Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Longis Bay, Alderney

Alderney, the third largest of the Channel Islands, is located just 8 miles off the Normandy coast of France, and is the nearest to the mainland of Britain. It is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. Alderney is some five kilometers (3.5 mi) long and three kilometers (1.5 mi) at its widest point, with a population of only 2,400.

Longis Bay is on the south-east coast and has a wide, half-mile sandy beach. It is protected from winds by a long wall built during the German Occupation.

Alderney issues its own stamps.
(left) Corals and Anemones definitives, issued 2006.

(right) In 2011 Alderney issued a set of six stamps picturing Alderney Hawkmoths. 


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