Vacation Time!

It was time for a Summer Vacation. This time the destination was Poland via France and Germany.After a short boat journey from my home island of Jersey, we arrived in St. Malo France. After a 2 hour drive, we arrived in Caen. Caen, just for a night stop. Caen seems to be a lovely town and would like to visit again as this was just a night stop before heading on.

Early on the next morning after a lovely breakfast at the Hotel, we set off to Germany, an approx 6 an 1/2 hour drive, which due to some inclement weather and various stops ended up being around 9 hours.

Once arrived at our destination in Hagen Germany we met with some friends for the evening. The next morning after our goodbyes, we set off for Poland, and the city of Szczecin.

Above the Port of Szczecin.
A gorgeous historical port with the National Museum and Town Hall as a back drop.
My girlfriend and I spent a few days in the city, below are a few photos from that time.

Above, Emerald Lake, which was formed from a flooded mine.

Above a couple of images from one of the many beautiful churches in the City.

The City of Szczecin, is beautiful. A typical city, busy with lots to see and do, we were only there for a week before heading on, a week is not long enough to see everything so another trip is planned. Below a few photos from this beautiful city.

The Beautiful Park

More to follow…


Green Island Beach

Perfect Spring Day at Green Island Beach, Jersey Channel Islands.

A beautiful calm incoming tide.

The Ocean Bed! Incoming Tide, Green Island Bay Jersey.

La Corbiere

La Corbiere Lighthouse is sited on Jersey’s South-west point. Built in 1874 it was the first Lighthouse in the British Isles to be built of concrete.

I went out one late afternoon to take in the view on what was a fairly calm day.

La Corbiere Lighthouse Jersey.
Causeway. The Lighthouse is situated on a Tidal Island which is linked via a causeway at low tide.
An alarm sounds to warn visitors to clear the causeway as the tide rises.
The cottage at the top of the slipway, was once occupied by the keeper of the lighthouse.

At the top of the headland is a range-finding tower that the German occupying forces built during the.
The tower has 7 floors, including the top floor, which was an originally the flat roof. The top floor is now enclosed with a new roof and glazing. It provides a 360° view out over Jersey’s south-west tip.

Once used as a radio tower, it is now used as holiday accommodation which people may rent out.
A calm day on the sea at Corbiere. The sea can be very rough at this point of the Island.
A large rock in the foreground is one of many around the area.

Plemont Bay.

Situated on the North West Coast of Jersey, Plemont Bay is a gorgeous Bay.

Protected by high cliffs the crescent shaped bay offers golden sand, rock pools and ideal waters for swimming, surfing or just spending time to relax. I spent a couple of hours exploring the bay with my girlfriend on a gorgeous sunny day.

If you visit the island, the bay is well worth a visit, and don’t forget the café on the way back up.

The walk down to the bay is steep but, the view is fantastic, at the bottom of the short walk are a few steps which will take you down to the bay.

Once onto the beach, if it’s low tide then you will be greeted by golden sand to enjoy, there are rock pools and cave’s also, however be aware of possible rock fall by the caves and also be aware of the incoming tide.

Below, a close up of a Rock formation.

There are so many images to create while in the bay, this sand pattern caught my eye whilst walking along.

As you come onto the beach at the right hand side of the steps you can walk around to some imposing caves. You can enter the cave part of the way but be careful as there are large stones and boulders that can be slippery after the tide has gone out.

Walking up to and into the caves you are greeted by some amazing rocks and cliffs, there is also a waterfall!

A beautiful waterfall. Thank you mother Nature!

Below, inside the caves, you can hear the ocean from inside the caves, it’s so magical.

Perfect sunny day for taking photos!

I took the image below, at the end of our walk, most of the beach goers had headed home and there were just a few remaining on the beach.

Soon the tide would be in and the beach would take on a different view.

Mono Collection

It’s been a while since my last post, a lot has happened in my life since then. I am now back with a view to posting more often. I’m always inspired by a lot of the blogs that I see on here. So for this post I thought I would show some photos that I took last summer, the one that was, for Jersey at least very warm.

I have always had an interest in photography, and I hope you enjoy these few images, presented in mono.  As always, I love feedback. Enjoy!

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