even after 20 years of living here. Why not book a trip and see for yourselves? It's easier than you might think to get here (just a 15 minute flight from Lands End) and there's still some June and July accommodation availability on the following page:

Don't forget to have a look at the latest entries in our SOL recommends section, and you can also follow us on Twitter, or like our Facebook page, for all our latest ScillyOnLine news and photos.

 

If you are wondering what Scilly looks like on a stunning summers day, click here for a photo tour of St Mary's from April 2013.

You can also see a great range of daily photos from the islands on Richard Pearce's Scilly webcam., or on the wonderful Isles of Scilly Facebook page. For local news, tune in to Radio Scilly on 107.9 FM on the islands, or online here, or visit their sister news website Scilly Today

     
 
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