Queen of the Isles | Paper Shipwright The MV Queen of the Isles was a small passenger/cargo ferry launched in 1964 to provide extra capacity on the route from Cornwall to the Scilly Isles. Traffic declined and she was sold, serving as an excursion steamer in the Irish Sea, as a ferry around Tongo in the Pacific and as a small cruise ship – before being abandoned as a derelict hulk in New Zealand.
The Scilly Isles, 30 mi. off the southwest coast of England, supposedly enchanted finds people can arrive via ferry, fishing boat, plane, or helicopter. These amazing islands 1/2 in the warm gulf stream, half in the typical Atlantic currents, have tropical gardens with powdery sand beaches or moors, seabirds, rocky reefs, whitecaps, puffins,and seals on another side. Well worth a visit and the helicopter ride transport gives great views.
We live is such a wonderful part of the world, the wild Atlantic coast, the calm Southern coast, Rugged Dartmoor, Forested Exmoor, the magical Scilly Isles & in this case a short hop on the ferry to our annual French Camp. The French sailing schools leave our English counterparts in a bygone age.
ISLES OF SCILLY, ENGLAND Crystal-clear waters, perfect sand, and a sub-tropical climate might not come immediately to mind when thinking of England's beaches. But Par Beach on St. Martin's, one of five inhabited Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall, is a true find. Getting here is as easy as a flight from Exeter, Newquay, or Land's End (or by ferry from Penzance).