The Channel Islands
I love walking along the cliff paths in Guernsey with my family with a picnic, especially from Le Gouffre to Petit Pot Bay. Lihou Island is also a good day out, you can only cross the causeway at certain tides and the children love it! The Autumn walking festival in September is coming up from 4 - 12 Sept.
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20 minutes by boat from St Peter Port, Guernsey is Herm Island. No cars, so very quiet. Two absolutely stunning beaches within 20-30 mins walk of the harbour.
Costal path walk with views of Frances, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark and the Barclay twins' castle on Brechou. There are cafes at the beaches and a hotel and restaurant by the harbour.
In 2007 a day trip for 2 adults and 2 children was £27.00 (cheaper if you go on the 08.30 boat).
Guernsey is a very nice island in the Channel. I go there on holiday because my Nana lives there. When we go there we stay at a campsite with a swimming pool, but it’s an outdoor one so sometimes it’s cold. I like the little chapel which is made from bits of broken pottery. It is a good place to play hide and seek and it is echoey. I also like the North Show especially the Battle of the Flowers parade as lots of people dress up and sometimes the costumes are funny. There is a very good beach called Petit Bot with lots of rocks and really big waves. There were some beach ducks and Mummy and me saw some ducklings eating seaweed and two walked right past Daddy’s foot.
There is a nice restaurant called Bruce Russell’s with a goldsmith’s next door and a playground for children. There is also a castle called Fort Grey. When I went there was a play going on and I was a French warship and went “La Boom! La Boom”. I made a cross face when the English won the battle.
From Eleanor Teather (age 9)
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