Jersey‘s capital of St. Helier is a short bus ride from St. Brelade’s Bay. We visited on a Sunday and were both astonished and delighted to find that most shops, cafés and restaurants were closed. We were able to explore at our own pace and drift along side streets and hidden alleyways without fighting hordes of tourists. The area around the harbour has been redeveloped and is now home to a superb maritime museum. Just outside the museum, there’s an enormous steam clock, modelled on a 19th century paddle steamer, and claimed by Jersey as the world’s largest. The statue of a group of islanders with a British soldier and the union flag was unveiled in Liberation Square in 1995, the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands from German occupation.