Frankston is a major activity centre within the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area located at the northernmost point of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. It is located 40 km southeast of the Melbourne City Centre. Wikipedia
The Bailiwick of Guernsey is part of the Channel Islands, which sits in the Bay of St. Malo, off the coast of north-west France, and some 70 miles from the south coast of England. It comprises of Guernsey, with a population of around 62,000, and the smaller isles of Alderney, Sark, Breqhou, Lihou, Herm and Jethou.
Guernsey is roughly triangular and covers an area of just over 24 square miles. The island is divided into 10 parishes, detailed in the section About Guernsey.
The islands are part of the British Isles, but not part of the United Kingdom. The Lieutenant Governor is Her Majesty’s personal representative and official channel of communication between the Crown, the UK Government and the Bailiwick. The current Lieutenant Governor is Air Marshall Peter Walker.
The islands generally enjoy a milder climate than the UK, being warmed by the adjacent Gulf Stream. In 2009, there was 1,892 hours of sunshine. July was the warmest month of 2009 with an average temperature of 16.5C, just above the 30 year average.
The Bailiwick of Jersey is part of the Channel Islands, which sits in the Bay of St. Malo, off the coast of north-west France, and some 85 miles from the south coast of England. It comprises of Jersey, with a population of around 98,000, and includes two groups of small islands that are no longer permanently inhabited, the Minquiers, and Écréhous, and the reef groups Les Pierres de Lecq and Les Dirouilles.
Jersey covers an area of just over 45.5 square miles. Jerser is the biggest of the Channel Islands. The lowest point in the island is the Atlantic Ocean, and the highest is Les Platons, at 136 metres. The island is divided into 12 parishes, detailed in the section About Jersey.
The islands are part of the British Isles, but not part of the United Kingdom. The Lieutenant Governor is Her Majesty’s personal representative and official channel of communication between the Crown, the UK Government and the Bailiwick. General Sir John Chalmers McColl is the current Lieutenant Governor of Jersey. He was sworn in on 26 September 2011. He was formerly Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Jersey is the mostly southerly of the Channel Islands and has one of the best sunshine records in the British Isles. Warmed by the nearby Gulf Stream, summer temperatures average 20 degrees centigrade.
Tim Doughty Photography
Interest in photography has exploded over the past decade, largely thanks to the developments in digital photography. This site is a collection of my family, friends and travels.
David Doughty writes for a community newspaper called the Boronia and The Basin Community News, in Boronia, Victoria, Australia. It has a circulation of 12,500 each month. Read his Anzac tributes and my Australian short stories.