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Guernsey: Any good or is it a great big pile of pants?

Guernsey: Any good or is it a great big pile of pants?

Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 01:08 AM
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Oh dear. It's not looking good. So far we have:

Beige cows

Some german gun emplacements

Wife swapping

Clematis (isn't a clematis that thing that us blokes can never find?)

Stones.

There MUST be something else. Musn't there?
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 01:41 AM
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We enjoyed Guernsey - we've been 3 times. Very pretty villages, coastal path, huge sandy beaches and lots of boats. Take a boat trip to Herm or Sark, both islands without cars. It is a bit like the English seaside, back in time - clean and polite and with traffic junctions where you are required to give way in turn. There is some good seafood to be tried too.

Here are some pictures from our last trip - even one of a cow

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/329357/index.html
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 01:55 AM
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CW

<<Clematis (isn't a clematis that thing that us blokes can never find?)>>

no wonder you've been occupying the attentions of m'learned friends so often!



regards, ann

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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 02:22 AM
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Victor Hugo lived there (had a special house for wife and husband swopping) the aquarium in the underground hospital is ok. Tomatoe wine? The highest tides in the world make the boating great. Visit Herm, Sark and alderney (like guernsey but without the excitement)

If I went again it would be for the boating.

Now the use of the word "bint" makes me question your nationality. Are you really from North Africa?.....
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 02:29 AM
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No. Central Hampshire. The bint is from the middle east though (via Finchley)
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 05:58 AM
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About the wife and house bit, if I recall correctly, the originator of that line was the late, very great, American writer, Lewis Grizzard, from a tiny town a little south of Atlanta.
He had a number of wives, I believe, each one a little younger and prettier than the last. And at the time of his demise, they each had a lovely home.
Lewis Grizzard - a great man who had an unfailing belief in home ownership.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 06:55 AM
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CW:

Hope yuo decide to go, so we can get a feel for your opinions on these outposts. I came close to visiting while in St. Malo a few years ago...the day we were going to ferry over, threatened rain and the sea looked very rough
even from shore, we cancelled.....

Clematis! LOL...we have a street with same name in our area, and I'll now chuckle each time we pass it....may even share the joke with wife...

Thit_Cho and Maria:

Thank you both for the excellent photos, each of which draws a pic of the islands.

stu t.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Cholmondley - I totally loved Guernsey! We started off by staying in a small but charming hotel on the road front facing the harbour but our bed was so unfortable we opted out after two days and moved to a wonderful larger hotel on the hill, but, the draw back is all the action( meaning restaurants & bars) seem to be down on the harbour area so meant either a taxi or waiting for a bus.
Don't hire a car whatever you do - complete waste of time. The bus service is excellent and cheap - goes everywhere you would want to drive.
We went in Summer so the Island was covered in flowers and sunny weather - I wish you the same.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 09:36 AM
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I have been chuckling over the back and forths on this post.  But today I finally "got" the reference to clematis and now I am rolling on the floor laughing.  Maybe I am wrong and making too much of something that wasn't meant to be funny.Actually after a day trip from St. Malo to Jersey, a longer trip there with side jaunts to Guernsey, et al. is on my list of want to dos.  I enjoyed the links to pictures; they have moved the desire up a few notches.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 10:04 AM
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I have to disagree about car hire - it's relatively cheap and relaxing and allowed us to explore all the nooks and crannies of the island at our own pace. The maximum speed limit on the island is 35 miles per hour and there are little back roads where horses, bicycles and pedestians have right of way and the speed limit is 15mph. For a small island, it's surprisingly easy to get lost - but not for too long!
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 10:13 AM
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try cow-tipping.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 10:36 AM
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Stay away from the sheep.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 10:39 AM
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She doesn't know how to tell you she'd rather go to southern California and see real beach young persons. Afraid you'll laugh at her.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 10:42 AM
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Stoke - she's an iraqi*. Care to guess how much she wants to go to the USA?

*Actually the daughter of Iraqis. Her parents were expelled from Iraq in the 60s.
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Oh, dear. Apologies; please forget I/we butted in.
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I hear there's a great school there that specializes in underwater wickerman weaving...
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Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 12:41 AM
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I hear there's a great school there that specializes in underwater wickerman weaving... >>>>

This is your brain on paint.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 02:59 AM
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I am in Guernsey right now for work and I love it. Its a nice place for a short break if you are into relaxing, lovely beaches, hiking etc. They have some fantastic restaurants as well. I dont know if I could do a 2 week holiday here, but a weekend or 3/4 days with trips to Sark and Herm would be perfect!
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Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 03:45 AM
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Hows the wife-swapping going? I hear it's the done thing there.

Any hotel recommendations? Bear in mind its for a bint - so all that fluffy pink stuff would be nice.

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Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 03:53 AM
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Well, as a female I would be more into husband swapping but I have never heard of that here...

I always stay at Old Government House because its in town and when I am alone at night I feel safe walking home. You could also try Fermain Valley, heard thats nice too but its not in St Peter Port.

OGH has a great restaurant as well.
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