Local traditions and culture in Guernsey

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    Swimming, surfing, parasailing

    by rexvaughan Updated Oct 18, 2004

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    Even though it was cool enough for a jacket, there were numerous people swimming or surfing in Vazon Bay and Cobo Bay just north of it. Hard to imagine enjoying water that cold! You probably can't see it in this photo, but there is even a red parasail right in the middle on the horizon. The area to the right also becomes a racetrack for cars and motorcycles on some days. I saw this one day, but they were gone by the time I got close with my camera. There are lots of wide beaches, so I would guess that sunbathing and swimming would be prevalent in warm weather.

    Vazon Bay
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    • Surfing
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    Buying on the honor system

    by rexvaughan Written Oct 18, 2004

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    A charming custom on Guernsey is stalls like the one in the photo where you can purchase fruits, vegetables and flowers. They are all around the island - the locals grow them and you can just put the posted price in a cashbox and take your merchandise. I even saw one place with a sign that said "Horse manure, 50p." I asked a taxi driver about them and he said there is very little loss from theft. We do tend to forget that most people are fairly honest.

    Flowers for sale

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