Isle of Sark – day 4 – 3 : 05 PM – weather : a lot of sun – temperature : 11.3°C
Today I decided to suspend the researches for a while, and to bring this day in the streets of Sark. “Pathes” is more appropriated for describe the few small tracks cross-ruling the scenery. Sark is not accessible to cars, but they are other ways to experience this island – by horse drawn carriage, bicycle or on foot, as I do.
Sark is a self-governing Crown Dependency, neither part of the United Kingdom nor European Union. The Head of its Government is the Seigneur, a hereditary position dating back to 1565 when Sark was granted to Helier de Carteret by Queen Elizabeth I. The actual, and twenty-second Seigneur of Sark is John Michael Beaumont. The Chief Pleas is the parliament of Sark, and consists of the 40 Tenants, representing the parcels of the 40 families who colonised Sark, plus 12 Deputies of the People, elected by universal suffrage.
The 600 inhabitants of the island are living in charming, old-fashioned homes, dispersed all around the roads. On the main street of Sark, called the “Avenue”, are several shops carrying a wide variety of provisions. An old church, framed by two ancient graveyards, a recent school complex, with dozens of bikes at the entrance, and the grounds of La Seigneurie, official home of the Seigneur and his wife are the most remarkable edifices of Sark, not to mention the jailhouse where Tulse was kept as a prisoner.
Head of Research of the Global Connected Researcher Union