Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Old Station Café at Millbrook

On Victoria Avenue. The station was on a railway line which ran from La Corbiére to Gorey between 1885 and 1935.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

St George's Church

St George's is the daughter church of the parish church of St Ouen. St George's was built in the north of the parish in 1880 and is situated next door to the parish primary school, Les Landes.

A contribution to the CDPB St George's Day theme and Our World Tuesday.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Charing Cross

The Toad is a monument erected at Charing Cross in 2004, as part of the commemoration of the octocentenary of Jersey's status of Crown Dependency, and in memory of the presence on the site between 1698 and 1812 of the island's prison. The monument, created by Gordon Young, consists of a 9-foot tall column of polished Jersey granite into which is carved extracts from the Code Le Geyt of 1698 concerning crimes and applicable punishments. On top of the column is a Jersey crapaud - the site was originally marsh land, and the numerous toad colonies in the area are the source of the nickname commonly applied to Jersey people.

In front of The Toad is the motorbike belonging to Vladimir Yarets, a native of Minsk (Belarus). He is aiming at a Guinness Book world record to be the first deaf person to do a round the world trip on a motorbike. In 2007 he was in Auckland, New Zealand. His round-the-world trip was started on the 27th of May 2000. Latest information on Yaret's website.

For Scenic Weekends.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Bergerac's Roadster

Bergerac's Triumph Roadster used in the TV series which ran for 87 episodes in the 80s and early 90s is currently on display at Jersey Goldsmiths. The Roadster has an aluminium and ash body on a shortened chassis. Power comes from a standard ohv 1776cc engine supplied by Jaguar. Top speed was 70 mph but it took over 30 seconds to reach sixty.

Larger view on Sithenah.

Friday, 12 April 2013

St Catherine's Breakwater

St. Catherine's Breakwater is all that exists of a projected "refuge" harbour for the Royal Navy. It was intended to be used as a forward base in the event of a blockade of the French coast. The harbour was designed during the period of Anglo-French rivalry during the 1840s, and work began on the North breakwater in 1847. It was finished in 1855, by which time Britain and France were fighting as allies against the Russians, and the planned Southern breakwater was never completed.

The breakwater provides shelter from south-westerly to north winds. The bottom of the harbour is mud and sand, and there is a landing slip at the base of the breakwater. It is now used mainly by leisure craft as a quiet anchorage. Fishermen use the long breakwater for catching conger eels, mackerel and bass.

See Ports and Harbours of the UK for more information.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Monday, 8 April 2013

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.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Lion Park Lake

Freshwater lake used by the Lion Park Boat Club for sailing remote control boats.

For ABC Wednesday and Water World Wednesday.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

La Rue Freule

The sign opposite La Hauteure indicates the end of the Green Lane status of La Rue Freule.

For Our World Tuesday.