Island Life

  • Escape to the Isles of Scilly

    A few photos of our wonderful islands for you to enjoy- do you know where any of these places are? IMG_0554

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  • Carreg Dhu: The Garden of St. Mary's

    We recently took a stroll through the wonderful Carreg Dhu gardens, based on St. Mary's.

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    These beautiful gardens, pronounced locally as "Crake Dew", are a community garden near Longstone Terrace

    This means that you can go along and help maintain the garden, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of it.

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    They even have a whole section dedicated to the history of the Narcissi industry.

    Have you ever been?

    For more information on the gardens, take a look here: http://www.scillyonline.co.uk/carreg.html

  • 25th Year World Pilot Gig Championship in Scilly

    This weekend, we celebrate the 25th World Pilot Gig Championship here on Scilly.

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    People come from all over the world to visit and compete- the island population triples in size for this event, the streets heaving with people!

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    There are some beautiful colours on the gigs against the oceanic blue of our seas. 
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    Wishing everyone who takes part luck this weekend!

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  • Resident Dolphin on St. Mary's

    If you are a member of any Isles of Scilly social media pages, you will have found it impossible to miss the exciting news that we have a new visitor to the islands!

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    This friendly and inquistive dolphin has been identified as "Nick" who has been seen around the South West Coast before.

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    He has been frolicking with the locals, and seems to love all the attention he has been receiving!

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    Have you ever seen a dolphin on Scilly?

    For video footage of Nick playing alongside the boats, take a look at Crusader Island Boat Trips video here: on.fb.me/1rwY90y

  • Scented Narcissi Survives the Storms

    After a long period of high winds and tides on the islands,  we are delighted to say that not only are our flowers flourishing, with new varieties coming up every day, we also had little to no disruptions to our deliveries during the storms.

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    Despite having faced the worst storms on the Islands since 1980, the flower farmers of Scented Narcissi have been working furiously to battle the elements, and with the help of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, kept business open as usual shipping their flowers across to the Mainland.

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    It’s been a challenging time logistically for us, but it has not affected the quality of the Scented Narcissi we have sent out, and thanks to the efforts of the Steamship Company, and our Courier service, has had little to no disruption to the delivery of our bouquets.

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    Astonishingly, even with winds of up to 90mph recorded these delicate scented blooms continue to flourish

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    Rob Hale of Tremelethen Farm said “The huge undertaking of hedge planting around the hundreds of tiny fields to create a ‘Shelter Belt’ over the last 25 years provides protection from the wind to the majority of the crop.  The loss is minimal after such a sustained period of high wind strength- it’s amazing more damage has not occurred“

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