Sark Tales Part I
Hello my lovely readers it has been a while since I have posted some of my travel diaries as I have been quite slumped with work. So here is one today. I am taking you to an adventure in an island called Sark!
Sark is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey which is a British Crown Dependency. It is located in the southwestern part of the English Channel. Sark has a land area of around 5.4km2 and an estimated populace of 500. It is considered as a Dark Sky Preserve (DSP) as it is one of the few areas in the globe that prohibits cars from roads. Hence, minimising light pollution and keeping the night sky as dark as can be and perfect for stargazing. Let's begin the tour!
This is the main port where the ferry from Guernsey will land. You can find the ticketing office here as well. You can also find the "Welcome To Sark Tunnel" here. When you walk through that tunnel, you will find the tractors for hire to take you in the town proper. But if you do not have cash then you will have to walk a fair way.
This pebbly harbour is known to be one of the smallest working harbours in the world. People do bathe here during high tide. When we went there it was low tide so we can see the boats kissing the sand. It was quite charming and looked so calm and peaceful.
Well people call La Coupée several things: isthmus, causeway, ridge, and etc. But since I am a simple person, I call this a bridge. La Coupée connects Little Sark to Big Sark.
La Coupée is 3 meters wide and 90 meters long with a drop of 80 meters on each side. Some people actually have trouble crossing this bridge as it is quite too thin and on a windy day, it can be quite fatal and dangerous. But on a nice weather it is relatively beautiful as long as you don't have phobia to heights.
It gives you a nice vantage view of La Grande Greve Beach. Also if you happen to be there on the evenings, a beautiful sunset is guaranteed.
La Grande Greve
My boyfriend and I had a very fun time at this beach. The access to it is a steep stair path from La Coupée (which I really hate as it killed me). But it was worth the steep descent.
It was a pretty beach with a lot of interesting cave like rock formations. It was also white sand instead of pebbles so I loved it as it does not kill my feet. My boyfriend and I made some art using the awashed sea weeds during our visit. I have very fond memories there.
I have only ever been to Sark twice and unfortunately I haven't done the stargazing bit yet. But as always, I look at this as an opportunity and reason to come visit some other time. Watch out for part II of my Sark Visit. I am sorry I cannot be concise as travel blogs make me waffle on too much 😂. Thank you for reading. Much love! ❤️
Lovely pics. You should be luckcy to work in such a tourist destination.