Saturday, 18 January 2014

walking in the winter sunshine

Well its been a miserable afternoon, so I thought I would share some photos of
 a beautiful walk last weekend.....
A gorgeous view heading round to Moulin Huet (pronounced Moolan Wet just to confuse you all!)

So so mild, you could almost smell spring in the air, well almost...

looking back towards Jerbourg and the Pea Stacks


Then coming inland, and the lovely surprise of a rare new build that I actually like!  There seems to be more and more thatched roofs appearing around the island which I think is brilliant, there is just such a beautiful softness to those houses.

Then up the Jerbourg road to Doyle Monument, built in memory of Sir John Doyle, Governor of the island between 1803-1816.  Not sure what he did to deserve this, but the original was demolished by the Germans as it got in the way of their guns.  And this replacement way put up by the islanders in 1953.
Its worth climbing up to it as the views are fantastic.

Down over Castle Cornet and up to the Vale.

Out over Herm,

then right abit to Sark,

back left of Herm and you can just make out Alderney on the horizon,

and it was so clear that we could even make out the buildings on France behind Herm.  
But think they might be Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant, so that's not so great........

Well hope to see the sun soon, not keen on the rain, though it does mean its a fire and stew tonight, yummm

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