Isles of Scilly Adventure I
May 10 @ 11:00 - May 16 @ 14:00 CEST1456€
Voyage No. 1412
Penzance – Penzance
Islands are by their nature historically part of traditional sail routes. Filled with history, stories and fascinating nature. Isles of Scilly is no different. It’s strategic position has served as an important maritime area throughout history. Also for privateers and smuggling luggers like Grayhound back in the 17th century. The islands also boasts with it’s sub-tropical climate. Making it ideal for a wide range of flora and fauna. Many migrating birds has the Scillies as a favourite stop-over. The sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and dramatic nature invites us for a proper adventure.
After leaving the harbour on the busy mainland we sail along the beautiful rugged coast of Cornwall and finally head straight into the Atlantic. You will be fully involved in setting sails, reefing, trimming, jiibing and steering as we make our way through the waves of the Celtic Sea. The crew will teach and guide you all the way. After 10-12 hrs and about 30 miles we will reach the Isles of Scilly and head for anchorage by one of its 55 islands.
The weather will dictate our cruise from island to island. The unpredictable whims of the winds and tides will tell us where we go. Sailing between them is hands-on and you will be part of the watch teams helping to navigate from island to island. There are great chances of spotting beautiful sea animals like sharks, dolphins, puffins and seals. We will drop anchor by sandy white beaches, rocky sea cliffs and secluded coves. The crystalclear waters and the, hopefully, mild and sunny weather will invite you for a swim or a row ashore and have a relaxed beach stroll. Or a hike to one of the many historical sites and learn more about the rich and dramatic history and archaeology of the Scillies. As we ease into the more simple and peaceful way of life we might enjoy a beer or two onboard or head for the beach and make a barbecue with fresh locally grown food as the sun sets.