The glorious white sand beach of Pentle Bay on Tresco is fringed on the landward side by gentle dunes.
Among the marram grasses are unexpected patches of wild flowers and ferns.
Above the dunes is a coastal path
bordered by more wild flowers and grasses.
It is rare, on the Isles of Scilly, to meet someone who is visiting for the first time – and if you do, it is likely the ‘first timer’ will return again and again. The islands are a Designated Area of Natural Beauty and in an age of hustle and bustle their tranquility provides a magical release, a ‘massaging of the soul’. The picture below (together with several of my posts in recent weeks) explains something of the lure of the Isles.