Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Exploring Guernsey

We have had a great week in Guernsey, despite very changeable weather including heavy rain, sunshine, freezing cold sea fog and a bit of mean wind. We have spent the time exploring but also relaxing and getting to know the systems on the boat and completed the first scheduled maintenance tasks. We have met some lovely people and felt very welcome here. The guys in the harbour are so helpful and friendly.

The island has got great history, having been occupied by the Germans in the second world war, and a mixture of French and British culture and language, it is a self governed with it's own parliament. It has an amazing ragged coastline with huge tides, fabulous local produce (especially seafood) and a fantastic bus service, which we have used for doing some lovely walking.

Cliff Walk in the fog - wildflowers
View from Cliff Walk
Gardens on the cliff walk
High Street St Peter Port
Herm Island
Castle Cornet - just amazing, could have spent a whole day!
Loved yellow phone boxes and blue post boxes
Sea Fog - the Castle has gone!
It got pretty packed in some nights
Askari and Andrew with Castle Cornet behind
Night out at fab La Perla Restaurant with Brixham Bay Hoppers
Thanks to Tony (centre) for a great meal recommended by Simon & Lisa
Exploring the wild West Coast
Vazon Bay - West Coast
Next stop Caribbean - where it might be warmer?!
Beautiful beaches - Perelle Bay
Defensive posts all over the island
Fort Samaurez, L'Eree 
Guernsey Flags everywhere

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