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Red, White and Blue on Guernsey

From singing with the blues at Wembley watching Chelsea win the F.A.Cup to the Red, White and Blue of jubilee week on Guernsey…well my White body, going Red in the Blue waters of Herm and Guernsey.

Guernsey is a peaceful island, every bit attached in outlook to the U.K, yet whether it is their natural close links to France, it’s history or the number of French and other European guides, waiters/waitresses etc in the many bars and cafes of St Peter Port, it somehow has a distinct european flavour too!

We stayed 5 nights in the 5 star experience of the BEST WESTERN Hotel De Havelet. We got exceptional service organising everything from taxi waiting at the airport, booking car hire, tourist attraction help, what to do and see and when and just such accomodating staff! This hotel actually was all round terrific, the breakfast set you up for the day, with views from the restaurant which are stunning on clear days, the food in evenings was also very good value, in a restaurant often used by locals and claimed to be one of the best in St Peter Port.

The rooms were always clean and tidy and to an high standard of facilities and cleanliness; we used the steam room, sauna, pool and jacuzzi every day and the bar seemed to be open whenever I wanted something. As for the internet, well here I am blogging on day 5! Enough of the hotel, what else is there to do?

Well we visited Herm which is so unspoilt and well worth a day trip. You’ll find sandy, secluded beaches, just need good weather and lots of sun cream as little shade. Sark is altogether different, but equally nice if you want tranqulity. On Guernsey, kids found enough to do with the German museums,but real history seekers ought to take in Castle Cornet. then there is crazy golf at oaklands, playing on the west coast beaches, we liked Cobo bay best, but it can be breezy this time of year and St Peter Port was nice with all the bars and restaurants to wander round. Plenty have offers between 6-7 p.m, ideal for kids.

Guernsey was in Jubilee mode and it’s ideal for bank holiday or weekend breaks, as flights get you there in no time. Do hire a car if you can, but bus routes and taxi’s are plenty. So yet another fantastic break to get up and go with in 2012….next up, time for some summer Madness in the Newmarket nights.

Gary PalmerYear of Get Up and Go blogging panel


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