Tantalising Cliffs of Jersey
11.12.2013 - 11.12.2013 10 °C
The best way to appreciate what this island has to offer is to drive 20 minutes to any direction from where you are. The sand dunes are easy replaced by the headland, the valley or the farms. This small walk offers you enough to keep your heart rate up and your senses completely awaken. On the way, you bump into many historical buildings/places and you are brought backwards and forwards from the past to the present.
My first encounter was one of the many Jersey Round Towers built around 1780 to protect the island's most vulnerable beaches from Napoleonic attacks. They are 22 metres high and have walls of over two metres thick.
Once you leave the tower and climb to the top of the hill, you can view the beautiful bay of Greve de L'ecq. The hills at the back show the most astonishing iron fortifications which were used as a place for refugees in the late medieval period. As you walk to higher grounds you can't fail to see the wonderful views of Guernsey, Herm and Sark, The Paternosters - France, The Cherbourg Peninsular and Jersey's coastline. Enjoy it!