Just got back from a holiday on the island of Guernsey. Flew out on Saturday morning the day before the storm struck the UK. Sunday was fun standing on the cliffs leaning into the hard wind, and driving the car along the North coast road being covered with sea spray. A few fences blew down around the hotel.
The rest of the week was peaceful, and warm. Did several walks and generally ended up walking in tee shirts.
Visited Herm where Rosemary picked up lots of shells. This was one day when the sun never shone, it was very misty, but warm. Even the top of Herm was out of sight, and there was no way you could see Guernsey from Herm. This was a short visit to Herm, out on the 8.30 boat and back on the 12.35. Wanted lunch and did not really fancy fried Scampi, so we rushed back and over to the Auberge restaurant which is South of St. Peters Port. Lovely views if the weather was clear.
Most days we ate out at least once. This was usually lunch. Food seems much better then it was ten years ago. Maybe it is because we go to better restaurants. The Grande Mare Hotel, where we stay though was a lot better then it was ten years ago food wise. We used to be disappointed when we ate there, but now they seem to do some really decent meals. The last lunch we had had at the hotel was excellent value, and very good for a three course meal in the Islands Tennerfest initiative. This Tennerfest initiative runs during October and the first part of November. Participating restaurants produce lunchtime meals for ten pounds. Generally they are pretty good quality and value.
Friday was the one bad day when it drizzled all day. We really did not do much other than have a swim in the pool and lunch at the hotel. You need these wet lazy days.