Fraternising with the enemy

Today we visited the Jersey War Tunnels, housed is an underground tunnel complex (yup - even more German concrete) built largely by Forced & Slave Labour and about 4 miles inland from St. Helier. The entry Gate Guardian is a German Sturmgeschütz III Assault Gun, shown in the header image (I tell you this because …

Jersey Tour

I imagine by now you’re all getting a bit sick of beach photos... sorry but it’s hard not too. We’re on Jersey now and had a coastal tour today The island is only 9 miles by 5 miles, but progress is slowed by the tiny winding roads in the North. Perhaps even more than Guernsey, …

Herm

Today, an excursion to Herm Island, about 20 mins on the little Ferry from Guernsey. It's tiny - You can walk around the coastal path in about 2 hours. I took this photo in St. Peter Port harbour at Guernsey at about mid tide because it shows well the depth. Guernsey has the highest tidal …

One of our engines is being a bit naughty

We've arrived, but very little thanks to Condor Ferries who, short of not actually drowning us, haven't done much to make us love them. We received a call last night advising that the Ferry had a broken engine, one of the three fitted, meaning that the crossing would take longer (slower speed due 2 engines …

Bournemouth

So, we are in Bournemouth for the night. We came here by train from London Waterloo station, and arrived just-in-time for afternoon tea and a stroll along the front. The weather was a perfect English spring day: the Sun was out, no rain and just a slightly chilly breeze. I stopped for an ice cream …

A Gentle Tour?

I've just about got over the jet lag from China. My Fitbit is telling me that I've been doing a great deal of "Deep Sleep" which is what tends to be missing when on Tour, so I should be just about ready for the next one! I leave on Friday 10th May. I've taken on …