During our recent holiday, we took a day trip from Barneville-Carteret in France to Sark (via Jersey). Four ferry crossings, juggling two small children, multiple bags and a double buggy down some steep steps and narrow gangplanks was all worth it for a lovely day out on a beautiful island.
We declined the offer to take the tractor up the Harbour Hill. We weren’t prepared though for quite how steep a walk it was with both children in the buggy. Jessica’s little legs gave up on it fairly early on into the walk! On the plus side, it gave us a chance to enjoy the scenery at a more leisurely pace.
Our main incentive for visiting the island was to get to the gold postbox. This was the penultimate one on our list of Olympic postboxes (just the Isle of Man left to go). It was quite a trip just to visit a postbox but it did give us a good excuse to go somewhere we had never visited before. We’d both like to visit the Channel Islands again in the future (with a bit more time available).
We enjoyed walking around the island. Jessica spotted a Hungry Caterpillar scarecrow and a duck with lots of ducklings. We also took a ride on the horse and cart. This enabled us to see a little more of the island in the time available and enjoy the pretty views.
Jessica enjoyed recreating In the Night Garden in the park. Sophie was happy just sitting out in the sunshine. It was lovely to wander around without there being any traffic and we had a wonderful day.