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A touch of Art in Saint Peter Port

by Véronique and Mike

12 June 2013Last stopover in this cruise was St. Peter Port, Guernsey – one of the Channel Islands. While we were there, Seafront Sundays was happening, an art and craft street festival with amateur musicians and artists, food stalls and locals selling their handmade products. Even though it was cold and windy, none of the participants showed any sign of reduced enthusiasm. 

St. Peter Port has an attractive town centre with nice shops. As in Saint-Malo finding marine clothing is extremely easy: ship chandlers everywhere. 

We particularly like the genuine Guernsey knitwear. The warm and strong sweater is simply called “a Guernsey” and is known for its oiled wool and rain resistant qualities. Perfect for sailors and yachtsmen, or shivering tourists.

We adapted to local habits and had a sandwich with some dark beer in the local pub. Not bad, not bad at all.

Guernsey is a beautiful green island. We had little time on this stopover so only did a short walk in the countryside but we can imagine how nice it must be to experience the island on a sunny day, following the pathways through the green and be amazed every time by yet another dramatic view. 

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This mug and lots of other funny stuff in St Peter Port shops
Touches of PinkDriver of the daySeafront Sundays attracted many visitorsGuernsey Norman FrenchTime to switch to beerBlack Blue Green and a touch of Grey - Castle Cornet