Guernsey – The Channel Islands

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Really enjoyable sail to Guernsey, left before sunrise with ice on the deck – freezing, but as the sun came up it remained cold but was beautiful clear bright day.

We endured some rough weather whilst in Guernsey but it was winter after all.  Phil took some great pictures of waves crashing over the breakwater and lighthouse.

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Rough Weather in Guernsey

Really enjoyed walking and exploring the island, we walked all the coastal cliff paths (hilly and muddy) with spectacular views, and cycled the northern beaches and the interior.   The whole island is very beautiful.

Also read the “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” book.  Really enjoyed this book and can image many of the scenes having visited the landmarks as well as the hardships of war and invasion.  It is written very well and in a refreshing style in the form of letters back and forth to people rather than a story.

The marina was very quiet (being winter) and we were one of three boats in there but it was often rough and bouncy each time the tide rose above the cil (can only enter 2 hours before and after high tide each day).

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