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May 9, 2016 - Day 2----The Channel Islands

Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands, part of the realm of the Queen of England, but apparently not considered England itself. Guernsey has been held at times by France and at times by England. It is actually the former home of Victor Hugo, author of the great French novel, Les Miserables. We had no plans for Guernsey, and, short of Victor Hugo's old home, we really didn't know what to expect. We got off the ship with the plan of seeing what we could discover. We walked along the coast road, found a shopping street, but nothing was open...

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Jun 29, 2014 - St. Peter Port - Guernsey Island - Channel Islands

Our first stop. No excursions planned - we will wing it! St. Peter Port is the principal town on the island of Guernsey and part of the Channel Islands. It is located thirty miles west of the Normandy coast and about 75 miles south of the England coast. The French ruled the Channel Islands until the Battle of Hastings in 1066 when the Dukes of Normandy became kings of England and it became English property. During WWII the British government stated they would not protect the Channel Islands from a German invasion and gave the islanders a...

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Jun 15, 2013 - Guernsey

Today we arrived off the Coast of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. Technically, the Channel Islands are not part of Great Britain, but actually possessions of the Royal family. The plan for today was to tender in, and meet up with friends of Peter & Kathy Walsh who we are traveling with. Guernsey is also known for having the best lobster in the world and that was the lunch plan. John also was meeting a friend from a prior cruise who lives on Guernsey. She requested a Hershey Chocolate bar, as she cannot get that in Guernsey. I guess...

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Aug 18, 2011 - Across the Channel

18 Aug: We left Poole harbour at 3.30am in driving rain and 13.5 hours later arrived in St Peter Port, Guernsey. It was an exciting crossing with Force 6 wind for part of the journey (about 45 km/hour) and waves 3-4 metres high – the photo doesn’t do the waves justice! We both felt a bit queasy for a while … but it was a great experience and we feel as though we are now really on our way. Great views from the top of Victoria Tower above St Peter Port, which was built out of public funds to commemorate Queen Victoria and Prince Albert...

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