I was staying in Land's End for a week and could see the Scilly Isles off in the distance from my bedroom. I've always wanted to go there as I have a mild obsession with obscure islands that I'll never visit. Except this time I made it happen. We took the Skybus to Queen Mary's without much of a plan, but ended up at the quay to find a boat that could take us to Tresco for a few hours and so we obliged. We had gorgeous sunshine all day and beautiful springtime blossoms. Combined with the aqua waters it was tough to believe we were still in the United Kingdom.