Sunday, May 13, 2007

Where I live

Quite a few people in the international mixed media community are unfamiliar with Jersey, Channel Islands (not surprising) as we are a small group of tiny Islands in the English Channel just about 8 miles off the coast of Normandy, France.
Jersey is the largest of these Islands at approx. 9 x 5 miles, with a population of 85,000 at the last count & far too much traffic! All that said, there are still many beautiful natural sites to see here & an amazing amount of history, dating back from pre-history right through the French Napoleonic Invasions and Occupation of the 2nd World War with beautiful architecture recording these times.
So, here are a few shots of my little Island to help put it on your map, will add more as I take them when I'm out & about.

La Corbiere Lighthouse
South western most point of the Island

Footpath leading down to Le Scez Harbour

Not a harbour at all but a lovely secluded rocky cove where you can collect periwinkle shells, especially the yellow ones, by the dozen....see below. One of my favourite places to walk with my dog.

This is the coast line looking NE from Le Scez towards Rozel

Here we've moved down to the south coast, this is Elizabeth Castle, SE side of St Aubin's bay across the road from where I live, on the opposite side of the bay is St Aubin's Fort below. This is the beach where I walk with Max each morning & evening & pick up seaglass & all sorts of bits & bobs that have a potential artistic use!

Well I had to finish off for today with a photo of Max having fun on the beach as he always accompanies me wherever I go, he's a real beach babe!

Hope you enjoyed this first visit to my Island :)


Cynthia said...

Gisele, I love seeing the photos of where you live, but most of all, Max. He is such a handsome boy. I hope he is doing well and that you are too.


bockel24 said...

So nice to see your home island this way, it´s looking lovely.

Carrie said...

I think I want to move after looking at these photos - you live in a beautiful place - I have never been there and have never seen photos either - thanks for sharing.

Kaz said...

Jersey looks beautiful, and Max is lovely too!!

Ro Bruhn said...

Thanks Gisele for showing us your Island. It is really beautiful and sounds so romantic. We used to watch a TV show many years ago called Bergerack, starring John Nettles. I think that was filmed in your neck of the woods. It always seemed so idyllic.
Max is adorable.

DymphieM said...

Thank you for your island tour, what a beautiful place to live.

Ruth Rae said...

wow! what a amazing spot!
the foot path just takes my breath away!
did your package every arrive!?

Judy said...

Wow, looks amazing where you live. Thanks for all the info. next time I travel i will have to remember this gorgeous spot of yours. hope you are well Giselle and the banner looks great, I just sis the same finally on my blog.

cookievf said...

Thanks for taking the time to share your pics and all of the tidbits about this beautiful island. Coincidence: as you may know, we have a state in the east called, New Jersey and all my life I've referred to myself as a "Jersey Girl!" But Gisele, you're the REAL DEAL! (& I love your beautiful pup!)

- vicki xo

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love Jersey! We had a lovely holiday there a few years ago, the coastline is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photos!

Izabella said...

Beautiful! something about living by water is magical~

thank you so much for taking the time to translate that note! ;) cuckoo!! love that

xo Bella