What Lies Beneath

The Royal Navy has been called in to deal with a bomb-laden wreck passed by thousands of sailors each year, writes Dick Durham. Each year thousands of yachts sail past the most dangerous wreck in the world and have done so for decades. Visiting sailors from France, Holland, Belgium and Germany as well as from […]


By Dick Beaumont The first time I visited the Scilly Isles was as a seven-year-old boy in 1960 for a family holiday. My dad had booked a flight out from Lands End Airport to St Mary’s to stay at a guest house there. “The Scillies had begun to weave its magical spell on me, but […]

Riddle of the Rocks

Drop the hook in the Isles of Scilly, and chances are you’ll be anchored over a wreck, as Dick Durham reports Following the discovery of wrecker’s DNA in his blood, the late novelist, John Fowles, became fascinated with the reefs that form the Scillies and which have sunk 1,000 ships. After visiting the Scillies’ notorious […]