Guernsey’s cup & saucer

Fort Grey, known locally as the ‘cup & saucer’ is one of the many Martello towers, built in 1804 (11 years before the battle of Waterloo). Looking out to sea to repel any advances of the French is no longer a past time – we welcome all tourists with open arms! Nowadays Fort Grey houses the Shipwreck museum and this coastline has seen more than its fair share of shipwrecks – in fact the waters are so lethal that we probably didn’t need as many towers; Mother Nature could take care of trespassers on her own.

I hope the following shots give a taste of Fort Grey. It was actually a VERY grey June day, so if the sky seems to be very different in some I was playing around with some post processing which has helped to let the white tower stand out. When the tide goes out here it leaves the most amazing ridged sand, I think you’ll agree.

I’d love to know if any of you have ever been to guernsey or the Channel Islands. We have an increasing number of cruise ships dropping anchor for a few hours, which means many more people have opportunity to have a quick dash around St Peter Port and tick off Guernsey from their destinations. The local paper reported that one cruise liner captain said we were the prettiest destination of their British Isles posts- I bet he says that to all the locals!

Have a great day


If you’d like to see more of my walks and photography around Guernsey, browse the “guernsey” tag below or a selection are below, just following these links,

Grandes RocquesMore Guernsey coast | @vannilla

Bluebell woodBluebell wood Guernsey | @vannilla

PembrokeDiscover Guernsey | @vannilla

St PetersPoppies of remembrance | @vannilla

South cliffsSt Peter Port Daisy | @vannilla



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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 If you have come as a baker my blog is 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 :)

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