Guernsey and Jersey
04.05.2009 - 04.05.2009 18 °C
Well I have decided this year to make the most of my weekends and have been booking various weekend trips many curtosey of Ryanair - not this one. I have not updated this thing for ages as I have been busy doing other things but I have been to other places including various trips back to France and also a lovely trip to India where I landed in Mumbia and spent a week in Goa at a luxury hotel.
So my trip to Guernsey. Well this was on the first bank holiday weekend in May this year. Owain and I got the Ferry from Weymouth for the handsome some of £27.50 with Condor Ferries. The early morning was not ideal but we made the best of the bad situation and tried to have a bit of a sleep on the ferry on the way over there.
because it was bank holiday there were various things happening over there including a walk around the island which we sadly would not have had time to complete. Horse racing and a hill climb event with cars and motorcycles.
The weather was pleasant and much nicer than it had been over in England that weekend. The beaches were white sand with clear waters and although warm weather, I didn't feel the desire to dip my toe in.
The hill climb event was something that I had never seen before but my friend Owain regularly competes in them in the UK so he was really keen to see what was going on and quite interested in the vehicles.
We had some lovely lunches and snacks there with the crepes being particularly pleasant. We both had a fresh lemon and sugar crepe in the harbour and then went to one of the nearby pubs for tea.
One of the best parts about Guernsey was how cheap the transport was! It was 60p per bus ride any length you could go around the whole island if you wish although a word of warning make sure you make it entirely clean to the up coming rider that you intend on boarding as Owain and I were abandoned at the roadside by one driver that did not this us walking towards the kerbside was assertion enough to indicate that we wanted him to stop.
Jersey was to be the trip for the second bank holiday in May again for the handsome sum of £27.50 for the return ferry from Weymouth. Rain had been forecast, no scratch that torrential rain had been forecast and I was armed with my waterproof jacket and thick jumper (something I was glad of in the ferry as it was freezing!). As we headed across the channel towards Guernsey and Jersey the clouds began to lift and the rain stopped. We arrived at Elizabeth port and it was scorchingly hot! The sun was shining and the sky was blue without a cloud in site.
We first went for bread and Jersey butter, at the crab shack restaurant by the sea. The view was just beautiful and the sea was clear and blue like Guernsey. We then went for a walk in some nearby rocky outcrops and the views just got even better and reveled some sheltered rock pools and lush blue waters.
After our walk we took the bus over to the Quiksilver surf school at Watersplash. The beach was really big but sadly the waves were not and since we had not packed for the sun we decided not to dip into the water despite the sun.
The rain eventually did catch up with us at about 4pm but we still made the most of the trip and played on the sands and the parks near to the port where we needed to catch our return ferry from.