27th October 2012
Today was day that we would be leaving Cornwall for the last time this year, we left the caravan park at about 9am and we would would join the A30 at Hayle and then we would join the M5 at Exeter and make our way for lunch at my mother-in- laws flat in Clevedon, North Somerset. The roads were so quiet it made the journey home more bearable. My Dad drove to the M5 then I took over the driving until we reached my house, and what a welcome I got from the cats Ramos and Pixi (I think they were pleased to have me home again).
|One Of The Caravan Park Cats Came In To Say Goodbye|
|All Is Calm|
|Digging For Bait|
|The Cargo Ship Had Swang Around With The Tide|
|We're Homeward Bound On the A30|
One thing that won't be here next time we come down will be the heliport, after forty eight years of service it was due to close on 31st October 2012.
Services started here on 1st May 1964, when BEA Helicopters Ltd operated the first service between Penzance and the Isle of Scilly with a Sikorsky S-61. The construction of the heliport cost £88,000.
The site of the helicopter was sold to the supermarket giant Sainsburys.
I feel sorry for the people of the Scilly, that's because if they need to go for a hospital appointment or have an emergency on the main land they either have to go by a small plane or take the 3 hour trip on the Scillonian III. Ok on calm days but I wouldn't fancy it when the seas are rough and there's a gale blowing. What didn't help the heliport was unlike other small airfields like in Scotland this Government would give the heliport any subsidies, and they couldn't keep going.
|One More Week Left|
|Clear To Land|
All Photos Taken And Owned By DDPearce Of Darrins Photography