Ynys Llanddwyn or Llanddwyn Island is a small tidal island (a tidal island remains attached to the mainland at all but the highest tides) off the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. (Ynys is Welsh for island.) Snowdonia is seen in the background.
The island is associated with Saint Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers and sick animals. Her Saint’s day, January 25, is celebrated with flowers and cards and sentimental Valentine’s Day kinds of things. (Russell Turner 500px)
Like the Isle of Jersey, Guernsey isn’t STRICTLY in England; but it is a British Crown Dependency, which as far as I can tell basically means they manage their own business but if you invade them the UK will come after you. Isn’t this fantastically magically gorgeous?? It reminds me of South America (Quito, Ecuador; and the mountainous parts of Peru) with all the lush greenery and steeply dropping cliffs. Guernsey is a popular tourist destination 75 miles from the English Coast and easily reached by swimming. The less athletically inclined can take a ferry.
Guernsey has a fascinating history and I adore it- to learn more see The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society book post from June 28 and the Enchanted Fairytale Castle image posted July 14. **this pix from gouk.about.com**
The fairytale “Little Chapel” can be found on the tiny Isle of Guernsey, a 25 square mile British Crown Dependency situated 30 miles west of France. The chapel is noted as possibly the smallest in the world. Built by Brother Déodat in March 1914, the Chapel is meant to be a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. The "Little Chapel", beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles, and colourful pieces of broken china, is now run by a Charitable Trust and open for public viewing.
(image from ask.com) (thanks to Anonymous for helping me edit typos!)