Friday, August 24, 2012

Travel by train in Alderney

Ill always be grateful to extended weekends! maybe national holidays do not bring mail..but boy, a 4 day weekend! wohoo!!
and hopefully by then this melting temperatures will drop down as those forecast guys keep saying..they have been proven wrong more than once, but I hope they will be right on this one :)

well, until those better times come, here are some nice cards to show :)

and first one comes from Alderney, the most northernly Channel Island...and on tops of that, it is a card with a train!

this awesome surprise comes from Chris and Julie who have visited this lovely place recently and dropped me a card! Thank you guys!!
The back of the card says: "Alderney trains run regularly in summer. This scenic journey shows the train passing Château L'Etoc, left, and Fort Corblets, right.

The island itself is 4.8 km long and 2.4 km wide, with an area of 7.8 km², so it makes it pretty easy to travel around, whether by train, car, bike or simply on foot :)
The island has a population of only 2,400 people and they are traditionally nicknamed vaques after the cows, or else lapins after the many rabbits seen in the island.

well, apart from being an interesting place, it is also a cool Island for collectors, since not every day you see a card with Alderney stamps...yup, Alderney DOES have its own stamps, he he he :D
The top right 50c stamp comes from an issue of 4 Corals and Anemones stamps, issued in 2007. The other three stamps are from a series of 12 definitives issued in 2006, again representing Corals and Anemones....seems Alderney has fixed on that subject.

and with that said, this means i can actually add a new country to my list! Wohoo!! Thank you again Chris and Julie!!

1 comment:

dmarks said...

Any cards from Kosovo yet? I can't imagine many at all, since it came under control of a foreign country shortly before the start of the postcard era, and it has only been free of that recently.