My latest adventure

The Isles of Scilly

I had always wanted to sail on a tall sailing ship. I’d also always wanted to visit the Isles of Scilly. So when searching for a sailing holiday and finding one for a week on a tall ship touring the Isles of Scilly, I couldn’t resist!

The “Pilgrim”, registration number BM45 turned out to be a converted Brixham trawler originally built in 1895. So it was with great excitement that I travelled down to Falmouth to join her with five other passengers. The good weather provided the perfect opportunity to use my brand new Canon EOS R camera. The EOS R is mirrorless and looks like an DSLR but is smaller and lighter without a mirror mechanism. It worked faultlessly, even after getting a bit wet on the one rainy day we had.

I’d like to share with you some of the photographs from my latest adventure. It was a most memorable trip.

An island lighthouse, seen through some of the main-sail ropes and rigging of the Brixham trawler “Pilgrim”.

A seagull lands on the sails of “Pilgrim” as though wanting to pose for a picture!

Crew and passengers preparing the Brixham trawler “Pilgrim” for sailing.

The Brixham trawler ”Pilgrim” from the top of Cromwell’s Castle with cannon in the
foreground, Tresco Island.

Colourful flowers with a honey bee in the centre, Tresco Island.

The Brixham trawler “Pilgrim” with Cromwell’s Castle in foreground, Tresco Island, The Isles of Scilly.

Amazing granite rock formations typical of The Isles of Scilly.

The Brixham trawler “Pilgrim” moored at sunset with an island lighthouse in the background.

An island lighthouse seen through some of the ropes of the Brixham trawler “Pilgrim”.

The obligatory end of the cruise group photograph of passengers and crew at the stern of the ‘Pilgrim’.



If you’ve enjoyed seeing the photogaphs from my latest trip to The Isles of Scilly, please take a look at my latest book.

James Davis: 50 Years Around the World

showcases some of my favourite work, together with personal memories of my visits to more than 100 countries over the past half century



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