As part of my tour around this beautiful Island I call home, I ventured down to St.Ouen’s Bay. The tide was on the drop and it had been a beautiful day.
The sun was still up, and the bay was as usual looking gorgeous. I spent a short time down the bay and took the following images.
Listening to the sound of the ocean while taking the above image reminded me of my time spent in the bay as a child. Those long summer days and evenings on the beach or across the way exploring the sand dunes.
The Image below was taken earlier in the day, before the tide came in.
Below, I had to capture an image of this runner in the late evening sun. A great place to walk or run and take in the amazing view.
The three images below show the work that is happening in order to stabilise the dunes.
The sun was casting it’s light onto the wooden post’s and it just showed the texture beautifully.
Sometimes, it can be hard to write a blog. Not knowing what to write or show.
So for this, I thought I would take you on a tour of Jersey, my home, the small southerly Island that although only 45 square miles packs a lot in. The plan for this first post, I thought I would take you to the Sand Dunes.
The Sand dunes, or ‘the dunes’ as I call them are a unique habitat due in part to the important flora and fauna they contain and are very sensitive and highly threatened habitats throughout Europe. The Sand Dunes in St.Ouens Bay Jersey are protected by an SSI (site of special Interest).
Below are a few images that I took on a short walk. The lone tree in the distance is always a good marker to aim for when you start a walk on the dunes as you can see it from the car park. You can see St.Ouens Bay in the distance.
The images below, just a couple of the colourful plants that you can find on the dunes.
I love how the above plant looks against the blue sky. The image below, be prepared for some hard walking, the dunes can take it out of you with some of the paths being steep with shifting sands.
A walkers paradise, no matter what time of year. I have been walking these dunes for years, either with my dogs, my family or just on my own to explore and think. If you are lucky enough to visit the dunes on a day like this, then you will see this part of our special Island of Jersey in all of it’s natural beauty.