Hello little fly eating munchkins! I hope the weather is a lot better where you are! It’s a Monday so we all know what that means! It’s time for a ‘Travel Monday’.

This weeks edition is going to be fairly close to home as it’s less than an hour away by boat from my home island (Guernsey). Today I shall be diving into nearby colder waters so let’s jump straight in but you might require a wetsuit!

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Herm is one of the Channel Islands and it is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It is only 3 miles off the coast of Guernsey and is only 1 mile and a half long and half a mile wide! It is literally a paradise island and with tractors and quadbikes being the only form of transport that is available it really is quite a quaint little place! The only way to access Herm is to go via Guernsey! Guernsey is easily accessible from the U.K from a number of airports and then it is a 20 minute or so boat crossing! The boat used is called the Travel Trident.

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The Travel Trident which ferries people back and forth from Guernsey to Herm and vice versa!

Herm is the ideal day trip and staycation kind of place! There is one hotel on the island called ‘The White House’ which is a four star hotel and it is easily viewable on the approach into Herm! It also boasts a gold Britain in Bloom award and has first class dining overlooking the harbour.

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The White House in Herm.

If hotels are not your thing you can either choose to camp in the campsite or hire one of the cottages! The campsite is located at the top of the hill and the cottages are dotted around across the island!

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Fisherman’s Cottage!
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Campsite!

Now I’ve explained the basics I shall tell you all about my recent trip to this little sunny and undisturbed island! We hopped on the Trident on Friday morning around 10ish! We arrived and headed to the hill to Belvoir Beach (which you may be able to see on the map) we set up base and enjoyed the gorgeous weather! It was incredibly hot and the beach acted like a sun trap! Me and Will then decided to see if there were any Geocaches close by and of course there was so off we went! The view on the way to the first geocache was beautiful!

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The view over one of Herm’s other beaches: Shell Beach!
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A lot of boats come and moor off the shore of this beach.
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It really is a little piece of paradise!

We unfortunately couldn’t find the first geocache so we headed back to the beach! Will’s parents had taken a picnic so we all tucked into sandwiches, nibbly bits and drinks! I wish I’d taken a picture but I unfortunately forgot!

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Around the corner was Belvoir Beach!

After our picnic me and Will decided to go and find some other caches so we headed back up the hill to the power station, along a path to find the cache! We searched high and low and eventually found it!

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Yay we finally found it and headed back to the others on the beach to pick up our stuff so we could wander around the little gift shop that was near the harbour before heading to Herm’s only pub, the Mermaid Tavern (I’ll insert a picture here)

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Will and I stopped for an alcoholic beverage and sat there for an hour or so before we hopped back on the trident to go home before we went to a local Thai cafe for dinner! Herm really is a beautiful place! If you ever get the chance to go definitely take the opportunity!

Until next time

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