My wife Jenny and I had sailed out from Penzance to St Marys on board the MV Scillonian
III but we were bound for St Martins.
All too soon, our holiday was over but there was time for a morning trip out to the uninhabited island of Annet to see puffins other seabirds and seals before catching the MV Scillonian
back to Penzance.
The sea crossing to the Scillies from Penzance on the classic Scillonian
takes up to three hours and costs from PS55.
Families of two adults and up to three children can go to the islands from Penzance for PS69.50, travelling on the iconic passenger ferry Scillonian
III, on dates right through to October.
The new route is in addition to the Skybus fixed-wing flights from Land's End, Newquay and Exeter, and the seasonal Scillonian
III ferry from Penzance.
So it would have been rude not to accept his invitation to a wine-tasting (PS18.50pp) at his vineyard in Holy Vale, which produced the first Scillonian
Some subjects examined include the Scillonian
entrance graves, chambered cairns and settlements during the Orcadian Neolithic, ritual and religion in Neolithic Crete, the megaliths of northern Guernsey, and evidence for ritual surrounding the unclothed human body on prehistoric Malta during the temple period.
III sails from Penzance to St Mary's from March to November, up to seven days a week, from 43 [pounds sterling] one-way.
ANSWERS: 1 High jump; 2 Matthew Flinders; 3 The mountain ash; 4 Fingal's Cave; 5 A Scillonian
; 6 Conspiracy Theory; 7 A thatcher; 8 Denmark; 9 Georges Simenon; 10 Edward VII.
III ferry crossings from pounds 21 (0845 710 5555 or www.ios-travel.co.uk)
"We all have sandwiches at the Scillonian
Club after each match win, lose or draw.