|Royal Bay & Mont Orgueil Castle|
- Jersey, Channel Islands
|Pat with Our Hosts (Noelia & Annelise)|
- Jersey, Channel Island
The Channel Islands are a very interesting and fun destination. Friendship dominated our visit.
The Channel Islands are located in the English Channel about 40 miles northwest of France. They are self governing and although closely linked to the United Kingdom for foreign policy and defense, the Channel Islands are considered a separate jurisdiction.
|Saint Peters - Guernsey, Channel Islands|
We visited two of the four Channel Islands starting with Jersey. With a population of about 90,000, Jersey is a beautiful island and is famous for it modest climate, offshore finance, the Jersey Cow, and creamy dairy products (the ice cream is great!). About 30% of population is concentrated in Jersey’s capital, Saint Helier, where we stayed arriving by ferry from France.
|Sunset - Jersey, Channel Islands|
|They Love Their Jersey Cows|
- Saint Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Jersey's Saint Helier is a very pretty Channel Islands town with flowers everywhere and all quite British. It is large enough to act like a small city but small enough that a lot of people know each other.
We wandered Saint Helier's shopping areas, open market, and had lunches of crab sandwiches and fish and chips – all quite British.
|Lunch of Fish & Chips |
and Creamy Peas
at Hector's - Saint Helier,
Jersey, Channel Island
We also took a day trip by ferry to Saint Peters on the neighboring Guernsey Island of the Channel Islands, famous for the setting of the book Potato Peel Pie Society about the harsh German occupation of Guernsey Island and the Channel Islands during WWII.
Friendship is the theme that dominated our visit to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey. We went to see our friends Noelia, who was our perfect host and showed us around her beautiful island of Jersey for 4 days, and Annelise, who came over from London to see us. We met Noelia and Annelise in Iguazu Falls in Argentina and the four of us are travel/life-changing kindred spirits – we ‘get’ each other.
|Map of Jersey|
|Map of Channel Islands|
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