The harbor is first rate, the city clean and prosperous, the public bus transport excellent and there is a world class zoo and interesting WWII museum in an underground hospital.
|The Maritime Museum is on the dock.|
|Beaufort scale definition, with a twist.|
|SV Passat at the visitors dock.|
|Steam operated clock, shows the wrong time.|
|My back is sore just seeing this.|
|Lots of interesting sculptures.|
I was skeptical, but found that the zoo on this small island was equal to the Fort Worth Zoo, which I think is world class.
|The zoo's founder.|
In WWII the Germans built an underground hospital, using largely slave and conscripted labor. It was never really used as the Allies by-passed the islands and they were not liberated until after the German's surrendered. It is now a museum.
The museum follows the war from the local perspective and is best summarized by the quotes on the metal sheets standing at the entrance.
|The British position as France fell. The Islanders had to choose to stay or evacuate to England, with only what they could carry.|
|Hitler"s Fortress Europe.|
|The German commander near the end of the war.|
|Churchill's statement upon liberation.|
|The hospital itself was never needed as the island was not invaded.|
|An islander escaped to England in this boat, but was interned until they could determine he was not a spy.|