After a stop over in London last Sunday night (July 1st), where I met up with Michelle & Richard for midnight Chinese, I hopped on a (very) small plane to get to the island of Guernsey. I had no idea what to expect and the clouds were so low and miserable, I hadn’t seen much by the time I arrived on the ground.
The apartment Im staying in is lovely. (http://www.albanyselfcatering.com/) Its basically a 2 bedroom house, with a balcony and a swimming pool out the back. I’ve settled in quite well there, and its less than a 10 minute walk to work in the morning so I’m definitely not complaining! Work is going well, great to be back after my 5 month holidayJ
The island itself is lovely. It reminds me of Tramore, except Guernsey has much steeper hills and they last for longer! Yes, this place was built on a hill.. and i live at the top of it, so if I want to go into the town I am faced with an uphill battle! During the week I walked around the town itself, taking different routes each time so now I know my way down to St. Peter Port going a few different ways, and to the main food shops! Walking is the main mode of transport hereL
This weekend I decided to start my “tourist” buzz and went down to St. Peter Port to hop on a bus! The first bus took me towards the “Little Chapel” which is such a tiny chapel…( http://www.thelittlechapel.org/) The Ronan clan definitely wouldn’t all fit in there! After that, instead of waiting for a bus I decided to walk to the next stop which was a German Occupied Museum (http://www.occupied.guernsey.net/occ_museum.htm) I stopped and had my lunch near a beach called the Petit Bot, and then walked onto a German underground hospital which housed german soldiers during WW2! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/guernsey/content/articles/2004/07/20/german_military_underground_hospital_about_feature.shtml)
Very eerie..I was glad of the noise of a school tour because the dead silence would have scared the beejaysus out of me! When I got back to the bus terminal it was getting late, so I just hopped on a bus that went the whole way around the island, which took 90 minutes at about 20 mph the whole way!
Saturday night one of the girls in the office invited me out for food & drinks so a drink first, then we had curry chips and a burger on the beach watching the sunset on cobo bay!!
Sunday, I decided to get a boat to Herm Island. http://www.herm-island.com
It was fantastic there. A walk around the island took 90 minutes and when I was done, I sat down on a rock, red my book & chilled out in the sunshine! It was so relaxing!