Sea Guernsey SI

Sea Guernsey

For Our contribution to the 2009 SEPAC issues, we have chosen six more of Guernsey's fabulous views, as seen through the lens of Dan Edmunds' camera. This is the first time we have used Dan's images, but we're sure you will agree that his love of the island shines through, along with his striking set. Steering clear of the computer-enhanced trickery that is available to the modern photographer, Dan gets results through diligence, patience and that indefinable 'eye' for a good shot. The images criss-cross the island, from the mighty vista from Jerbourg Point (36p) in the south across to an unusually peaceful Vazon Bay (43p) on the west and the idyllic calm of Bordeaux harbour (77p) at the northeast corner. A half-hour-path stroll around from Jerbourg you will find Saints Bay Moorings (51p), where part-time fisherman still pursue their hobby and bring home lovely fresh traditional food for the table too. This is the single stamp that bears the Sepac logo. Le Jaonney Bay (54p) is a further half hour or so along - a tiny beach at the bottom of a steep path, the final leg of which involves a ladder down to the rocks. The name means 'furze thicket, which may have been more obvious in past centuries. Today the whole area of the south coast cliffs shows nature rampant, albeit kept in order by a judicious trim at certain times of year to keep the paths clear. Finally we have Rocquaine Bay (56p), which takes in the flat, sandy rock pool paradise that is L'Eree, then Fort Grey and on to the stamp, and finally the working harbour known as Portelet. One of the highlights of the summer is the Rocquaine Regatta, with all manner of fun on the beach and in the surrounding area.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 16.09.2009
Designer: Dan Edmunds
Printer: Joh Enschede
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 27.93mm x 44.46mm
Values: 36p, 43p, 51p, 54p, 56p, 77p