Thursday, July 28, 2016

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OLD & NEW. A Gibson photo of the "David Auterson" in 1870 ready for launching from Porthcressa (last of the Barques to be built there) and a Today one showing the view now from near the original spot.............Robin Mawer

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OLD & NEW. An 1870 Gibson photo of the "David Auterson" under construction on Porthcressa bank the last of the Barques to be built there and a photo taken from as close as I could get to where the Old was taken. I was prevented getting there by Gorse, Brambles and Bracken........Robin Mawer

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Sunset time from Porthlow and later from my window............Robin Mawer

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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OLD & NEW. A Gibson view from the Old Quay in the late 1950s I think and a present day view from the sme spot.............Robin Mawer

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Possible Grass Moth

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Nearing Sunset time from a boat at the Southern end of Annet Island ( a bird sanctuary ) with a very stong Sun/weather dog to the left of the sun. Seen from the trip were, Manx Shearwaters, Gannets, Fulmars, Puffins and Common Terns as well as Cormorant and Shags............Robin Mawer.

Monday, July 25, 2016

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Two more insects on my Fennel plant today !...........Robin Mawer

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Scillonian III arriving at 12.10pm.with Europa 2 anchored in the Roads .

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OLD & NEW. An old Gibson view from Vane Hill of the Tresco Estate Farm buildings after convertion from the Seaplane Base and a Today one taken from almost the same spot showing the recent developments of Flying Boat Club, Timeshare offices and shop..........Robin Mawer

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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OLD & NEW. A photo taken in the 1880s by Alexander Gibson of cottages in Old Grimsby, Tresco . They have all gone now and were replaced by the Island Hotel and now replaced again by new cottages and the Ruin Cafe. I was told that the barn on the right is the ruin by the Ruin Cafe ! I think this is as close as I could get to the original but I might be a long way off !............Robin Mawer

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On my large Fennel plant by my house tonight there were Soldier Beatles a Wasp and I just missed a showy Hoverfly...............Robin Mawer

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Evening Primrose is flowering prolifically this year in Scilly..........Robin Mawer

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Known as High Taper or Common/Great Mullein on Tresco today.......Robin Mawer

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Sunset time at Porthlow on Sunday evening...........Robin Mawer

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Veronica farm veggy stall.

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OLD & NEW. Town beach and the Quay in 1875 (a Gibsons photo) with the lifeboat of the wrecked "SS Schiller" in the foreground and a Today photo from the same spot cropped to the same proportions showing aong the diffrences how much longer the Quay is now, less buldings on the Quay and no trees on Tresco..............Robin Mawer

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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The very small Cruise Ship "Clio" at anchor in the drizzle in Crow Sound this afternoon with passengers visiting Tresco. She is 99.6m long with up to 89 passengers in groups of no more than 25 being looked after by 60 crew. She is now on her way to Fishguard.............Robin Mawer