Abbey Court Hotel
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... housed Charles II for a while before he was declared king, in Jersey. There is an outcrop of rock on which the hermit St. Helier is purported to have lived around 550 AD - not sure about that at all. The rock is now at the end of a breakwater. There was also a demonstration of how to fire a flintlock musket and prime and fire a cannon, which was very interesting, not to say amusing, as several men in the audience were 'volunteered' to ...
... The only advantage the German patients would have had over any civilians would have been that they were underground. Three wards were laid out as they might have been at the time, and that was crowded. There were lots of side tunnels, used as store rooms, and as a kitchen, and a few unfinished tunnels.
Certainly Guernsey is still very much aware of the German Occupation, even after 70+ years, it has had a profound effect on the Island.
... off to have a haircut - it will be fresh tomorrow . A sleepless night as we are rated up and have 2 boats outside us who insist on going for late showers and early showers! As we have a day to spare we hire a car and decide to explore the whole island on Thursday. Well worth it but could not even use half a tank of ...
So we've had a week in Guernsey. Christina took us for a guided tour all around the Island. Around every corner(and there are a LOT of corners) is an absolute delight. Little cottages with rose gardens, stone/granite walls everywhere. The Island is a granite rock. It's about 7 by 5 mile, shaped like a triangle, but if you add all the lanes together it's about 250 miles of road! With about 60,000 people.
... exploring the many lane ways and old stone stairways! It is so steep here.
Later on we went to visit Amy and see her flat. It is in an amazing location right on the waterfront opposite Castle Cornet and the harbour. We met Andrew too. I can remember him as a little boy and being good friends with my brother Jamie, we had lots of fun times all together.
We are really enjoying the time here and trying to fit in some relaxing ...