Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Heathland pathway

A pathway through heathland South of La Route de La Villaise. In the distance is the lighthouse at La Corbiere.

A contribution to Scenic Sunday.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Footpath junction

A footpath in the Cueillette De Millais connects La Route des Landes to La Rue Freule. It appears to be used mainly by horse riders judging by the many hoofprints in the mud. Here a branch goes North through cornfields towards La Rue de la Trappe.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Cycle park

Parking for bicycles at the foot of La Monte de Gorey.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Recollection Reflections

Reflections in the lily pond by the ornamental fountain at Gorey designed by Cyril Warren in 1976.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Recollection

Inscription on the stone by the ornamental fountain at Gorey designed by Cyril Warren in 1976.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Recollection

Recollection is an ornamental fountain at Gorey designed by Cyril Warren in 1976.

The stone reads:
RECOLLECTION
THIS SYMBOLIC KEEL
RECALLS THE
NINETEENTH CENTURY
SHIPYARDS
OF GOREY
Engraved on the sides of the keel are the names of 16 of the largest ships built at Gorey when ship construction was a thriving industry in the area during the 18th century. The idea of the fountain is to recall those days. The keel is laid on bricks possibly as old as Gorey's shipbuilding industry. They were taken from the old prison at Newgate Street.

For more information see La Société Jersiaise website.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A Convenient Bunker

This old German bunker at Les Laveurs has been converted into public toilets.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Mirrors on La Rue Freule

Where a footpath/bridlepath meets the green lane, La Rue Freule, two mirrors are provided to aid road users.

A contribution Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 11 May 2012

A view towards France

Looking out from the foreshore at St Catherine's the coast of France is visible on the horizon. In between can just be seen Les Écréhous , a groups of islands and rocks situated six miles off Jersey and eight miles off France. They form part of the Bailiwick of Jersey and are administratively part of the Parish of St Martin. All but the three largest are submerged at high tide. There are no permanent residents on the islands and there is no fresh water there. Due to erosion, they are now much smaller than they may have been within historic times. Maîtr'Île is the largest of the islets and measures approximately 300 metres in length. There are a small number of fishermen's huts, some used as holiday residences, on the largest islets, and one official building, a customs house, on La Marmotchié.

For more information see Les Écréhous: a Toponymy.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

La Corbiere Lighthouse

La Corbiere Lighthouse, viewed with a long lens from near Atlantic View on La Route de La Villaise.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Queen Victoria


A statue of Queen Victoria formerly stood in the centre of a circular garden in the middle of the Weighbridge bus station. In 1976 the statue was moved to the Triangle Park alongside the Grand Hotel at West Park. The park was officially renamed Victoria Park but islanders have steadfastly remained true to the original name of this triangular area of grass. The statue stands 7 feet high on a plinth of La Moye granite which is carved with the Queen's monogram surrounded by a crown. The inscription "Erigé par le peuple" (erected by the people) is at the base and the two sides bear the dates 1837 and 1887 to signify Victoria's Golden Jubilee.

Read about more statues on the Island Wiki.

Visit more Qs at ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Lewis's Tower

The end of the Five Mile Road at Les Laveurs. To the right is a flagpole marking the Channel Islands Military Museum. Centre is Lewis's Tower.

Lewis's Tower stands on the site where, during the Prince of Nassau's attempeted invasion in 1779, Rector du Parq had placed his cannon to attack the French forces as they tried to land. In 1787 a more permanent structure was built to house three 24-pounder cannon. It was replaced in 1835 by a true Mortello tower named in honour of Col. G G Lewis, the commanding officer of the Royal Engineers. During the Occupation the Germans built a concrete extension at its base to house a searchlight.

The tower is available as a holiday let. Split over three levels, it provides basic stone hut accommodation with electricity and lighting but is not connected to any other utilities. It can accommodate up to ten people overnight in sleeping bags although only three day beds are provided.

A contribution to Scenic Sunday.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Friday, 4 May 2012

King Street

Busy shopping street in St Helier, formerly La Rue de Derriere.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Portelet Bay

View from Noirmont Point across Portelet Bay, in the middle of which stands Janvrin Tower. It was built as a defense against French attack during the 1800s, but it stands above the tomb of a sailor called Philip Janvrin. On returning to the island from a trip to Nantes in the year 1721, Janvrin and his crew were not allowed to land, for fear that they might be infected with the plague that was afflicting the people of that area of France. They where ordered to stay in quarantine on their ship in the nearby Belcroute Bay. It's not known whether the crew were actually suffering from the plague, but sadly poor Janvrin died and his widow was still not allowed to bring his body ashore. Permission was finally given for his body to be interred on 'Ile au Guerdain', so that he would be within sight of his St. Brelade home.

A contribution to Outdoor Wednesday
and
ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Footpath between fields

This footpath in the Cueillette De Millais connects La Route des Landes to La Rue Freule. It has steep banks either side and appears to be used mainly by horse riders judging by the many hoofprints in the mud.