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This is Dave Burkitt and his partner Amy Cort who have won the Geographical Magazine competition to win a break at the Star Castle.  The competition ran in the September issue of the Geographical, alongside an extensive article about the Isles of Scilly which focussed on lobster fishing and Scilly's vineyards.

Dave worked for the British Antarctic Survey for almost 30 years. Most recently both Dave and Amy worked for cruise ships going to the Antarctic and the Arctic (Dave as the onboard Historian and zodiac driver, and Amy as Assistant Hotel Manager). Both retired in 2012.

Scilly has been on their list of "must see" places ever since hearing about it from several friends who live close to them in Lincolnshire. They are very much looking forward to visiting "this beautiful and enchanting place" next year.

Our thanks to the Star Castle and Geographical Magazine for hosting the competition and prize, which generated more than 2,000 qualified names for the Visit Isles of Scilly database!