NEWS! I've had enough of hiding from COVID and so, from October 11th, I'm back on my travels again, this time attempting an experimental cycle ride from northern England to the south of Spain WITHOUT A MAP OR COMPASS (and not cheating by sticking to the coast or using a previous route or anything). I'll navigate by the sun, if I can see it, and other natural features if I can't (natural features that, erm, I've yet to learn about, but don't worry, I've got a book to teach me along the way). You can find more details on my Primrose-Smith.com site and follow my ride and find out the places I've visited (even if I won't know where those places actually are) on my Europe By Bicycle Facebook page.
This ride's for charity. Samaritans help those who are lost in a different sort of way, an especially useful service for those suffering during these difficult times. If you want to be lovely and donate to them, please visit my JustGiving page.
Cycling in Channel Islands
The Channel Islands In A Nutshell
The home of Bergerac and a rich man's paradise so long as your paradise doesn't include decent weather.
When I Went To The Channel Islands
12th - 14th April 2012. I didn't tour the Channel Islands. I merely visited Jersey and therefore what little information there is here is solely related to Jersey. Sorry, Guernsey folk.
Channel Islands' Scenery
You can't see a lot of the scenery for all the soddin' oversized hedgerows. When you can see it, it's pleasantly English. Pretty bays dot the coast.
Channel Islands' Road Quality
The surfaces are fine but two things made navigation difficult in the east of the island where I stayed: an almost total lack of road signs and ten-foot-tall hedgerows along the sides of narrow lanes. No idea if this is the same in the rest of the island or the rest of the Islands.
Channel Islands' Accommodation & Costs
My campsite, Beauveland, cost £7 per night.
Obviously none, but the islands are closest to France although more politically associated with the United Kingdom.
Reasons To Go To The Channel Islands
A homage to Bergerac, to break up the ferry ride to France
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