We bought a guide book a few weeks before our holiday in Guernsey and there were a few places we really wanted to see. We didn’t make it to all of them…but here are the ones we did get to.
Castle Cornet, St Peter Port
Fort Grey – views of and from our local fort
The Occupation Museum
When I joined the Bath WI book club, they were talking about which books they had enjoyed and the only one that had universal approval was ‘the Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society’ by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I downloaded it to my Kindle over a year ago but hadn’t got round to reading it so this holiday seemed the perfect time. It is a brilliant book and as we explored the island I felt I was carrying the characters and events around with me. It made me really interested in the German occupation of Guernsey and how life must have been, so I was adamant we must visit the German Occupation Museum. I don’t have many photos – just this one of the convex mirror relflecting us watching the short film about the occupation – but it was fascinating and I am so glad we went.
The WWII feel of the island is helped by the number of old cars around and the sound of propeller planes.
The Little Chapel
This is like a grand Wendy house church covered in china mosaic and shells. It sounds a bit twee I know, but I really liked it. You can read more about it here: the little chapel
A wonderful house – only open as part of a tour, but our tour guide was fascinating – along with subtropical gardens, coppersmith and sculpture trail: http://www.sausmarezmanor.co.uk/
Almost there…just Herm to go (it could be worse; I took 1,111 photos during the week!)