Thursday, 29 March 2012

View towards La Corbiere

A view across fields near Atlantic View on La Route de La Villaise. In the background is La Corbiere lighthouse

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

King Street

At its junction with New Cut. King Street was originally La Rue de Derriere.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Telephone kiosk at St Catherine's

Since 2000 almost all variations of telephone kiosks have been replaced by the present Jersey Telecom Limited standard kiosk. It is an anodized aluminium design finished in all yellow. Manufactured by Prosider S.P.A. of Ravenna, Italy, it is slightly wider than previous designs, this being to enable easier access by wheelchair users. To further facilitate this access the kiosk is installed on a flat stainless steel plate with anti-slip patterning.
Information culled from "A History of the Telephone Kiosk in Jersey" by Graeme Marett [PDF file].

To the right of the kiosk is a plaque commemorating Jane Luscombe's round the island swim in 1976.

For Mellow Yellow Monday

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Field in the Cueillette De Millais

A fenced off field in the Cueillette De Millais, St Ouen parish. The path South (right) looked as if it would afford access to La Route de La Villaise but in fact it just went around all four sides of the large field. St Ouen's bay can be seen in the distance.

A contribution to Scenic Sunday

Friday, 23 March 2012

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Cueillette De Millais footpath

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.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Jane Luscombe's Swim

Plaque at the end of St Catherine's breakwater commemorating the feat of Miss Jane Luscombe, aged 15 years of "Croix au Maitre" who swam around the island of Jersey on 5th August 1976. She left St Catherine's at 4.35 am and arrived back at 5.40pm.

A contribution to signs, signs.

For more "J's visit ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Footpath through 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.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Streets of St Helier

Sign on King Street (La Rue de Derriere) explaining the old and new names of streets in St Helier.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sunday, 11 March 2012

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.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Les Landes Gated Road

Gated road on Les Landes between the track to Battery Moltke and the junction of La Route des Landes and La Route de la Villaise.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Gorey Harbour at Low Tide

The beach at Gorey Harbour has been used for loading cargo since at least the Middle Ages. In 1685 Dumaresq wrote that Gorey was the most ancient port of the Island and described the pier as "old and decayed". In 1815, it was decided to rebuild the decaying pier to serve the 150 or so visiting oyster-fishing boats stationed in the port during the season. The work cost £16,000 and was completed by 1817 and, in the following years, hotels, chandlers and houses were built along the pier when the land beneath the castle was sold off by the Crown.

Today the harbour has been taken over by yachts and small craft.

Read more on This is Jersey.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


HSBC Bank on the corner of Esplanade and Gloucester Street, St Helier.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Red dinghy

On the seawall at Gorey Harbour. The lines go out to craft moored on the beach.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Churchill Park Fountain

Ornamental Fountain in the Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Park, St Brelades.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Feeding Flamingo

A "Greater Flamingo" (Phoenicopterus roseus) at Lion Park, Jersey Gold. The traditional pink colour derives from their diet of shrimps. Captive birds are paler due to the lack of shrimp in their diet.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 2 March 2012

French Harbour, St Helier

From Pier Road looking over the yachts in the French Harbour towards the cranes on Albert Pier.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Track to Battery Moltke

Track leading off La Route de la Mare to the German Occupation Site, Battery Moltke. The sign forbids unauthorised dumping.