Channel Islands 4: Guernsey to Alderney

Continuing coverage of my holiday with the trip from Guernsey to Alderney

We reach a transition point in my account of my recent holiday – the journey from Guernsey to Alderney.

THE MORNING

Although we had to check out of our hotel by 10AM and the boat to Alderney was not due to sail until 4PM we were able to leave our bags at the hotel to be picked up immediately before boarding, which enabled us to spend an enjoyable morning in St Peter Port. We enjoyed a picnic lunch, and picked our bags up from the hotel, before heading for the boat.

THE VOYAGE TO ALDERNEY

The boat on which we travelled over to Alderney (a voyage that takes about an hour) on a small boat run by a company called Salty Blonde. The voyage itself was fairly uneventful (the sea was very smooth fortunately). The main drama came on our arrival at the harbour on Alderney, when we had a substantial climb up a vertical metal ladder from the boat, and the platform at the top of said ladder was covered in seaweed. The boat crew managed our bags for us to that point, but the climb was not an experience I would care to repeat even so.

FROM THE HARBOUR TO FORT CLONQUE

A taxi conveyed the baggage and my mother to the fort while the rest of us walked. The walk was a pleasant one, and then it remained only to decide on rooms at the fort.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs from the day…

Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

3 thoughts on “Channel Islands 4: Guernsey to Alderney”

  1. I don’t think I would like to repeat the ladder experience either, Thomas.

    That picture of the rocks in the arc shape was great.

    The Countess of Wessex rock has probably seen better sea days.

    Did you do the Coast Path?

    That second last picture of sea life really is something.

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