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    Travel Story

    Part of our travels around Jersey - Channel Islands.

    Jersey is located some 100 miles south of mainland Britain – in fact it is closer to France (14 miles)
    It is just 9 miles by 5 miles in size and it possesses a rich and varied landscape with much to see and do. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with exposed bays and sandy beaches.
    A population of under 98,000 have some 450 miles of roadway with a mix of fast and slow speed limits, some as slow as 15mph. It has a bus service which we found to be almost perfect for our needs.
    Our first foray into discovering Jersey on this trip was to use Waverley coach tours - a full day journey around the Island to discover the various places of interest and to learn the Island’s history.

    To begin.......

    Castle path leading to the entrance of Mont Orgueil Castle – Gorey



    Mont Orgueil Castle a fine example of a medieval fortress.

    Tide just coming in

    Gary Turner Medieval Historian - a mine of information

    Part of Dukes Leopards medieval company as sword student and Jersey’s only official Knight Templar


    Looking over Gorey from the top of the Castle

    Olympus OM D EM 1 mkll various settings used - lens 12-100 pro or 9-18


    https://www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/mont-orgueil-castle


    https://www.jersey.com/

    More to follow...


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    Re: Travel Story

    That's interesting to see your photos as we were watching Tony Robinson on TV there in Walking Through History, Nazi Occupation: The Channel Islands, where he showed us interesting but disturbing detail from not so long ago.

    It's great to see your photos of much older history too.

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    Re: Travel Story

    Nice photos.... well done.
    "Stef" E-620 and stuff...

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    Re: Travel Story

    A part of the UK I've not visited. One for the list.

    Thanks.
    All the best

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    Re: Travel Story

    Ross, Stef and Andy...

    ...thanks for commenting.


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    Re: Travel Story

    I know tractor fuel is cheaper for farmers, however..........!




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    Re: Travel Story

    Liberation Square - a hurried pic as the square is a constant hub of visitors, shoppers and office workers.


    Named in 1995 to commemorate 50 years since the end of the Occupation, Liberation Square's history stretches much further back into Jersey's past.
    Liberation Square was developed in 1995 to mark the 50th Anniversary of Jersey's Liberation. To the north of the square stands the Pomme D’Or Hotel, which was used by the Nazis as their Headquarters during the Occupation. The hotel's original balcony was the focal point for celebrations when the island was liberated by British forces on May 9, 1945.
    At the centre of Liberation Square is Philip Jackson’s sculpture depicting a group holding the Union Flag at the centre of a fountain. Twelve water jets in the pool symbolise Jersey's 12 parishes.
    As the island celebrated Liberation 60 on May 9 2005, Surgeon Captain McDonald, the man who originally draped the Union Flag from the Harbour Office in 1945 (now the Jersey Tourism office), again unfurled Great Britain's colours from the same window as he had 60 years previously. The Liberation 60 celebrations were given a royal seal of approval with a visit from Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Philip.
    At the centre of Liberation Square is Philip Jackson’s sculpture depicting a group holding the Union Flag at the centre of a fountain. Twelve water jets in the pool symbolise Jersey's 12 parishes. (from the BBC website)



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German...hannel_Islands


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    More to follow...

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    Re: Travel Story

    I was going to add many more as time went by. I am surprised by the lack of members comments, likes or thanks.

    One from the twilight zone and perhaps my last.



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    Re: Travel Story

    I can understand your disappointment but unfortunately, not many members here actually participate much (like me ), however, I'd like to see more. It's an interesting part of Britain that isn't always thought of (a bit like Tasmanian's feeling a little forgotten by mainlanders sometimes ).

    The 'starlight' effect works well in the last one too.

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    Re: Travel Story

    Wow..Barrie,
    I've been quite in Hibernation for a while..and had got used to the now so familiar canal pics (with the kingfisher thrown in now and then).
    This lot is so refreshing..hope you do more such travels..I always get facinated by locations which i might never make it too..
    ..and that #2 and #3 are so dramatic
    Thanks for putting these up.
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