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Isles of Scilly photography tour

Dates: 14-18 April 2018

Location: Based on the main island, St Mary’s, from where we’ll visit many of the off-islands by boat.

Price:   £795 per person, with no single room supplement.

Get a 5% discount if you book (and pay the deposit)    before 31 Dec 2017.

Photography of southwest England’s stunning Atlantic archipelago

Join Nigel for five days of landscape, wildlife and garden photography in the Isles of Scilly, one of the UK’s most beautiful collections of islands.

The Scillies are a nature photographer’s dream, a place of wild coastal landscapes and seascapes, a wealth of marine wildife, and the world-famous Abbey Gardens.

We’ll be based on St Mary’s, the main island, but each day we’ll travel by boat out to at least one of the outer islands to explore their photographic opportunities. A few highlights of the five days will include:

Our accommodation in the Scillies

Our base will be the friendly and attractive Wingletang Guest House, a Georgian town house in the heart of Hugh Town, St Mary’s main settlement, and just a few hundred yards from the harbour and its inter-island ferries.

To find out more about Wingletang go to: https://www.wingletangguesthouse.co.uk/

To see an outline itinerary of this photography tour click here…>

To see a gallery of sample images of the Scillies click here…>

About the Scillies

The Isles of Scilly are a magnificently beautiful collection of islands lying in the Atlantic Ocean about 30 miles southwest of Land’s End.

Although the archipelago consists of hundreds of islands, islets and rocks, only five are inhabited, with the main island St Mary’s, home to most of the 2000 population. The other inhabited islands are Tresco, St Martin’s, Bryher and St Agnes.

The landscapes within the archipelago’s sheltered aquamarine waters are typified by long, curving, sandy bays, punctuated by rocky outcrops and reefs. Those areas exposed to the Atlantic are lined with solid, barren granite ‘walls’ interspersed with rugged, wave-swept islands.

The uninhabited islands are ruled by wildlife, mainly marine species that include hundreds of Atlantic Grey Seals and thousands of birds that include cormorants, shags, fulmars, gannets, guillemots, razorbills and puffins.

The Scillies’ biggest manmade attraction is the lovely Abbey Gardens, set in a sheltered location on Tresco island. Billed as a sub-tropical garden, it comes complete with large palm trees, and is one of the only opportunities in the UK to see plants from 80 countries, including Brazil, the Canaries, New Zealand and South Africa growing in the open air, a tribute to the islands’ very mild climate.

All the islands are traffic-free, with the exception of St Mary’s, which does have a small number of vehicles, so this is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world. A network of ferries and tour boats connect the islands, making it relatively straightforward to move around.

Getting around in the Scillies

Transport between the islands is via a comprehensive network of passenger ferries. On the islands, the lack of vehicles means that walking rules, so any exploration of the Scillies involves plenty of walking. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether to sign up for this tour.

Getting to and from the Scillies

A daily ferry (except Sundays), the Scillonian, connects St Mary’s with Penzance on the Cornish mainland, the one-way passage taking a little less than three hours.

Alternatively, there are regular flights to St Mary’s from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End.

To find out more about transport to and from the Scillies, go to: https://www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/

What is included:

  1. Nigel’s guiding and photography tuition skills throughout the tour;
  2. Bed and breakfast accommodation for four nights;
  3. Inter-island boat transportation within the Scillies;
  4. Admission to Abbey Gardens.

What is not included:

  1. Travel between your home area and the Isles of Scilly;
  2. Any additional costs incurred en route between your home and the Scillies;
  3. Meals during the tour, other than breakfast;
  4. Any insurance for yourself, your belongings or your camera equipment;
  5. Any personal purchases, such as alcoholic drinks, snacks other refreshments, souvenirs, gifts, etc.

How to book and pay

To make a confirmed booking, please supply us with your name(s) and all contact details, and pay a non-returnable deposit of £150.

Payment is by BACS bank transfer, PayPal or cheque only.

Bookings are welcome right up until the last day before the tour starts (provided we can still book accommodation for you). However, to take advantage of the 5% discount on the total bill be sure to make your confirmed booking by 31 August 2017.

Please remember that your booking is not confirmed until the deposit has been received by us.

The remainder of the fee is payable by 15 January 2018.

If you would like to pay in instalments this is fine: please talk to us about this to arrange the instalments and to set up a standing order with your bank.

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