Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Mont Orgueil Castle and the Harbour Village of Gorey

Mont Orgueil Castle Even if you've never visited Mont Orgueil Castle, it is likely to look familiar. Symbolic of Jersey, the photogenic fortress is reproduced on countless postcards, holiday brochures and guides. Commanding a spectacular promontory above the harbour, built into the granite rocks, it makes a wonderful backdrop to Gorey Harbour. The earliest fortifications … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Mont Orgueil Castle and the Harbour Village of Gorey

Road Trip Jersey 2022| Elizabeth Castle

Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier Elizabeth Castle sits off St. Helier in St. Aubin's Bay and is a great Tudor stronghold, which defended the island for over 300 years. At high tide the only way to get there is aboard the castle's ferry, a semi-amphibious vehicle. Queen Elizabeth I ordered the construction and Sir Walter Raleigh, … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022| Elizabeth Castle

Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Corbière Lighthouse

Causeway to Corbière Lighthouse Corbière Lighthouse was erected in 1874 and was the first one in the British Isles to be made from reinforced concrete. Weather permitting, the light can be seen from a distance of up to 18 miles (29kms). Sadly the lighthouse isn't open to the public. At mid to low tide you … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Corbière Lighthouse

Road Trip Jersey 2022 | The Completed Journal

And it's finished. Initially I thought there would be a lot of spare pages at the rear of the book, but it seems that I've timed it to perfection and finished recording our trip on the very last page. 🙂 Trimming some of the journal's pages worked out well - they definitely add definition and … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | The Completed Journal

Me on Monday | 13 June

It was a week of Covid-19 isolation. The Brainy One and The Boy were self-isolatingThe Brainy One's jury service was deferred until later this yearThe Boy tested negative of day 5, The Brainy One was still positiveThe Boy returned to school after 2 consecutive negative tests. He was sent home again before lunch, as he … Continue reading Me on Monday | 13 June

Exploring Jersey Through The Pages of a Book

Have you ever gone somewhere or eaten something simply because you read about it in a book? I did that in Jersey. Well, it was actually several places and one new-to-us food, and as we did them on my birthday, my guys grinned and bore it (bared it?). 🙂 I first read Just Haven't Met … Continue reading Exploring Jersey Through The Pages of a Book