Thursday 12 June 2014

Scilly season

Allow me please, to share something non-alpaca - we've just had a short 5-day break in the Isles of Scilly, planned between shows, shearing and birthing We went 9 years ago for an anniversary, and so enjoyed it, we had to go back. It may seem expensive at first, but it is special, having a rarified, quiet, un-hurried atmosphere with lots of space - you don't need a passport(!), and from boat to hotel or boat to car on your return, takes only 10 minutes, it is so simple (or you can fly). And, no I don't get commission!
This is known as 'Loaded-Camel Rock'
motor boats take you between the islands.
Sometimes the beaches can become crowded, if another family turn up!
I went on a boat trip around the outer islands and saw plenty of seals - there are Puffins, but they are a bit elusive.
Time to get the boat home...
We brought the girlsto the closest paddock for birthing, but the grass has grown so well, if a cria is born we'll have a job to find it!
It got so warm today, that I brought Scrumpys shelter over, and he recognized the shade and soon sat under it - he's not daft, he's got the Patou instinct.


  1. Glad you enjoyed your break, now get on with that shearing and grass cutting you slacker!

  2. Must be the Scilly season....................

  3. I was thinking of Mauritius next year, but now, well . . !

  4. I believe the Patou instinct is to shelter inside a tent inside a tent.