Sark is the forgotten island of the Channel Islands, but its charms are many, says Keith Wilson, and in May it is the abundance flowers that catch the eye
Sark is a very small island in a group of small islands. Its better known neighbours include Jersey and Guernsey, popular with holiday makers and tax exiles. Jersey and Guernsey are famous the world over for milk and cream, flowers, pullovers and new potatoes. Most residents are millionaires and rush hour is bumper to bumper with Jaguars and Bentleys. Private jets fly frequently to and from the islands’ airports.
By contrast, Sark is the sleepy hollow of the Channel Islands. To get there, you have to take a ferry from Guernsey. Upon arrival you can only get around on foot or bicycle. If that doesn’t appeal, there is always the tractor bus or one of a handful of horse drawn drays. Visiting Sark is like stepping back to the previous century, or even the one before that. The pace of life in Sark is slow. A snail would feel safe here …
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