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Wednesday 31 March 2021

About Guernsey - Sea

 Hello my lovelies. 

I thought I’d give you a break from my constant ramblings.  So today I’m giving you some nice pics of the sea around Guernsey, with very few words. 

Just thinking it as me sending you loads of postcards from Guernsey, which if you don’t already know is a small land mass surrounded by sea spilling off from the Atlantic Ocean. 

Two evenings ago, at Grandes Rocques along our west coast, where I live. 
The next land mass ahead from here is America!

Our town, St Peter Port. 
It is positioned along the east coast. 

South coast, next stop France!

Martello towers still survive from the Napoleonic wars, here seen from Grande Havre, north of the island. 

Looking out to Castle Corner from one of our several marinas, quietly wintering. 
Taken by my bro, isn’t it an amazing pic?!

A marina, slightly busier. 

Swirling angry sea in Havelet Bay, St Peter Port. 

These two photos were taken by my dear Dutch friend.

You wouldn’t want to park your convertible open here  in weather like this.  I know someone who did.  
No joke!
My office was the pink granite building on the far left. 

Two night’s ago, at Grandes Rocques on the west coast.  

The Photographer walking on Cobo Bay with a daughter in winter. 
Again, on the island’s west coast. 

Grandes Rocques, west coast. 
No surprise it features frequently here, it’s one of my local beaches. 

Perelle Bay, along the west coast. 
The west coast is my favourite part of Guernsey’s coastline. 

Looking out to Shell beach on Herm, our neighbouring paradise.

A winter’s day at L’Ancresse, north of the island. 

Looking out from the east coast to the neighboring islands of Herm and Jethou. 

From the south cliffs. 

Herm again, this time Belvoir Bay. 

I even used to have a sea view from my office, back in the day.  The window looks out on Havelet Bay and a 16th century castle beyond. 

Another Martello tower at L’Ancresse, north. 
It was believed that the north coast would be particularly vulnerable to attacks from the French during the napoleonic wars, so many such look out and defense towers were built and still stand, dating from the early 18th century. 

A south coast bay. 

Our tide varies by more than 30 feet.  
This Victorian bathing pool captures the sea at high tide twice in 24 hrs and keeps the pool freshly topped up so that it can still be swum at low tide.  Here it is completely covered, which makes it undetectable for an hour or two at high tide. 
It’s a simple yet effective solution to allow swimming through most of the day.  
The pool is still used and is popular. 

A close look at the sea colour at Moulin Huet bay, along the south coast. 
No filter required, the sea really gets that colour. 

Still Moulin Huet but looking further out to sea, which then becomes bluer. 

Here’s Moulin Huet bay from a distance. 

Renoir painted on the island.  This framed a scene he captured on canvas.
If you’d like to read more about the painter’s time on the island please pop over to
There are some lovely photos in that post. 

And finally, a couple of maps to help you find your bearings. 

And that really is The End for today!
Sorry to show so many pics of sea, but I am rather smitten by it ❤️. 

Hugs, Mary x. 


  1. # Oh I do like to be beside the seaside #
    Beautiful photos Mary. We loved the west coast too. Great views and good walking too.

    1. Glad you like the west coast, Jacqui, I find you truly engage with the coastline there, unlike the south coast which one can just look at.
      Hope you’re getting some of this gorgeous weather.
      Hugs, x.

  2. What a gorgeous place to live! I have always wanted to go there, and to Jersey too.
    Where we live, Bellingham WA is lovely too.

    1. Hi Jan and welcome!
      It would make a lovely holiday for you, doing the two islands. One day eh.
      I’m off to google Bellingham WA now, it’s sounding very pretty.
      Hugs x.