Seven old rugby players went to support Dover last weekend in Guernsey,it was a long way to get a good hiding,but we consoled ourselves with plenty of ale,and found some time to explore the island.It has an interesting hisory,especially suffering at the hands of the Germans during the second world war.Although essentially British it has its own flag,government and laws,it is a tax haven has yellow phone boxes and blue pillar boxes and everyone apart from the rugby club were very friendly and welcoming.
THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT
LIGHTHOUSE ON THE BREAKWATER,note unguarded on the outside,no elf n safety here.
LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL
GREAT BLACK BACK on the edge.
SHAG ON THE ROCKS with erect crest.
SHAG ON THE WATER with drooping crest
SCENE OF THURSDAYS DRINKATHON.
CRANES ST PETER PORT had a text from Barry Woolhouse telling me of cranes at worth,had to make do with these instead.
COLOUR IN THE HARBOUR.note the young shag on the inflatable.
GERMAN WATCH TOWER
BIRD MAP GUERNSEY including short toed treecreeper,I had a call from Paul Holt on Saturday morning telling me of his find at Samphire Hoe,needless to say I didn`t see one here but in limited time I saw 40 species all familiar to us in Kent.
"LAST OF THE WINTER ALE"
MOORES CENTRAL HOTEL Very comfortable.
THE HOTEL TERRACE
Now I am home and hopefully will catch up with the Cranes and the treecreeper tomorrow.