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A Long Weekend in Jersey

This weekend we took the kids to Jersey for a short break and we had a really relaxing time. We’d never been to Jersey before and one of the things we have set out to do is to take the kids to lots of new and interesting places and cities as often as we can.

Jersey is a small island in the English Channel, close to France and is just 9 miles long and 5 miles wide. It is similar to the Isle of Man that we visited 2 years ago as it has its own government, still has a connection with the UK, but mints its own currency and is an offshore tax haven. Jersey was occupied by the Germans during WWII so there is a big war connection on the island. There are lots of big houses and expensive cars and the island’s maximum speed is 40 mph. It seems quite an over populated island and Dave described it as a “rich list” housing estate. There are lots of Jersey Royal potato fields and apparently lots of Jersey cows (but we only saw about 8).

To get round the island you need a trusty hire car and a good map or a Sat Nav. We took the trusty TomTom and I had planned the days to make sure we covered all the main sites in the 3 days we were there.

The trusty hire car…
hire car
St Helier…
st helier
Jersey War Tunnels…
jersey war tunnels
Le Mare Wine Estate…
le mare wine estate
Heading to Devil’s Hole…
devils hole
Grosnez Point…
grosnez point
St Ouen’s Bay…
st ouens bay
Corbiere Lighthouse…
corbiere lighthouse
Durrell Wildlife Trust…
durrell wildlife trust
Gorey Harbour…
gorey castle
Mont Orgueil (Gorey) Castle…
mont orgueil castle gorey
Jersey Pottery…
jersey pottery

One Comment

  • Ann Clark

    Hello Becky
    I got to this page via your comments on Ancestry.co.uk as I was thinking about using it, changed my mind now!!
    I just felt I had to reply to this post about your long weekend on Jersey as myself, husband and daughter were there at exactly the same time!!!!! Hope you had a nice time, where abouts did you stay? We have often visited the island as our Downs Syndrome daughter loves it and the flight over from Gatwick is just about the right time for her and we have made friends there so always look forward to returning. Hope you will pay a longer visit again.
    Best wishes Ann Clark