This was a typical bay on Tresco, which is also famous for its Gardens full of exotic trees, shrubs and flowers. There were species which we recognised from Madeira, and also species from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Right across the islands were interesting gardens, fields and flowers growing wild in the hedgerows. I already have some succulents and bought a couple to bring back. I did not realise that a succulent could have such a sweet smell just from its leaves. The Aeonium Balsamiferum is filling the conservatory with its honey smell. It was interesting to see mature Black Aeoniums, of which mine is a mere juvenile, in full flower growing without protection.
Both on St Mary's and St Agnes and The Gugh, we came across wonderful large blocks of Granite eroded by wind, rain and sea into shapes which just had to be named or described. The Nag's Head on St Agnes, looking toward the sea looks more like a winged mythical creature to me.
Another beautiful arrangement of worn granite at Peninnis Head on the southern tip of St Mary's was just a short walk from Hugh Town.