Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd July 2011
A weeks holiday in the Channel Islands taking in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark.
London to Poole to Jersey
Sunday 17th July 2011
First day of our holiday, got the train to Poole in the morning, lunch at the Poole Arms, then a very rough crossing to Jersey in the afternoon. In the evening dinner at Casa Velha (a Portuguese restaurant in St. Helier) and stayed at the Royal Yacht Hotel.
Driving around Jersey
Monday 18th July 2011
Picked up a hire car in the morning and spent most of the day driving around Jersey in rather miserable weather conditons. Towards the end of the afternoon headed over to Rozel in the North East of Jersey where we'd be staying for the next two nights at the Chateau la Chaire.
Plemont Beach and A Night Out in Rozel
Tuesday 19th July 2011
After two rather miserable days of weather at the start of our holiday, the sun was actually shining this morning! So we tried to make the most of it while it lasted, and visited Grosnez Castle, Plemont Beach and a few other things. Also did a bit of an eating and drinking tour of Rozel, including afternoon tea at our hotel, an early evening snack at the Hungry Man Kiosk, a drink at the Rozel Bar, and dinner at the Navigator.
Jersey to Guernsey
Wednesday 20th July 2011
Got the ferry from Jersey to Guernsey today, and the weather went back to being pretty miserable again. Spent the morning in St. Helier and the afternoon/evening in St. Peter Port, wandering around both towns, and trying not to get too fed up with the crappy weather.
Thursday 21st July 2011
Fortunately the weather was much better today for our daytrip from Guernsey to Sark. We hired a couple of bikes there and did a pretty thorough job of exploring the island.
St. Peter Port, L'Eree Bay and Castle Cornet
Friday 22nd July 2011
Spent the morning in St. Peter Port doing a bit of family tree research, and then in the afternoon took the bus to the other side of Guernsey to have a look at L'Eree Bay and Lihou Island. In the evening went for a wander round Castle Cornet where they were holding a kind of musical festival.
Guernsey to Poole to London
Saturday 23rd July 2011
Last day of our holiday, mostly spent travelling back from Guernsey to London by way of Poole.