In Celtic times it's thought that many of the low lying islands in the Isles of Scilly were inhabited by Celtic monks living as hermit or in small prayerful communities. They tended to seek out remote places which felt like they were on the 'edge of the world' believing God was more readily accessible in these 'thin places'. It easy to see why when looking across the bay from St Martin's to the other islands, as shown in this photo. There's a hush, an unhurried pace of life which makes it easy to linger, to stop and to pray but there is also a presence on the islands which makes it easy to engage with God. It really is a 'thin place'.