This is a beautifully written and very interesting article about the small channel island of Sark, where cars are prohibited and the lack of street lights provide an incredible view of the stars: Sark really is a world apart.
It was at this location where, in 1859, the islanders gathered to greet Queen Victoria, who was expected to stop off at Sark on her way to Jersey. They had prepared a lavish banquet, and the quay was decorated with flowers, flags and a red carpet. But the queen and her entourage simply sailed by. To make matters worse, by the time they got back to the Seigneurie the dining room where the banquet was to be held had been trashed by peacocks.
A strange story perhaps, but not by Sark’s standards.