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Castle Coronet

A view of Cornet Castle (fort) originally built in the 1200’s that is located right at the harbor in St. Peter Port.
It was nice to be able to speak the local language fluently - Exploring Guernsey & Sark in the Channel Islands (7/16-7/22/13)

July 22nd 2013
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 Nor ... read more
Europe » Channel Islands » Guernsey » St Peter Port

Channel Islander Flag The island of Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II.... ... read more
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