SV8608 : Sunset over Annet

taken 13 years ago, near to St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, Great Britain

Sunset over Annet
Sunset over Annet
The Isles of Scilly consist far more of sky and sea than land; here the sun sets over Annet which even from just three quarters of a mile away on Troy Town campsite, St Agnes, is just a thin line.

The Islands are the tips of the most westerly of a series of granite domes which form the most of high ground of the South West peninsula of England. From the west these are Scilly, The Penwith peninsula (Land's End), Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor.

High Willhays on Dartmoor reaches 621m above sea level SX5889 : High Willhays, but time and the Atlantic Ocean have taken their toll on Scilly and the best that can be managed is around 50m at what used to be called “coastguards” on St Mary's SV9112 : Corsican Tower, Telegraph.

Probably due to its exposed position at the south west of the archipelago Annet is the largest of the islands to have never been inhabited and has been designated as a bird sanctuary for many years, it is an important breeding site for the Puffin and Manx Shearwater.

On a 1:50,000 scale map Annet has just one 10 metre contour. The 1:25,000 scale shows that it does pass 15 metres, still “just a wave above the sea”.
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Saturday, 14 August, 2004   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 February, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! SV 863 085 [100m precision]
WGS84: 49:53.6865N 6:22.1168W
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