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22nd August 2012

Jersey and Guernsey Part 2

Continued from Part 1…….

We packed up from the Jersey youth hostel, and being in dorms of 8 meant it took a bit longer than usual to pack because certain people spread their belongings all over the room. However, we were soon on our way to the port, via coach. It was lovely weather –sunny as usual – but a bit too hot.

The ferry ride was fairly short, and eating on very bumpy waves made it very interesting indeed. Seasickness aside however, we had made it to our final destination: Guernsey.

img_5405I must say, on first sight the hotel looked spiffing. I say ‘spiffing’ as it looked quite posh, with lovely trimmed hedges and gardens surrounding it. However we ignored the scenery and checked in to our hotel.

After checking in, we explored the field, playing a huge game of hide and seek and 40-40 home. Some of us hid so well we weren’t even found when we were told to come in! We had to spend the night outside, just to make sure we won the game. Not really.

img_0515We had our first dinner in the hotel, and ate some pretty amazing food. We were definitely looking forward to our stay here, especially since we were allowed to use three lounges and even a large chess set.The day ended with us watching some ‘Horrible histories’.

The next day began with another lovely meal, this time at breakfast. We were all pretty excited as well, as today was going to be our first concert in Guernsey. Not many of us had been to Guernsey either, so we all found it pretty welcoming.

Before we had to leave for the concert, we had some free time. In the rooms we set up some gaming devices, and also some croquet outside. And yes, we do know how to play croquet properly!

img_4583We had a quick lunch, and then prepared for our show at St James – which is a concert hall converted from a church.  On the way, we handed out some leaflets. Another sound-check, as usual, and we were raring to go. St. James had a very nice acoustic – it was very nice to sing in, and I sounded fantastic, if I say so myself. A quick snack, and then we went on stage.

The show went well, and we slept tight.

The next day began with another nice breakfast, and then something we hadn’t done in a while: we were going bowling! I have to say, even though the island is fairly small, it was quite a trek to the bowling centre. However when we were there, it was fun. Various shouts were heard when strikes and spares we played. We asked for the barriers, so no gutter balls. It was all going well, until someone bowled to hard and knocked the barrier over…woops.

After bowling it was time to go back to St. James for our second concert. The usual routine occurred, with a sound-check before a quick snack and then our last concert this tour.

img_4974Our next day was all a big surprise. We hopped on our coach and took a short drive to our ‘mystery destination’. We definitely knew it was going to be fun when we arrived: we saw bouncy castles – three of them – each with different gladiator-style stuff. One had a wrecking ball in the middle, with the aim to knock off another person off the 4 different podiums. Another was a one-on-one battle with two ‘battling rams’. The final one, well, we were unsure of exactly what to do, but it involved a long beam with a sword and a shield. It was very hot weather, so we ran out of energy pretty quickly.

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We split into two groups. Whilst one group was enjoying the inflatable gladiator things, the other group was sent inside to do some archery!

We ran through a quick safety demonstration, and then let all arrows break loose. It was surprisingly difficult. We even pinned down balloons, and try to pop them. It was great.

After the first activities, we entered the main hall: to begin a Libera 7-a-side football tournament! It was indoors, and we didn’t really bother with all the official rules.  Kavana’s team won, if you were interested.

img_5288After the football came lunch: a selection of sandwiches, fruit and crisps. Then we changed into our swimmers, because to end the day we were going to play all sorts of water-based activities. I’m not even going to mention the excitement.

It started with a game of disease: one person is a zombie and has to spread the disease throughout everyone. Its very difficult, especially as hiding in a bush for a long time gives you cramps. Cassius however managed to stay hidden, right until everyone began playing ‘splat’: a shooting style game around the circle, except this time with water guns and sponges. You need quick reactions for that, or you’re soaked. Then came water-hose limbo; dodge the water, or you’ll get drenched. It was all fun. But then of course came the all out water fight. 1 minute to choose your weapons, then sponges begin chucking, water guns begin shooting, and hoses, well, they spray everyone. It was a great way to end the day.

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However, it was also a great way to end the tour. We got back for dinner, watched two episodes of the Simpsons and went quickly to bed. We woke up the next day, had some more free time, and then packed. We said our final goodbyes as we boarded our coach to port, went through the usual stages of boat boarding, and boarded our ferry home.

Well that’s it. Our Channel Islands tour is finally over. Thank you all for reading, and we hope to see you soon!


38 Comments on “Jersey and Guernsey Part 2

sylvia smith
22nd August 2012 at 7:02 pm

lovely review as usuall,its almost like I was there,sounds like you guys had such a great time,glad to hear that. you boys deserve to have a great time for bringing people so much pleasure with your concerts. I love reading what you all been up to. some day I will be there to hear you for real. thank you for giving us a peak into your advantures.^_^

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cecilia thandar
22nd August 2012 at 7:06 pm

I couldn’t drop Big smile from my face while reading this 😀 Really feels pleasing to know how boys were having good time 😀 I feels like I were there!

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Sophie
22nd August 2012 at 7:58 pm

Sounds like you all have enjoyed the warm summer days to the fullest! I wouldn’t have mind if someone had come and splashed some water on me a few days ago, lol!

I am sure you all sounded amazing at the concert.

ONE DAY. I will go to your concert! But so far I enjoy your music from your albums. Btw I hope for a new album soon. Always waiting *smile*.

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Lawrence Burtelow
22nd August 2012 at 10:08 pm

Sounds like you guys had a blast on this tour. You all deserve to have fun on these tours as payment for all the joy and pleasure you give your fans in the concerts. Hope to see you soon back in the US!

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Arlene
22nd August 2012 at 11:17 pm

Love you, Libera!!! The picture of one of the boys hiding in the bushes is beautiful…it looks like a painting!!! Glad for your success…Please come to Pittsburgh PA USA soon!!!

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Terry Tschopp
23rd August 2012 at 12:00 am

Dear Libera: Thanks for sharing with us what appears to have been a fantastic tour.

I would have loved to have been there for one of the Islands but sadly no funds in which to do such a thing 🙁

Anyhow, thanks again for the recounting of your “adventure” :D.

God Bless,

Terry

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Winx
23rd August 2012 at 12:25 am

That was so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!! See you soon guys!

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Leslie Sundborg
23rd August 2012 at 12:51 am

Hello, everyone! I am glad to see that your tour went very well. You look like you enjoyed your recreational activities immensely. The chess game looks like a case of “Too many cooks in the kitchen”. I thought only two played at one game at a time! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I wish all of you a successful school year!

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mery Dewi Hutahaean
23rd August 2012 at 1:49 am

You had so much fun there 🙂

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Craig
23rd August 2012 at 3:13 am

Glad to see you had so much fun! It is always great to see your smiling faces!

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Ian Wotherspoon
23rd August 2012 at 5:34 am

Well, what can I say after reading that report. Ahah! I know a word that would cover it: TOTALLY AEWSOME! I realize it’s two words but it best describes both this report as well as the first one. I have to admit to you that this one got me to LOL, It did, really really. I had to as I couldn’t hold it in. Who-ever is the “Scribe” please don’t get rid of him anytime soon because he is a wonderful story teller. This is where I had to laugh: “it was very nice to sing in, and I sounded fantastic, if I say so myself.” I also liked the part where certain players had to stay out all night so they would be sure to win the game; it must’ve been a wee bit chilly! lol What a wonderful way to end your tour but with a fun-filled day with water and at the end a really wet WATER FIGHT!!! I can’t wait for the next tour so I can read more of Libera’s Great Adventures. From a true Canadian fan. Ian W. I pray that God will always bless all of you forever.

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Liv
23rd August 2012 at 7:38 pm

Awesome blog, guys. I’m quite envious of all the activities you guys did. Archery sounds like oodles of fun! Glad you enjoyed your tour.

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emily
23rd August 2012 at 8:39 pm

When are you gentlemen coming to the United States??? We would love it!

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Adrian
24th August 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks guys great as always.

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Jaqueline villas boas
26th August 2012 at 5:08 am

eu gostaria que eles lembrassem do meu pais… gostaria tanto de comprar os dvds das apresentações deles mas é tao dificil…. parece ate que eles nao ligam pra nos.. estou triste com isso.. eu sou do Brasil e Libera deveria fazer mais divulgação em meu pais… eu amo Libera … ate mais!!!

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Terry
26th August 2012 at 5:20 am

Thanks for the blog updates! Very well written and fun to read about your adventures. Sounds like you are all having lots of fun! I am enjoying your music CDs immensely! Great spiritual song selections and what Heavenly voices! Thank You!

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Annette
26th August 2012 at 7:22 am

Thank you for your entertaining and humerous blog. It’s very much appreciated. You seemed to have had a lot of fun, which is good to know, especially when you give others so much pleasure. Yes, we do hope to see you – and hear – you very soon in another concert! God bless and keep you all in His care.

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Zhengyi
26th August 2012 at 11:03 am

Happy everyday,Libera boys!

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yeison
28th August 2012 at 12:02 am

hi guys i am yeison ! i love you guys ! i sing just like you but i live in america so we dont have a group like you guys , but one day i want to be with you guys . i love you guys and god bless you guys.

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kang so young
28th August 2012 at 8:26 am

good
come korea please

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Farhood
2nd September 2012 at 5:43 am

God bless you boys!

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Ray Johnson
6th September 2012 at 12:06 am

Great to see you all having fun. Just got my CD Peace have not stopped playing it this is a great CD. I have Eternal and the DVD of Libera in concert. Thank you for giving us so much pleasure with your music and fantastic voices. I listen to you every day as I recover from cancer you help me to relax which is helping me overcome this problem. May be one day you will visit Melbourne Australia.
Boys just never stop singing, and thank you again.
Ray Johnson

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Stan Jensen
12th September 2012 at 5:36 am

My mother recently passed, and I requested “I Am the Day” from your concert CD be played at her funeral. It touched all there…it was so emotional, like the gates to heaven had opened up and we could all glimpse that place where all good hearts find eternal peace.

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Ed Calvin
17th September 2012 at 7:08 am

your music is always comforting, always relavent! Thank you again for that peaceful sound for the world to hear!

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Erika Nicole Corona
19th September 2012 at 9:50 am

wow! What a momentous tour it was! You surely deserved every part of it! Oh, how i wish you would have even one concerts here in the Philippines this year so i can see you perform live.. I love libera forever! ♥_♥

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Jane Pearl Galido Monforte
23rd September 2012 at 6:12 am

i love libera 😀

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Ralf Wentzel
6th October 2012 at 9:28 pm

Hi Libera. I hope to see you next time in Austria ( Vorarlberg). I’d see you the first time on Youtube, and i thought, wow…awesome. If i can see you perform live one time, thats my greatest wish. Best wishes from Austria

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Hyeon-young Oh
10th October 2012 at 8:46 am

Hi! I heard your songs for the first time on youtube and I really loved them!
I was impressed by your wonderful voices and harmony. Also, your songs gave me new strentgh to live a life.
I hope you see your performance one day in korea^^ Thank you.

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Oliver Crofts
11th October 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hi Libera,

I think you all have sumptuous voices, especially tom and mini ben. I am addicted to your stunning choir and would love to see you perform live. I believe you should do a tour in Perth. Or just an Australia Tour as it would promote you well and i would love to hear you live. Each song you perform, brings a smile to my face.

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Melissa
18th October 2012 at 6:57 pm

WOW, i love your singing and how high you go, chech out my Libera Fan covers on Youtube (I’m “melissa29315”) xx

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Léanne
19th October 2012 at 4:28 pm

Hi!!
I’m a Dutch girl of 15 years old and I love Libera very much, I’ve looked very much films of you!!! I love singing also, and I’m also on a choir, a girlchoir 🙂

Kisses, from Holland

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michelle ivana
21st October 2012 at 8:51 pm

LIBERA! when you guys concert in China Beijing? i’m waiting for you guys!! 😀
you’re my inspiration. Thanks be to GOD.

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Kirsten Dockendorff
6th November 2012 at 3:06 am

Hi guys i absolutely love the way you sing, you guys sound like angels. I wish I was as good as you Libera!! I would love it if you would come tour the U.S. I would totally come see you guys perform!
Love, from New Mexico

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Anami
6th November 2012 at 6:32 pm

I love you Libera!!! When you will have a concert in Slovakia? Please go to Slovakia. I love you 🙂

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Kate Nasonova
7th November 2012 at 3:42 pm

You are great! I really like your voices and, of course, your songs. And I would like to find out will Libera come to Russia with a concert? Moscow is waiting fo you!

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Alan
10th November 2012 at 12:19 am

Is there any U.S. tours in 2013? I wouldnt miss it if you do! Your music is the best I ever heard. I know if I died today, wheather I go to heaven or hell, I will be satified that i heard the best music this planet can provide

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Ylly
15th December 2012 at 4:52 pm

Hello Libera. Several day ago a friend of mine linked me the Carol of the Bells video on Youtube. Wonderful. The next morning I finally found what I had been looking for for years: a choir singing Pachelbel´s Canon in D-minor, the fabulous Sanctus piece! I went through many videos from various albums and with various setups and Libera is a fantastic project. And talking to my friend we came to the same idea: How would Libera deal with the song Adiemus by Adiemus project (Karl Jenkins)?
Another question: Have you considered singing live in Slovakia or Czech Republic?
Wishing you all the best 😉

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Diego Ramos
8th January 2013 at 7:40 am

Good Libera Boys, I wish them luck. I love his songs are great. I think being the only Mexican who is a fan of Libera …

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