Travel Blogs from St. Helier
It was an ominous sign that the pharmacy had no Valium left in stock - the day before we set off. How relieved I was to find that the reason for our 4 hour delay was that our aircraft had been caught up in a lightening storm on the way over and needed to be checked for burns. I could definitely smell smoke during take off. Alas the flight was okay - apart from the elderly lady to my right. The persistent unpleasant smell of 'soiling' did lead to regular checks on ...
Into St Peter Port today and had a stroll around the shopping area and waterfront for a couple of hours. Had lunch in a nice Italian restaurant on the waterfront, fresh caught crayfish, prawns and crab meat, absolutely beautiful.
Went to a nice pub for a short sharpie while Joseph went to Cubs and then home for dinner, a nice relaxing day.
A drive around the island and a coupe of walks this morning up hill and down dale, saw an old observation post - battery built and used during the napoleonic wars. Also saw quite a few gunnery posts built by the Germans in the Second World War during the occupation.
A quiet relaxing afternoon was a pleasant relief from all the rushing around we have been doing.
4.30 am start, the plan, catch a Taxi to Victoria Station, Gatwick Express train to Gatwick Airport and fly to Guernsey, the only fault with the plan was, try catching a taxi at 5.30 am while struggling with 3 suitcases. The only taxi with his light on that came anywhere near us, turned his light off and drove off in the opposite ...
... a nice campsite just outside Barneville-Carteret at a little place called St. Jean-de-la-Riviere and intended to stay for 3 nights but unfortunately they close on Sunday, so we could only do 2. However it was a very nice all-singing, all-dancing site with very modernistic showers and toilets, all black marble looking with a swipe card to get in, and we made good use of all the facilities possible. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool