Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Chinese New Year of the Horse

This Chinese New Year is the Year of the Horse (which happens to be one of my favourite animals) so to celebrate I've collated a few Scilly links concerning all things horsey!

Accommodation -

With it's privileged position, atop the Garrison on St Mary's, White Horses boasts sea and island views and an attractive terraced area for al fresco dining. For more information, see

Seahorse, one of the Sea Garden self-catering cottages on Tresco boasts a wood-burning stove, master bedroom ensuite, barbeque, balcony and sea views. See more at

Things to Do -

St Mary's Riding Centre for lessons, hacks and carriage rides -

Scilly Carriages provides leisurely carriage rides around St Mary's -

Take a trip to an off island aboard the tripper boat, Seahorse. Built locally on St Mary's, it's one of a fleet of tripper boats that form the St Mary's Boatman's Association -

Have a wander through the Higher and Lower Moors Nature trails and besides spotting birds and natural flora and fauna, you may see some Dartmoor ponies grazing the area to help with land management.

IOS Wildlife Trust Ponies grazing the Lower Moors area

Things to See -  

Oriel's Hick's beautiful stained windows are found all over the islands - follow the link to see her carousel horses and many more beautiful designs -

Horse Point - walk to the most southerly tip of St Agnes and look in awe at the fiercesome, jagged rocks. While you're there look for the Nag's Head, an ancient standing stone in the shape of a horse's head on Wingletang Down.

A nice blog article introducing you to the horses of Tresco - click here to read The Horses of Tresco.

Horses grazing on Tresco

Chinese New Year will be celebrated on 31st January. Take a look at to find out about the symbolism of the Narcissi that is famously grown on the islands and its significance in Chinese culture. Also learn more about their special bouquets to honour the occasion.

(Scroll down that page and you'll also see some stunning images of the recent stormy weather on Scilly!)

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Happy New Year!

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