Monday, July 03, 2006

Go Island Hopping!

We have just had an amazing couple of weeks island-hopping here in the Channel Islands. Sark is a unique piece of Western Europe, broken off from the coast of Normandy. 600 people live there and there are no cars at all - just a few tractors and the gentle clip-clop of horses' hooves! We enjoyed the cliff paths and watching dolphins swimming in the bays. Then it was on to Jersey, quite a contrast in traffic terms but just as quaint and interesting.

Islands have something very special about them. Some people can't cope with the sense of isolation, but we love them! We used to live and work in the Seychelles, a chain of 100 tropical islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, at least one thousand miles from land. In fact, we'd love to go back there. They say that once you have eaten breadfruit in the Seychelles you are bound to return.

Now that would be an island-hopping idyll. Bring it on!