For those of you that only know of the Channel Islands off the coast of California, the ones we sailed to are located 10-30 miles to the northwest of France.
The Channel Islands have a very interesting and unique history. When the Normans first controlled Normandy, currently part of France, the Channel Islands were part of Normandy and thus belonged to the Duke of Normandy. In 1066 when the Norma... Read Full Entry
Like so many others we love to travel and we love to sail so cruising makes a lot of sense. Janice has retired from Cornell as a business manager and Bob has retired from South Seneca school district as the high school principal. It's time to sell the house, get rid of whatever doesn't fit on our 40 foot Caliber LRC named Tsamaya (this means Travel Well in Setswana) and set off to see the world. Our reasons for publishing this blog is twofold, first to keep in touch with our friends and family and secondly to share our experiences. If you would like to receive notification when we have added ... full info
The Candie GardensThe formal gardens which once belonged to the Candie household are now public gardens that are well maintained.
Victoria Tower in St. Peter PortWe thought this was quite the monument to commemorate the visit of Queen Victoria in 1846. It stands high on a hill in St. Peter Port.
A Well Used Man-Made PondAt first glance you would think the boat on the right was a real one pulled up to a dock, but you can see it is a radio controlled model that was using the very large model boat pond located near the yacht club.
Seawater Filled PoolsThey had the same type of swimming pools that we saw in the Azores where the sea water comes into the pool when it is high tide.
Their Own CurrencyStores accept the British Pound and the Euro but they have their own Guernsey currency as well.
Welcome to SarkThis tunnel had been blasted through in order to make a connection to this harbor. It is now where you arrive by ferry.
Proud of This HonorSark was awarded this status due to the ability to see the night sky so well without having street lights to hinder your vision.
On Little SarkWe forgot our portable tripod so Bob stretched out his arm to try this one!
Proud of their Gold WinnersThe mailbox at the Sark post office was painted gold and will remain that way for 4 years as it is in honor of the 2 from Sark that won gold in the Summer Olympics in London.
Walk Down to the HarborA couple of views of the walk down the hill to the harbor on Sark – it was very lush and green.
The Doctor's VehicleThe Doctor’s vehicle is similar to what is used to pull the fire engine located on Sark.
One Mode of TransportationOne of the ways you can travel around the island of Sark is by horse and buggy. No cars are allowed on the island, only tractors.