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Travel Blogs from St. Aubin
Guernsey (Channel Islands) in July is spectacular with every nook and cranny being planted with hanging baskets and other floral displays...it was quite magical. We were blessed to have four days of perfect weather and hardly saw a cloud in all the time here - it was pleasantly warm without being too hot.
Ian was born in Guernsey and has the family of two Aunts still living here. We caught up with all the Brennan family ...
... of island history. This was a bicentennial project & are beautifully done. Our day in Sark was another step back in time to a place with no cars, where all transport is by tractor, bicycle, horse & cart or shank's pony. We had a tractor pull us, in a tram, up from the port & then had a horse & cart ride for a couple of hours around much of the main island. The island is administered by a parliament of 26 elected plus ...
... St. Peter Port. We ended up visiting the house where Victor Hugo lived when he wrote Les Miserables. I can see how this would be an inspiring location! This evening was one of 2 formal nights on the ship. We dressed up, had our picture taken, watched the champagne waterfall, listened to the captain's speech, and had a wonderful dinner. After dinner we caught a show and had a nightcap and a dance at one of the bars on the ship. ...
... which is still charging ACSI rates and is within easy driving distance of the ferry. This is very good because one year with the caravan, at the beginning of July we had to pay 42e for a pitch at St Malo!!!!
On our way we make a detour to see another lighthouse - the Phare du Carteret. The 2 towns appear on ...
... To cut a long story short, especially as this post is basically to say I have arrived safely, the spinnaker came down and came down dry, bit of a result really!
I will have to go now will add more when time allows, got to victual up before the shops shut.
I will add some photos later, adios or should I say adieu. Or even bye for now.
Final words locked into basin verban in St Malo at 2145 last night so the journeytook me 18 hours, I slept well last ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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