Weekly travel theme- beaches

Cobo beach guernsey

This week's travel theme – beaches- should have been an easy one for someone like me who lives on a small island. If I'm honest I don't really care for beaches, more my antipathy to sand than the water meets land thing!



The perfect getaway island of Sark is in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. No cars anywhere on the island, just bicycles and horse (and tractors). I love sark.

Elie (pronounced eely)

When the sun shines, Scotland offers the traveller some of the most spectacular scenery around, and its beaches are no exception. Sadly, for me at least, the water temperature never rise high enough to tempt my toes in.

Southern California, now the water temperature there is more appealing, but I'm back to my dislike of sand!

Beach volleyball at Laguna beach
Surf school Southern California

Guernsey surfers

Portland headland- miles of beach
'Sunbathing' fully dressed for weather!

Cobo beach has to sign us off as it introduced us…

Thanks for visiting….



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla https://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

4 thoughts on “Weekly travel theme- beaches”

  1. Thank you! This was my first time at Portland – I think we may have arrived too early for the guernsey ferry so took a drive. I appreciate that you took the time to comment.


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