Thursday, 24 April 2014


Its weird weather today, sun then thick sea mist/fog than beautiful sun again.
But last week we had continuous sun, stunning.  I had the Tuesday morning off and needed to go to the printers in the north of the island, so afterwards headed over to
 Rousse Headland for a walk with my friends dog.
Looking out over Le Grand Havre towards Vale Church.
Every where you looked was blanketed in buttercups, there is something about seeing wild flowers en mass (like bluebell woods) that just lifts your spirit!

Rousse Tower

This fortification was built towards the end of the 1700's as part of a chain of towers to protect the island from the French during the Napoleonic wars.
Strangely the stone used for the gun platform is from Purbeck in Dorset, would love to know why they felt they needed to use that, rather than our local granite, which is very strong and hard.
I mean it was being exported to London to build the Strand and the steps of St Paul's Cathedral....

Lining up the sights

such a clear day, and on the sky line I could even make out the outline of Victoria Tower (that I visited earlier in the year)which is at the top of town.

These chaps are now the towers only residences
. The tower is open to the public, but frustratingly I was there three days to early...... 

Then a dog walk round the peaceful Baie de Port Grat,
past bucket loads of cow parsley, that has such a beautiful scent at the moment.

and then a well deserved coffee at Rousse café, I was very good and resisted all the beautiful homemade cakes she had on offer, even the Lamingtons,
which I thought would have remind Joey the Aussie sheep dog of home!

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