Bovine Juice wrote:
Yeah welcome Kev. I will make my way over to your blog at some point.
Scilly Isles eh? Always wanted to go there just to order a pint in the most southern part of these islands!
That's not the most common reason why people visit, but I'll make sure I have a beer for you next time I'm out!
Channel Islands are more southerly, although they're pretty much in France so they don't count. And we've got better beer.
Questions, questions, questions....
So what's the "better beer" that you Scillians (?) drink?
Why do people visit the Scilly Isles? Is it for the weather, landscape or wildlife?
And which out of the two local footy teams do you support?
And good call on the Ronettes (less keen on Spacemen 3/Spiritualised).
We have a local micro brewery which does a few ales, lots of the beer here comes from Cornish brewers. We're talking real ale rather than lager. You can get a Carlsberg or Guinness in pretty well every pub here though. I like Doom Bar which is brewed by Sharps in North Cornwall. Scilly is not part of Cornwall though, this is a point that should be fully understood!
People visit for all the reasons you mentioned. Where else in the UK do you get white sands? We get more hours of sunlight than anywhere else in Britain. I don't have a car, but when I did the keys would remain in the ignition and the doors unlocked. A lot of people here never lock their front doors.
You can't get away with theft here. If you nick my car, what are you going to do with it? You can hardly flog it to a dealer a few hundred miles away. Things police themselves here, of course there are problems, the same as anywhere else though.
The local footy teams... I've played for both. The way they work is like picking teams in a school playground. At the start of the season all the people who want to play get together, and the 2 captains pick players one by one. You can play in the league for 20 years and alternate teams every season!
I don't play in the league any more and I haven't watched a game for years.
I put Phil Spector above most human beings - purely on music, not his 'extra curricular' activities. The Ronettes were his masterpiece. I have every song (as far as I know) that they've ever made.
One of the few people I put above Spector is Jason Pierce. I bought my first Spiritualized album mid 90s. Wasn't too fussed about it. It was 4 years on from that that it all clicked and I realised they were the reason that ears were created.
Same with Spacemen 3. Neither band are first listeners, they require some efforf but it's WELL worth it.