I am now on the island of Jersey, part of the Channel Islands. Above is Elizabeth Castle which sits just out in the bay off of St. Helier, the main city. You can walk out to the castle at low tide.
The Channel Islands are part of the UK. Jersey is very small, about 40 miles around the perimeter of the island.
Jersey is actually closer to France, it sits off the coast of Normandy. I will soon be leaving on a ferry to France, then a train to Paris!