However once we had arrived at St Martins campsite, which is sheltered from many winds, we quickly erected our new commodious tent and settled in.
Off in search of supplies, we found the bakery to be excellent! Then strolling on for a little explore north of Higher Town before returning back along the beach. Back to the tent to cook tea (soup/stew thing), afterwards, we strolled down to the beach to watch the sunset and rounded things off with a pint in the ‘Seven Stones’ pub, just along the road.
Watercolour sketch looking across Crow Sound and Broad Ledge to St Mary’s beyond. A4
Another lovely sunny day and we packed a rucksack to explore St Martins properly. We did a circumnavigation of the island. We had our lunch on the lovely beach of ‘Little Bay’, before continuing on. Everywhere seems to have a perfect view – great for sketching! Rounding off the day with our meal in the Seven Stones (Chicken Supreme & Fishcakes).
Heading into the hinterland of St Martins today, looking for archaeological remains. A hut circle on Top Rock Hill, a chambered cairn and kelp pit on the tidal White Island. We also had our packed lunch there and not knowing the tide times, we had to keep on eye on what the sea was doing!
This pencil sketch is of the broken head of the prehistoric statue ~ A5.
Returned to the tent for dinner (Tuna surprise), before sitting on the beach in the evening sun.
As we strolled along, we scrutinized the campsite. (Rather exposed to the westerly winds – only small tents pitched on it.) Poked our noses into St Warna’s Well – looking for bent pins, which have been found there in the past.
Lunch on the beach, which was a bit too hot and had us covering up bits of skin that were burning!
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