Tuesday, 22 August 2017

TRAVEL TUESDAY #93 - GUERNSEY, UK

“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” - H. P. Lovecraft 

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Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. With several smaller nearby islands, it forms a jurisdiction within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a Crown dependency. The jurisdiction is made up of ten parishes on the island of Guernsey, three other inhabited islands (Herm, Jethou and Lihou), and many small islets and rocks. The jurisdiction is not part of the United Kingdom, although defence and most foreign relations are handled by the British Government.

The entire jurisdiction lies within the Common Travel Area of the British Isles and is not a member of the European Union, but has a special relationship with it, being treated as part of the European Community with access to the single market for the purposes of free trade in goods. Taken together with the separate jurisdictions of Alderney and Sark it forms the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The two Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey together form the geographical grouping known as the Channel Islands.The island of Guernsey has a population of around 63,000 in 62 km2 and forms the legal and administrative centre of the jurisdiction of Guernsey and the shopping and service centre for all three jurisdictions. The parliament of the whole jurisdiction of Guernsey, including the nearby inhabited islands of Herm, Jethou and Lihou, plus the neighbouring jurisdiction of Alderney is the States of Guernsey.

Guernsey, with its sandy beaches, cliff walks, seascapes and offshore islands has been a tourist destination since at least the Victorian days. The military history of the island has left a number of fortifications, including Castle Cornet, Fort Grey. Guernsey loophole towers and a large collection of German fortifications with a number of museums. The use of the roadstead in front of St Peter Port by over 100 cruise ships a year is bringing over 100,000 day trip passengers to the island each year.

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9 comments:

  1. How gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. What a fun and beautiful link up! I'm joining in!

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  3. I agree, it's a beautiful link up. I've never visited the Channel Isles, but I've always wanted to see them. If Jersey is half as beautiful as Guernsey, it would be a wonderful vacation.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. I have Kay, and they are two super islands to holiday on! The other Channel Islands are fun to visit, but not as populated and not as historically fascinating.

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  4. Great quote and wonderful picture.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  5. Interesting history - i learnt a bit about it when i read the potato pie book (then got googling).

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  6. I know an older woman from Guernsey and she very much reflects that mood of that quote. Nice

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  7. I so want to visit Guernsey. I learned about it a year ago when I was planning a trip to northern France (Brittany region). One day. :)

    With Love,
    Mandy

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