Friday’s Featured Food: Sunday Lunch At The Blonde Hedgehog, Saint Anne, Alderney

First things first – Alderney is a pure fire gem. That much I know. Some 200-ish countries into my zany escapade around the world and it takes a lot to impress me now. But Alderney 🇬🇬 had it. It is an unbelievably satisfying place. From riding the country’s epic railway line, to nights on the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Sunday Lunch At The Blonde Hedgehog, Saint Anne, Alderney[…]

Backpacking In Guernsey: My Stay In The Captain's, Saint Martin

Backpacking In Guernsey: My Stay In The Captain’s, Saint Martin

“Good morning the captain” – Condor Ferries Captain (2009). July 2022 and Northern Ireland are playing at Euro 2022 – we end up playing a hat-trick of matches in Southampton. The thing is though, as an AFC Bournemouth fan I had never been that fond of Southampton as a city and as a result, during Read more about Backpacking In Guernsey: My Stay In The Captain’s, Saint Martin[…]

Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔

Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔

Alderney was my sixth Channel Island to visit and I lined up some magical adventures here when I finally arrived in Saint Anne in July 2022. On the Saturday night, I headed from the capital city Saint Anne out to the countryside where I attended the intriguing Feast Over Fire experience with quirky, cleverly named Read more about Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔[…]

Backpacking in Alderney: Riding The ONLY Trainline in The Channel Islands

“Last train to somewhere, come take a ride” – Scott Gordon. In Summer 2022, at the ripe of age of 42 and with over 200 countries already swallowed into my backpack along the journey, I finally arrived in Alderney. It was a long time coming, given that two decades prior I had already been in Read more about Backpacking in Alderney: Riding The ONLY Trainline in The Channel Islands[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Bottom of Fort Tourgi (Platte Saline), Alderney

Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Food Dude At The Bottom of Fort Tourgis (Platte Saline), Alderney

“Sometimes I gaze at an Alderney sunset” – Not The Kinks. My return to the Channel Islands in July 2022 meant my Alderney debut having previously enjoyed Sark and Herm in 2009 and Jersey a few times including a 2015 return to Saint Helier. I arrived on a flight with 12 other passengers into Alderney Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Food Dude At The Bottom of Fort Tourgis (Platte Saline), Alderney[…]

Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne

Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne

Summer 2022 meant my first ever time to go backpacking in Alderney, itself quite staggering given that I sailed past this island over 50 times a brace of decades earlier and visited 200 countries before ticking this joyful island off. Back in 2009, whilst working on the Condor ferries routes, we’d often “do a Malo, Read more about Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in St. Helier, Jersey

Drinking in the Channel Islands is pure bliss. I have fond memories of being the only tourist in the pubs in Sark and Herm back in 2009 and I remember pub-crawling through St. Peter Port in Guernsey one night, including a pub that the Guinness World Records class as “the closest pub to an operational Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in St. Helier, Jersey[…]

World Borders: The Ferry from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey

World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry

This edition in my world borders series is slightly long overdue. The reason being I have been on this route more times than I can remember. It was back in 2008 – 2009 that I worked on car ferries in the south of England. I was based in Lymington, Poole and Weymouth. But most of Read more about World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry[…]