Another fine morning. Well, we WERE going to hire bikes but Rob wasn't confident about his knee which has been causing problems so we chilled at the site again for an hour or so before heading down to town via a pottery. Potter is a remarkable old man - very tall, nice hat, very old. Been on Scilly for 50+ years. Nice pots, etc. We bought a little one.
To our favourite beach side cafe for coffee. Intended to have snack too but they only served full lunches and it was abit early. Also a 30 minute wait! We haven't had much success there with food yet. It was spoilt abit by a grandma reading her grandson a story VERY LOUDLY. Seem to be alot of tall, loud people around today. Most of them seem to have boats here.
Haven't seen Ted yet today. Probably having a lie-in or hiding somewhere.
Rob managed to get a knee support but we'll stick with Katie, the old fashioned bus tour for today. Bikes tomorrow?
Katie started it's life in Birmingham
where it was built. It then went to Guernsey and was used there for a few years. The driver appenticed as bus mechanic/driver in Banbury. South West accent though (driver not bus). It is the only Austin bus left running in the country. The driver had bilateral knee replacements - 1 five weeks ago and the other six weeks ago! Doesn't seem to hold him up walking or driving. Football has alot to answer for to knees as Rob knows too.
Ted's not on the bus but we did see him walking by eating a pastie.
Really interesting and enjoyable trip with lots of 'inside information' provided by driver. Whetted our appetites for exploration by bike. Spent rest of afternoon boat people watching. Fascinating.
Enjoyable evening on site reading and chatting to our neighbour.
Rob's getting very good at conversing with seagulls. Sounds uncannily like his 'Uncle John' impression!