I decided to go to the Isles of Scilly because a) I'd never been there before, b) I thought I might be able to clam them as a country, and c) I could get there without flying.
I finished work on a Thursday and caught the sleeper train from Paddington down to Penzance, walked from the railway station over the harbour and got aboard the Scillonian III. Unfortunately the crossing was far from smooth, and I spent the entire crossing in a bunk in the lowest deck of the boat that I could find.
During my four day stay on the islands the weather was changeable, it would alternate between clear skies with bright sunshine, to heavy rain, and the transition between the two could take mere minutes. This did give some spectacular sun sets.
I was staying on St Mary's but I managed to get over to Tresco, St Agnes and Gugh (and managed to walk the coast of all of them). Each island has it's own 'feel'. Tresco is very much a holiday island, with most of the properties being let out to visitors. St Mary's has most of services used by the tourists. Gugh seemed to have only one house on the entire island!
People seem to go back to the Isles of Scilly to holiday again and again and again. All of the people I talked to were serial visitors.