Guernsey Treasure Map

Guernsey

Guernsey

Another awesome postcard made its way to me from Monica. The map shows many of the treasures of Guernsey and states a cool historical fact or 5. So, I’m just going to rant off some of the facts stated on the card. During World War 2, Guernsey was occupied by Germany from 1940-1945. Castle Cornet, a 13th century castle, is located on the island and was the last royalist stronghold during the civil war which lasted from 1643 to 1651. Impressive that any place could last 8 years during a siege! For 14 years, the French novelist, Victor Hugo, lived on the island where he wrote¬†Les Miserables.¬†Monica tells me that she lives but one minute away from Victor Hugo’s house. “The Little Chapel,” the world’s smallest church apparently suffers from island dwarfism and can only seat 4 people. All in all, I think it’s a pretty awesome postcard from a more than pretty awesome person! Thanks Monica!

Fortress Needed

Castle Cornet

Castle Cornet

This stunning panorama postcard came from Monica who lives in Saint Peter Port. The 3rd postcard I received from her. It shows Castle Garnet, which was built between 1206 and 1256 and lies almost 600m off the coast of Guernsey. Monica tells me that she has never been inside. I am not quite sure why not, she has had 800 years of opportunity to go in but no… On the back of the postcard, Monica drew herself stealing my postcards and replacing them with Finnish postcards (as they are very common). It would seem as though I might need my very own Castle Cornet to keep my postcards safe!