The Garden Island of Sark, One of the Channel Islands

Just returned from the beautiful Channel Islands that are located in the English Channel between the south coast of the United Kingdom and northern France. There are eight permanently inhabited islands but I only visited Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, and Herm. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Commonwealth to be occupied by the German Army during World War Two.

I have to admit that one of the main reasons why I wanted to go to the Channel Islands was because of a great book I read a few years ago called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  You can read about the book at Amazon Books or drop me an email and I’ll tell you all about it. (

All of the islands were beautiful but I have to say Sark was my favorite. It has a population of about 600 and an area of 2.10 square miles (5.44 km2).There are no cars allowed and the only way to see all of the beautiful flowers, trees, and coastline is to walk, ride a bike, or jump into a horse drawn carriage. La Seigneurie Gardens were my favorite. Check out this website to read all about them.

Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy that are on their website. My pictures didn’t come out nearly as well.