Sark Summer Festival
From the eyes of a festival goer, Sark is such a special place to spend some carefree summer days and taking in the fantastic Sark Summer Festival (06-08/07/18) is the coolest happiest way to enjoy everything this beautiful little island has to offer. Smiling happy people, star strewn skies, mellow music, amazing food and views to Guernsey, Jersey and France while sipping hot chocolate with rum!
The trip over is so relaxing as we enjoyed the Condor crossing to Guernsey under blue skies and light winds. Stocked up on treats and then it’s a short hop from the Condor quay to the Sark ferry.
Arriving in Sark, drinking in the fresh air and walking through the tunnel (to the harbour tractor bus) is when you leave your cares behind. Your shoulders just relax and by the time we got our bikes and got to our cottage, we were keen to get to the Festival and explore our supper options.
We were happy to walk and enjoy the honeysuckle scented evening air up to the main festival field. Suddenly it seems so normal to greet everyone we pass and share the experience. Choose from the main music tent to the smaller acoustic stages; local ciders, ales, wine and far too many food choices to work through. From Pip’s crab shack, Dom’s local lobster, local fish and chips, Andy’s local honey sausages, Atan’s thai curry and Tel's fresh doughnuts, it’s a food festival too. The days whizz by in a wonderful mix of country, blues, rhythm, folk, country and reggae; entertainers, juggling, painting, craft stalls to visit, really unusual and pretty jewellery, bags, hats, souvenirs and vintage books.
It’s a weekend to relax, recharge, make memories and connect with the joy of simple pleasures. A whole wellbeing section in the secret garden was a great opportunity to try tai chi and yoga and there was massages for those who still needed some help to loosen up and relax.
We hopped down to Grand Greve for a sunset swim on the Saturday and then warmed up with even more hot chocolate and a decadent brownie. The music over the weekend went from easy to raucous, from super fun to chilled. We had to drag ourselves away on the Monday ferry… feeling like we had been to a different world. Away from the treadmill of modern life, we recharged, refueled and restored our spirits with the music and spirit of this unique little island.
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