We are back from a week in Guernsey, staying at Le Grande Mare. On this visit we decided to forgo the car, and use the public bus service. This had several advantages, cost a lot less, allowed us to drink in restaurants, and meant we did not have to do circular walks, or retrace our footsteps.
The weather started out reasonably fine, midweek there was one day when there was rain all day, and another day when we were caught out and had to don our waterproofs. We did quite a lot of walking, walking the Southern cliffs, and the Northern coast.
We also visited quite a few restaurants, taking advantage of the October TennerFest promotion on the island. Many restaurants vie to produce a two or three course menu for lunch or dinner for 10 pounds. You can then vote for your favourite restaurant and the winner gets some award. We still think Da Nellos was great Italian food, and the No 44 Indian Restaurant next door did some really unusual good Indian food. We ate three times at Le Grande Mare, and that was excellent too, much improved over when we first visited several years ago. The Hollows a Greek restaurant at La Gouffre was a bit of a disappointment this year.
There seems to be the usual closed streets where the drains, or pipes are being replaced. The new airport terminal, which was started last year, is nearing completion and looks quite smart. The Royal Bank of Scotland has a fabulous new building under construction on the harbour front at St Peter Port, along with many new open and closed market flats.
Most museums were open until the 31st of October, so we did the round of those we had not recently visited.