Sunday, September 20, 2009

Alice in the Channel Islands

Alice arrived in London from California, and almost immediately was on the move again.

The next stage of her journey began in a South London railway station, and ended in Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands which lie between England and France.




Her adventures there are too numerous to chronicle here, but they included this visit to Gorey castle which made her feel even smaller than ever. She was not the only visitor to the castle, there were also some terrifyingly beautiful birds of prey which had her racing breathlessly back to the safety of her carriage.

She preferred the beach and the sea and gazed longingly at the surfers and wind-surfers and boaters splashing about.



The thought of sogginess kept her firmly on dry land. She'd had previous bad experiences with salty water.

12 comments:

subtorp77 said...

Looks like Alice had quite the time, here, heh, heh. I have got to finish her other adventure, anon....great snaps, lettuce!

Dumdad said...

What larks she must be having!

ArtSparker said...

Thanks for Being such a wonderful hostess and guide.

Akelamalu said...

Looks like Alice is having a great time! :)

Ronda Laveen said...

Can Alice swim?

Lynne said...

You go girl! Alice is back!!! Hurray!!!!!!

Arrived home safe and somewhat sound after three days of road travel. Hope to catch up on everything soon.

XO

L

Lynne said...

Clicked too soon ...

Alice, a bit of advice here. Paper+ water = disaster. Smart girl.

rlbourges said...

to Ronda's question: Alice has demonstrated skills in swimming in a sea of tears which explains her slight case of water phobia.

Letty, your description has me imagining the unwritten chapter in Alice's adventures - the one where she is taken up for a bird's eye view of Gorey castle by one of those terrifyingly beautiful raptors. (Now I have to find a name for the bird, of course.)

I love your photos of the island.

cheers to you in London.

Barbara said...

I'll bet you are a great tour guide.

This is really very clever!

e said...

You should do a book, The Adventures of Alice. creative post!

Brian Miller said...

alice seems to be getting around quite a bit. the first pic is rather stunning. it caught my eye right off.

lettuce said...

thanks guys

tho I think ArtSparker needs to take the credit for the brilliant Alice idea.