Friday, September 25, 2009

More Pictures, Jersey!

Jersey Island is part of the Channel Islands, UK. Jersey is located just off the coast of France (an hour by ferry). It is one of the most charming places I have ever seen.

Most of the streets are cobblestone.
The houses are beautiful.
Many are gingerbread style with amazing architectural detail.
The shopping district of St. Helier is always packed with people, and has great shops and restaurants.
Elizabeth Castle sits just out in the bay off St. Helier. Above is the castle at high tide, and low tide. The castle was built in the 16th century.
At low tide, a walkway appears out of the ocean and can be used to access the castle in good weather. The tide varies approximately 30-40 feet from high to low tide, over about 6 hours. The locals warn everyone who is out in the ocean to be aware of what the tide is doing.
This adorable dog is keeping watch as the tide starts to come in.
This is a view from one of the highest points at the castle, looking back to St. Helier.
A row of cannons pointed out to the ocean.
One points back to the village?
An almost perfect spider web within the castle.
The marina looking back to St. Aubin's Bay. Such a beautiful place.

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