As part of the Channel Islands, Guernsey may geographically be closer to France it remains loyal to the British crown, and has done since Norman times and caravaners will certainly get that impression if the make the journey to Gurnsey. Although the area is slightly harder to get to that the average caravan holiday destination the ferry route between the Channel Islands and the UK is an easy one. Operated by Condor Ferries from both St Helier, Jersey and St Peter Port, Guernsey, using high-speed catamaran fast craft to Weymouth and Poole in the UK as well as a regular passenger ferry service on the Commodore Clipper that goes from both Channel Island ports to Portsmouth daily, and carries both passengers and freight.
Originally translated to Corner Island, Guernsey issues its own sterling coinage and banknotes, is home to Specsavers Optical Group, which manages the largest optical chain in the UK, has blue postal boxes and telephone boxes in contrast to the UK’s red ones and is legally independent from the UK’s common laws.
Guernsey's recent history saw its unique position during WWII when it was occupied by German Forces for five years. During this period many families were separated during this time and there are many reminders around the island of this chapter of its past. Caravaners in the area in the 9thMay can join in local celebrations as the Island celebrates its freedom on Liberation Day.
Caravaners visiting this area should make sure they learn the local lingo to make sure they don’t order anything too different off food menus. The main islanders have traditional animal nicknames – Guernsey: donkeys, Jersey: toads, Sark: crows and Alderney: rabbits.