Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Now we are on the little train and it is such fun! I cannot believe we never went on this when we lived here! It is such a "slow" way to see part of the island and in comfort too. Maybe it was too Touristy when we lived here!Ha!
This was the tidest bus station l have ever been in! You sit and wait and then when the bus arrives...the door slowly open and lets you enter. Weird!
Gorilla's and more tomorrow.......night
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Starting off our journey from the train station at Clapham Juntion....l love trains.
Our hotel and the Marina in front of it, so beautiful and blue sky to boot.
The veranda infront of the Bar and this is where they held a BBQ and Live Music on Friday night. We did try to get a seat but the only free table was inbetween smokers, so we stayed in side.
In the Foyer there was a huge fish tank with some really great fish in it. I love watching fish and find it very relaxing.
I had never seen white fish before and there were several in this tank . It was very interesting watching the fish being feed each day. The guy had to use a step ladder as the tank is so tall.
Outside the hotel was a large metal tree scupture that is called "The Freedom Tree" and round the base is a beautiful poem.
When the tide is out it is possible to walk to the Island, but far more fun l would think is to ride a DUKW out to the island.
Read the sign on this image and then look at the next image........
I think the fish read the sign and realised they were safe in the Marina!Ha.
Rocks galore in Jersey!
Amazing houses on the beach ....worth millions.
The following images are of the inside of a shelter we found on the beach....amazing images.
Leftt-side of the shelter.
Right-side of the Shelter.
This was on the beach and l thought it was great....may make it into a postcard.
La Hocq Tower still attracts lots of visitors which is just around the corner from where we used to live.
This is the house we used to rent, when we lived in Jersey 20 years ago. It has been smartened up and also there is an extention on the left hand side of the house. It is just across the road from the sea and when the winds got up, the waves often used to come up and over our roof!!!!Exciting!
This is the sea opposite our old house. It is so clean and looks gorgeous and full of crabs and small fish.
Yet more empty beaches but you wait till the Summer and you will not be able to move on this beach for tourists
"What ..no crips"!
One of the beautiful images Tony took of the Marina in the early evening with the Ferry coming in.
The seating that has been put down on the beach, wasn't here when we lived there...great Amphitheatre though.
Great new (to me) fountain with a wonderful water feature that was great fun for children of all ages.
Look at the rubbish bins and tell me which country do you think you are in?
This is the little train that runs along the front in St.Helier, that we never went on when we were here..so this time we did.. Look out for the next instalment on our great time in Jersey!! Hint..Jersey Zoo!!!!!