Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Turbot Farm

Jersey Turbot Farm is located in a former World War II German gun emplacement and bunker at St Catherine's. It houses about 6,500 turbot at any one time, ranging from tiny 50p-sized fish to four-year-old turbot weighing several pounds. The fish are reared in tanks within the bunker tunnel, being fed on totally organic fish food. Once they are three and a half years old and weigh about two and a half pounds - the most popular size - they are sold to members the public, who give Jersey Turbot at least 24 hours notice to give them a chance to prepare the fish for collection. The family-run business was started in 2000 by former deep sea fisherman Dave Cowburn.

For ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Molkte Battery

This is a restored section of the army battery "Moltke" which once sprawled across the headland. On permanent exterior display is one of the original 15.5cm K418(f) French field guns from the battery, initially pushed over the nearby cliffs by the British Army in 1946, and retrieved in the 1990s. In an adjacent emplacement are further examples of coastal artillery pieces used in the island, and subsequently rescued from the same watery grave. More information on the Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey) Limited website.

For Our World Tuesday.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Seaweed Spreading

Spreading seaweed on the land at L'Etac.

Seaweed contains all the trace elements and plant nutrients necessary for healthy crops, in addition the alginates in Brown seaweeds (Phaeophyta) are reputed to be an excellent soil conditioner. In Jersey the special flavour of their new potatoes is thought to derive from the seaweed they spread on their fields locally known as Vraic (Wrack). The seaweed is also thought to suppress Eelworm in the potato crop and has been collected and spread by the Jersey farmers since the 12th century, when every farmer had the right to collect seaweed from the beach.

For ABC Wednesday.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Rivoli Clock

Rivoli Jewellers is known for its revolving clock which is a feature of the green and gold trimmed exterior. Each hour miniature figurines reflecting different aspects of island life, such as tourism, fishing and farming, revolve around on a small platform.

For ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Friday, 9 November 2012

Les Landes Racecourse

The racecourse at Les Landes is the home of the Jersey Racing Club. It was built in 1961 and hosts nine race meetings during the summer. There is a modern viewing bank at Les Landes with on-course bookies and a club run Tote.

For Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Quay Working Cranes

The blue crane is working on the New North Quay whilst the ones in the background are on Albert Pier.

For ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Thursday, 1 November 2012

La Corbiére

La Corbiére is the extreme south-western point of Jersey in St. Brelade. The lighthouse is situated on a rock which is a tidal island. A causeway links the lighthouse to shore at low tide.

A contribution to the November CDPB theme The Water's Edge.