Guernsey Day 4 – Sunrise, Clifftop Trek and Foraging
On Day 2 I sat and enjoyed the Sunset on Guernsey at Cobo Bay. Today I thought it would be nice to see the sunrise. Great being on an island that you could actually see both in a day, or even walk to each of them the same day too
This morning I was not to be disappointed at all for getting up early.
After the sunrise and into the day with a hike across the southern coast cliff path. Paradise for me. Miles of perfectly kept pathways, views around each corner and the turquoise sea hitting the rocks below me. Miles and miles of tranquility.
Its not all just sea and rocks around this part of the island, the flowers and butterflies light your pathway all along bringing even more colour to the proceedings.
One thing I have not mentioned yet and will do in more detail in a future blog is the various ways and sights that remind you of the German occupation of the island. Bunkers, watch towers and trenches are to be found all around the coast, looking out as they did in the 40s. In fact, Guernsey has so much to show and to teach from the occupation that I will blog seperately in future days about this.
For the last part of the walk as I turned North off the cliffs to head up the west coast I was met by Jamie Hooper, of Environment Guernsey. After just only a short time of speaking to him you got a real feel of how the conservation of the island and the pathways I enjoy and you would enjoy are kept. A lot of effort, pride and care goes into keeping the natural state as well as making it accessable to nature and hiking lovers.
Then to greet me at the end of the walk was Tara and D’arcy of Wild Guernsey. What they are offering is unique and remarkable. How about a holiday that offers Wild Camping, living totally off the land around you with workshops and wild foraging. I saw what they are setting up and it is really unique and special, with great views around too. As an introduction I got to really know about the flowers around me and had a tasting session just by wandering around. They even showed me how to and had me doing, plucking Nettle leaves with my bare fingers and eating them, no stinging. They are offering so much and more, check out their site here.
Well, tomorrow is my last day, and before I depart I will be undertaking some coasteering! Yes, wetsuit on, in the sea I go and jumping off rocks and swimming around the coast, fun it will be.