Beautiful St Aubins Beach
Favorite thing: Have you ever experienced walking on the beach whilst being pelted by hail stones - I have now. This beach lies on Jerseys south coast and is a safe swimming beach, it is both a sun trap & well sheltered from the wind. It is suited to watersports such as windsurfing, water skiing etc. There are lots of summer beach kiosks open.
Favorite thing: Jersey has many apple orchards and as well as producing their own cider are very proud of their black butter (La Niere Buerre). This is made from cider apples boiled for many hours even days then it is reduced by half and sugar, lemon, liquorice & spices are added. It is stirred with a wooden paddle until it reaches a thick consistency.
Christel first tasted black butter ice-cream which the shop keeper described as a hot cross bun taste. This butter can not only be smeared on toast, scones etc but also can be used to glaze hams and the like.
You will find that the price of black butter is the same in most shops and even the airport.
Public toilets - when you need to go
Favorite thing: After our walk we were pleased to find nice clean public toilets in Corbiere. After chatting to some of the guests at our hotel they remarked also on how clean the public toilets were around the beachfront areas and they had seen someone cleaning them even though it was pelting down with rain outside. The public toilets appear to be free in most places as well but then I can only go on my visit to the one near the lighthouse and the liberation station.
History & Beauty
Favorite thing: Beatiful scenery. Friendly people, Good climate.
Plenty of historic castles and sites to visit.
Fondest memory: The war tunnels (German underground hospital) is a place not to be missed if you want to understand how the people of Jersey survived during the years of German occupation (1940/1945)
Favorite thing: The UK National Health Service does not extend to Jersey but there is a reciprocal Health Convention between the UK Dept of Health and the States of Jersey for immediate necessary medical services for visitors. Visitors from overseas can obtain medical assistance at the Morning Medical Clinic in Newgate Street, St. Helier.
To make an appointment, telephone 01534 616833 between 8:30am and 4:30pm and you will be connected to a GP Surgery who will give you an appointment and the location of the Surgery for that day. This is an all day surgery-based service on weekdays.
Services are free to UK residents and to residents of countries with a reciprocal agreement - Alderney, Australia, Austria, Barbados, France, Guernsey, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the Isle of Man. For persons from non-reciprocal countries, there will be a fee, which will be advised by the Surgery at the time of appointment.
Fondest memory: http://www.health.gov.je/index.asp
Road Laws! 'Filter in turn'
Favorite thing: Filter in turn!? If the intersection is marked by a filter in turn sign, drivers must take turns when negotiating the junction. In other words you filter in turn!?
Fondest memory: Watching people trying to filter in turn.
Follow the tide...
Favorite thing: When the South beach tide goes out on Jersey, it goes out a LOOONG way. take a walk out at low tide, then look back and you wont actually realise just how far you've gone away from the island.
Fondest memory: If you want a bit of peace and quiet from the bustle of St Helier, etc., then this is the perfect solution!Related to:
Lilly - Jersey's Own Beauty Queen
Favorite thing: Lillie was born in 1853 in Jersey. She was the only daughter of the Rector of St Saviour and the Dean of Jersey, the Very Reverend William Corbet Le Breton. She was baptised Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, but was always known amongst her friends as Lillie.
Lillie met John Millais through London’s Society and he asked if she would sit for him, as he wanted to be the first painter to portray his countrywoman. Millais’ “A Jersey Lillie” immediately enhanced the reputation of her beauty, especially when it was hung in The Royal Academy and nominated in 1879 as picture of the year.
Lillie was the mistress of the Prince of Wales for several years as well as being a friend right up until his death in 1910.
After Lillie’s affair with Prince Edward was over, she met another Royal Prince - Prince Louis of Battenberg, to whom she had an illegitimate daughter. In 1899 Lillie married once again, this time to Hugo de Bathe, but they were an ill matched couple and spent most of their time apart.
Lillie Langtry eventually becoming a member of the famous Bancroft Theatrical Company. She later toured in both America and South Africa. In fact she became known as one of the hardest working actresses of her time. She also ventured into the fields of horse racing and had stables at Newmarket where she bred and raced horses under the name of “Mr Jersey”. She had her largest win ever - £120,00 - with her famous horse Merman which won the Caesarwitch in 1892.
In 1900 Lillie returned to Jersey to open the new Opera House in St Helier, taking the female lead in “The Degenerates” and delighting the islanders by speaking to them in Jersey Norman-French at the end of the play. On her retirement from both acting and racehorse owner, Lillie went to live in Monaco. There, in 1929, at the age of 75 years, she died. Her grave can be seen in the St. Saviour's Cemetery in Jersey.
Fondest memory: A visit to the Jersey Museum provides a lot of background information on the story of Lillie as well as show casing some of her personal effects. A fascinating, well documented story.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Historical Travel
Best Looking Cows in the World!
Favorite thing: The Jersey cow is numerically the second largest breed of dairy cattle in the world. She is renowned worldwide and revered in Jersey for her beauty, purity and rich, golden, high quality milk.
If you have the chance look at their huge brown eyes and their incredibly long eye lashes.
Fondest memory: Having been raised on a farm in Jersey I adore the Jersey Cow. They are not only beautiful but intelligent. My grandfather had a name for every single one of his cows and - unbelievably - the cow would come to him when called. Bizarre but true!Related to:
- Farm Stay
Favorite thing: The ‘Queen of Spain’ visits Jersey every year. Along with swallowtails and an abundance of other butterflies that are drawn to the island by a staggering floral tapestry.
The Jersey Battle of Flowers is now over 100 years old ..… and was first staged in 1902 to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII.
Why does Jersey have moles and Guernsey does not?
Because Guernsey separated from France before Jersey did and before moles had time to inhabit it!!Related to:
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: Planted in January and dug around May these potatoes are small and kidney shaped. The skin is very thin and easily rubs away. The best way to have these is boiled and smothered with a generous coating of butter. Yummy!! Another variation is to boil them with some sprigs of mint and serve with a fresh piece of lamb. Pure luxury.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Food and Dining
OUTINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Favorite thing: You will never have to walk around aimlessly and listlessly on Jersey, there is so much to do and see and ENJOY.
Cinemas, theatres and a wide choice of live music in pubs and often in hotel, where also non-guest can be present, many shows....
From Easter till October FORT REGENT at the PIAZZA has live amusement (not on Saturdays) for young and not so young.
Fondest memory: In The GLOUCESTER HALL with 2.000 seats many international artists will show their skills....
And again: don't forget the Hotels and Pubs...
Jersey is a bubbling Island, full of life!
SOME EXTRA INFO.......
Favorite thing: VISITORS CERVICE CENTRE.....
ST. HELIER JE1 1BB
in case you want to write them.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE BROCHURES:
CALL: 00 44 1534 500 800
CALL: 00 44 1534 500 888
INFO: 00 44 1534 500 777
Fax: 00 44 1534 500 808
Fondest memory: THE CHOICE OF RESTAURANTS IS OVERWHELMING......
Start thinking in the morning where you will go for dinner in the evening.....
BEACHES AND SAFETY........
Favorite thing: The 8 best beaches you can recognise because they have got "4 DOLPHINS" signs....
From 15th May - the end of September the beaches of St. Ouen's Bay, St. Brelade's Bay and Plémont GUARDED by professional bath Attendants.
These guarded beaches are marked with yellow / red flags (see picture) .
These signs are put in different places throughout the day, this because of the TIDE...
Sometimes the Attendants can request (order) people to go to another place.
Whenever the circumstances change and it is too dangerous to swim RED FLAGS are placed on the beach.
The team of Attendants is very helpful and willing to help you when you hesitate where to go, they know best.....
REMEMBER THAT JERSEY HAS EXSTREMELY STRONG TIDAL CURRENTS and even while walking along the coast one can't be careful enough, especially with children: always keep an eye on them....
Fondest memory: WALKING THE HIGH ROCKY CLIFF PATHS.
ABOUT THE MANY BEACHES.....
Favorite thing: Altogether the Island has some 50 miles of coastline (1 mile = 1.6 km.) and as I already have told you, some 20 beaches.
Every coast has its golden sand, which is washed twice each day by the extremely high tides.
Jersey has the world's third largest tidal range, which means THAT YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL!
Fondest memory: Staying at my friends' who always prepare a complete programme and I only have to surrender and enjoy!!
And.. they know me, know what I like.......
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La Route de la Baie, St. Brelade, JE3 8EF, United Kingdom
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