Backpacking Bretagne & Channel Islands

It all started with a report on Arte about the little island of Sark, which made me want to travel there. No cars, just tractors and horse carts sounded lovely. While planning the trip, my girlfriend and I decided to include a bit of the Brittany and the other Channel Islands as well. We ended up backpacking almost three weeks:

We started in Lannion, Brittany with stop-overs in Ploumanach, Abbey Beauport, Brehec, and Dinan. From Saint-Malo we took the ferry to St. Peter Port, Guernsey and stayed in Vaugrat before heading to Sark. After a few days exploring this stormy island with its peculiar people we transferred to Herm, an even smaller island with hardly any permanent inhabitants but beautiful beaches and even plenty of sunshine! As our last stop-over, we visited Jersey where we stayed near Rozel and explored parts of the scenery.

Throughout our journey we experienced rain, storm and beautiful sunshine; usually all within a few hours 😉 With reliable equipment and a good portion of humour, we made the best of it and had a really great time travelling!

Here we go with some impressions of the trip:

Some more panoramas:

Challenging weather and a strange theme at the #cccamp11

Had an interesting first day at the camp. The predicted rain only arrived around midnight, we even got a bit of sun during the day!
The general theme “Hackers in Space” is rather far fetched and in my opinion drains resources from other more pressing issues. It seems like collective denial of energy issues and political pressure.
Blogged from my tent with the rain pelting down outside. 😉