Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 DELL PRINTER 1800:681:7208 installation CONTACT DELL Tec*h care 24/7
  2. 2 Visiting Plitivce National Park
  3. 3 Russia in two weeks in December
  4. 4 Schengen Rule
  5. 5 Anthropology and Archeology for the Turkey Traveler
  6. 6 Amalfi Coast - November - Few Questions/Queries in our mind
  7. 7 Speeding ticket in France, need help understanding ticket
  8. 8 Base recommendation for Mosel and Rhine
  9. 9 9 Days in Spain
  10. 10 Orvieto - dealbreaker? Hourly bell chimes even in the night?
  11. 11 Norway Honeymoon
  12. 12 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  13. 13 Trip Report It’s Thursday, it must be Seyðisfjörður. A 10 day Iceland road trip
  14. 14 Southern Iceland itinerary add-ons!
  15. 15 Restaurants Barcelona , Seville and Granada
  16. 16 Our future trip to Greece
  17. 17 Basing on the Akrotiri Penisula in Crete?
  18. 18 13 Nights Greece, first time, April 2018. HELP
  19. 19 Which car rental company to use in Croatia?
  20. 20 First, jet lagged day, in Barcelona
  21. 21 Quizz !
  22. 22 Ok then, what trip was difficult to organize?
  23. 23 Pay attention to your watches !
  24. 24 Trip Report First - but not last - trip to Greece
  25. 25 Greece - when is the best time to go for warm but not too crowded?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Channel Island Hoping

Jump to last reply

Arrived in Guernsey via Gatwick from North America. I had allowed 2 hours at Gatwick to clear customs and make connection. As it turns out this was not enough and after 45 min in the custom line I had to request an exemption to the front, much to the disgust of fellow travelers. I arrived in Guernsey at 1 pm. I purchased a 2 day unlimited bus pass which turned out to be very useful. Good for 48 hours from the time of first ride and allowed me a lot of flexibility over the next few days. I arrived at my accommodations in St Peter Port at 2:30 pm. I had chosen to stay at the Forester Arms. The room is very clean and well set up with room to move around and a view of the harbour. It is not fancy but has all the amenities I needed, including a great shower, and is very reasonably priced. It was nice to have a pub downstairs for a relaxing night cap before tucking in. It is a quiet pub so noise was not an issue.

Guernsey - Day 1

Walked along the road up to Sausmarez Manor. This is one of the well publicized attractions in St Peter Port. They have mini put, train rides, tea room, souvenir shop and a garden. I was only interested in the garden but if I had been traveling with my family it would have been nice to have these other things to entertain them while I was in the garden. I found this to be a very unique and interesting garden and I wandered happily and took photos for 90 minutes. There are 40 different kinds of bamboo thriving in this small area, there is also a stream and large pond with ducks. When the breeze blows through the bamboos are better than any wind chime. Added to this the whole garden acts as a sculpture garden. There are over 300 first quality sculptures on display. A real artistic eye has been used to place these sculptures and as you spot them in each nook and cranny them seem to really belong. What else you see will depend on the time of year you visit but I saw camellias (they have 300), blue bells, campanula and spring bulbs...plus ducklings!

From Sausmarez Manor I made my way out to coast and walked the coast trail home. This allowed me to wander through miles of blue bell carpeted woods, see great views of the coast and visit the famous Blue Bell Wood. This walk felt great after all night on the plane and I was well ready for dinner. Ate at Le Petit Bistro. This is one of Guernsey’s top rated restaurants. The food was excellent and the wine list is extensive. Of course there is a price tag that goes along with this.

26 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement