On Thursday it happened to be my host's birthday, so after the day was done we had a barbecue and celebrated with some champagne and birthday cake. It was a quiet celebration and we went to bed at a very reasonable hour.
The cake Tash's mom made for her.
The next day I spent on the beach and then headed back to the cafe. It was my first experience working the bistro, which is the dinner reservation night. It was busy, but not too busy. I helped prep food, serve and bus tables.
Saturday was our big night out. We had some pasties, basically meat pies, while we waited for Tash's brother to finish dinner. He has a small boat and agreed to take us to Tresco for the beerfest that night. We hurried down to the quay when we heard his quad start up and met him there. It was a chilly ride, with the wind at our faces, but it was gorgeous watching the sunset across the water.
This was a church on the way to the pub.
The "beerfest" was the quietest one I've ever been to. Basically, all it meant was that they had more beer on tap than they usually do. There was also a band playing. We had a few drinks, but closing time was 11 o'clock. Coming from Korea, where the bars never close, and Canada where the closing time is 2 o'clock, I was kind of shocked to find out how early pubs close. I guess they are just being responsible? Once we got everyone together, we walked back to the boat using Julian's extremely bright flashlight app, which lived up to its name. On the boat ride back, I got to see marine phosphorescence for the first time! It was a really neat experience. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures, although I don't think they would have turned out a the speed we were going anyways.
Sunday was a lazy day. I had caught a cold and didn't feel up to much, so I just read in bed and did some laundry and cleaning for the day.