After a latish breakfast it was time to head into town - Saint Peter Port.
There is a bus-stop just out the front of the hotel. Fortunately the front desk was able to provide a timetable so we didn’t have to wait long… single bus trips on the island are £2… or, as we purchased, a 7 day ticket for only £19 - good value.
The trip into town was only about 20 minutes - the island #is# only 7 by 5 miles!
We had quite a pleasant morning wandering the shopping precinct… it was nice to see a High Street that wasn’t full of the standard brandings seen in many towns and villages of the UK.
Morning tea was, of course, in order so we went into the Pasty Presto to rest the feet and have a read and a danish. The shop also had a great view of the harbour and a nice sunny outlook - the day, overall, was fine and sunny 19˚.
After a little bit more of a wander we decided to have a look at another part of the island - Sausmarez Manor - apparently the seat of the Seigneurs de Sausmarez family for 800 years. We had a look around the farmers / craft markets and gardens.
Another bus ride puts us back in Saint Peter Port and time for some lunch. A rather leisurely affair at the Yacht Hotel - mains, deserts and teas/coffee to finish… a great place - good view and great venue.
A quick trip to the supermarket for the obligatory stock-up of Pepsi and we were ready for another bus back to the hotel - we used up 50% of the value of our bus ticket in just our first day - cool!
Another bout of rest and recuperation and time for the evening meal and a calming tea in the lobby lounge before retiring or the evening.