Silver Whisper 2003
from Europe for Visitors
During our cruise, the Silver Whisper's tender landing in
St. Peter Port was next to the Condor Ferries pier. Passengers could wait for
the tender or pick
up bottled water at a hospitality tent on the quay.
As we stepped off the tender, we noticed a long stairway with
several landings beneath the sea. "What's that--Atlantis?" a passenger quipped.
A local gentleman explained that the tides in St. Peter Port could vary by as
much as 30 to 35 feet, or up to 10 meters or more. He added that visiting
yachtsmen sometimes tied up their boats without enough slack, causing their
boats to be left hanging at low tide.