IN A DESERT 
IT IS EASY 
TO PROMISE 
NOT TO CATCH 
A FISH 

Arabian proverb

 
DRESSING UP FOR FREE 
Rescued from the rocks at low tide and deposited on the coastal footpath they are lying about in heaps on St. Agnes southerly shore between Wingletang Bay and Long Point. Most ramblers passing by feel induced to turn them round, lift and shake them, and even try them on. They are grey, green and blue boilersuits and denim trousers and jackets - another aftermath of the "Cita" wreck. Alas these have been tossed about in the sea for too long, they are torn, have holes and their metal buttons have gone rusty. The better ones have long passed through the local washing machines. That's why scarcely any of the fashion-minded beachcombers turns up in a boilersuit. 

The Scillonians however have a tradition to name goods-bearing coastlines after their most desirable flotsam. We have a Brandy Point and a Wine Cove on St. Martin's, a Cheese Corner on Tean, a Tobaccoman's Point on Tresco, a Barrel of Butter on the Garrison - to name but a few. May be we can look forward to an Overall Bay, a Trainers Cove, a Shorts Ledge, a Porth Tyre, a Great Door-Rock and a Mice-Point. Thanks to the blessing of the sea.        gs

 
THIS ISSUE
* The Arrivals of June 1940
* I.o.S. Environmental Trust
* What's On (see SoL diary)
* Flowering Scilly: Sea Holly
* Museum News: Problems Ahead?
* Bird Watch: Vagrants
* Some S(c)illy Pictures
* Introducing Dr. Toby Dalton
* The Link into Learning
* Letters to the Editor
 


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