We left the Airbnb just before 9am this morning and set off for the same cafe where we'd had breakfast yesterday. I went for scrambled egg on toast today, which fortunately came without the salad I'd received with my sausage bap yesterday! We had a bus to catch just after 10am to take us back towards Guernsey's capital, St Peter Port.
The bus arrived promptly and we were soon on our way. I'd booked ferry tickets for us to visit the nearby island of Sark today and our ferry wasn't departing until midday, but we needed to go to a ferry office in advance to transform our online booking into actual boarding cards for the journey.
Everything worked out fine and we got to St Peter Port with plenty of time to spare.
We sorted out the tickets, then had time to go and get a coffee while we waited for our boat.
Sark is only about 10 miles off the coast of Guernsey, so it wasn't a terribly long boat journey. We arrived on the island after about 45 minutes.
First impressions were that Sark seemed very scenic, with a rocky coastline and beautiful bright blue sea.
Sark is a tiny island, with an area of just over 2 square miles and a population of around 500 people. It's also famous for being one of the only places in the world where cars are not allowed, with the fastest form of transport permitted being tractors. Lots of the people who got off our ferry were staying overnight on Sark and catching a tractor connection to take them uphill from the harbour area to the main village. We decided to walk up the hill instead, following a tree-lined footpath alongside the road.
When we got to the end of the footpath we found ourselves on the Avenue, the main high street in Sark.
There wasn't a lot going on here!
We did find Sark's only postbox, painted gold in honour of a former resident of the island who won a gold medal in dressage at the 2012 Olympics.
We continued to follow a series of narrow lanes across the island.
We were heading towards a place called La Coupée, a narrow isthmus which links the main island of Greater Sark to the smaller island of Little Sark.
We made it to the isthmus without any difficulty, but as we'd been walking across Sark the clouds had been getting darker and darker. No sooner had we arrived at La Coupée then the heavens opened and we had to turn around again, finding a small cafe to escape the rain.
Luckily it turned out to only be a rather brief shower and after 15 minutes or so, everywhere was looking a lot brighter.
The landscape here is really dramatic.
We had to walk quite steeply downhill, then across the isthmus and uphill again.
There were some lovely views of the sea as we did so.
In the distance we could see back to Guernsey and the settlement of St Peter Port.
There wasn't loads to see on Little Sark!
We walked to the far end, then turned around and head back towards La Coupée. From this direction, the path we'd just come down really did look rather steep!
There were some more great views as we made our way back over to the bigger part of Sark.
It's definitely a unique island. In some ways it felt a little bit similar to the Azores.
Our ferry back to Guernsey was at 16.00, so we walked back across Sark and found a cafe to get a drink while we waited.
Then when we got back to St Peter Port, we walked a couple of miles to a village called St Martin, where we were booked into a pub for dinner.
Tomorrow will be an early start as we have an 08.55 flight to the final island of this trip: Alderney!