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    Boy Band Blake @ Fort Regent Leisure Centre

    by mafallaize Written Oct 14, 2012

    Blake will be performing at Fort Regent on Thursday 1st November.

    The 4 piece boy band 'Blake' will be performing in Gloucester Hall Fort Regent Jersey on Thursday 1st November 2012 @ 8pm. I can't wait to return to Jersey to see them, they were good on TV :)

    I highly recommend you check them out during your travels.

    Tickets available online http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=JSLR&organ_val=35812&pid=7341344

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    stuff we did

    by littlebush Written May 7, 2012

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    -St Helier-nothing special but it is a good base and has the largest array of everything!
    the waterfront is quite nice.
    the beach nothing too great.
    nightlife not great, most bars dont seem very lively.

    -Gorey-noce castle, mont orguell, but £12 to get in, so we didnt.
    -Rozel-tiny place with a large burger van and a restaurant called the navigator thats meant to be good.
    -Bouley bay-nothing special, just a bay
    -Bonne Nuit-a small harbour but a nice cafe called Bonne Nuit cafe is nice
    -St Aubin-pretty tiny village with nice buildings and harbour and cafes.
    -St Brelades bay-huge beach with rocky surrounding and some good cafes, Crab shack being one. nice place.
    -Corbiere-lighthouse and rocky coastline
    -Beaufort-lovely little bay surroundded by dramatic rocks
    -Plemont bay-raved about - very nice beach and rocks, with cafe overlooking.
    -Greve de lecq-a few cafes on a beach tahts not that great

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    Create your own postcard - Corbière Lighthouse

    by Mooglosaurus Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are two ways to visit Corbière Lighthouse;
    1. When the tide is low, you can walk up to the lighthouse and visit it
    2. Planning your visit right, you can go see the sun setting on the lighthouse.

    I did the last one and could not help drop a tear when watching this beauty. I was fortunate enough to see a golden sky appearing little by little behind this lighthouse.
    Apparently it is even more amazing during winter times when the tides are high and stormy.

    If you look properly for it, you will even find a little hidden bench where you can sit to enjoy the scenery and take a beautiful picture.

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    Jersey Lavender

    by Janani Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I think anyone would enjoy a visit to this farm but, as I then taught aromatherapy and my mum was studying it at another college, this was at the top of our list of places to visit, during our holiday on the island. We got very lost finding it, without a proper map, and thought we would never get there but, when we did it, was well worth the visit. We started by visiting the medicinal herb garden and were interested to see some of the plants that we were familiar with seeing in our textbooks but had never seen live specimens of before.

    After this, we headed for the steam distillation room, where the harvested stalks and flowers are loaded into giant vats, through which steam is passed to draw out the essences of the plants, so that when it is cooled as it leaves the containers, the water soluble extracts remain dissolved in the water (lavender water) and the oil based essences separate from the water and float on the top (lavender essential oil.) These can then be bottled separately and sold. We didn’t see the bottling in progress that day but were able to see the entire process, from growing the plants to labelling the bottles, on video in the distillation room. It was nice to see everything we had studied in theory put into practice before our eyes.

    We enjoyed looking through the lavender fields, where all the plants grew in neat rows, producing a marvellous aroma, and attracting a great number of busy bees to collect their pollen and also liked the area dedicated to the huge number of different varieties of the plant, where we were amazed by the variation in shape, size and colour that exists.

    Finally, we headed off to the shop, which sells everything you could possibly imagine that could incorporate lavender flowers or essential oils in its make up. Having bought lavender essential oil from a variety of suppliers, I must say theirs has one of the nicest smells. I also bought a bag of the dried lavender you can see in the picture.

    Seasonal Opening: May to September, Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm.

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    aMaizin Maze

    by jerseybaby Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The aMaizin Maze is the newest aattraction in Jersey. Immensely popular with the locals and excellent value for money! Your entrance fee (less than £20 for 4) is an all inclusive price and most people arrive for an hour and spend over five hours enjoying the facilities.

    Included in your price are 3 go-kart tracks, water pistol range, Crazy Golf, tractor rides and of course the Maze when it is ready in the height of the Summer!

    Fantastic staff, fantastic value, award-winning and judging by the amount of birthday parties "the" place for kids age 3 -16!

    Great place for adults too!

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    Jersey War Tunnels(Underground Hospitals)

    by bobsreturn2004 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a very spooky place,When the germans occupied the channel islands they forced over 60,000 slaves to build a underground hospital for them both in Gurnsey and Jersey.Over 10,000 bodies are believed to be burried in the walls in the hospital.Today the hospital is a museum which gives a chilling accountant of how Jersey turned from a island of peace and calm to horror.Even more scary is the television screens which house German officers who talk to you.The tunnels take two hours to view propely and it is very cold inside, so take a sweatshirt or coat.The tunnels were never completed.
    At main reception you are given a identity card to take round with you, in the cafe later you can find out what happened to that person, before walking into the Garden of reflection.

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    Jersey War Tunnels(Underground Hospitals)

    by bobsreturn2004 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a very spooky place,When the germans occupied the channel islands they forced over 60,000 slaves to build a underground hospital for them both in Gurnsey and Jersey.Over 10,000 bodies are believed to be burried in the walls in the hospital.Today the hospital is a museum which gives a chilling accountant of how Jersey turned from a island of peace and calm to horror.Even more scary is the television screens which house German officers who talk to you.The tunnels take two hours to view propely and it is very cold inside, so take a sweatshirt or coat.The tunnels were never completed.
    At main reception you are given a identity card to take round with you, in the cafe later you can find out what happened to that person, before walking into the Garden of reflection.

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    Beaches

    by Tea4Two Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    With SEVENTEEN different types of sand to get between your toes there are loads of beaches to choose from. Each beach has different qualities which attract different types of people. For example St. Ouen's Bay is quite definitely the place for surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing. St. Brelades Bay is more for water sports like water skiing. Portelet and Plemont are romantic bays. Greve de Lecq for families with loads of rock pools for kids to "fish" and play in. Gorey - where you feel you walk for miles just to cover your knees in the water.

    There are at least TEN beaches to watch the sun go down as well!!

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    Bouley Bay

    by Jasen71 Written Jul 15, 2008

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    This beach is particularly good for competent swimmers and divers. There is a PADI centre here and Kayaks can be hired out and tours done also. A swimmers pontoon is also moored out in the middle of the bay. Parking isn't that great but ain't a big problem. Beach Cafe and Pub.. Fishing from the pier is very good...

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    Greve de Lecq on the North Coast

    by Jasen71 Written Jul 15, 2008

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    Located in the Parish of St Ouen and St Mary it is by far the best beach on the north coast of the island.. There is a large car park, but it fills up rapidly during high season.

    With 3 cafes and 2 pubs in the area, as well as a beach kiosk on the slipway, but you'd better watch out for the seagulls, who aren't afraid to snatch food out of your hand. Safe place to swim at nearly all states of the tide, except when there is a heavy swell. Fishing from the pier at high water is great fun..

    The cliffs bordering the beach mean that it loses the sun in late afternoon.

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    Plemont Beach on the North Coast

    by Jasen71 Written Jul 15, 2008

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    Plemont is a special place for families and beach lovers. All those caves and rock pools to explore, plus plenty of lovely white sand at low tide. But, as other visitors have pointed out, this is a dangerous place at high tide. Don't leave the kids unattended when the sea races in, as they could easily be cut off. There are lifeguards in the summer, but it's best to keep a wary eye on any wanderers. Also, there are steep steps from the cafe to the beach, so be aware of that if mobility is an issue.

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    German Unnderground Hospital

    by Jasen71 Written Jun 19, 2008

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    The war tunnels is located in the heart of the island and in a quiet meadow. During the German Occupation of the Channel Islands 1940 - 1945 the occupation forces built many bunkers and tunnels which can still be seen to this day, but here in St Peters Valley the tunnels have been made into a museum. The tunnels always send a chill down my spine when you think that hundreds of forced labourers rounded up by the Organization Todt in France and including refugees from Spain and Morocco, and Polish and Russian prisoners of war who were treated no better than slaves and dressed in rags. These workers toiled for over twelve hours a day and fed very little, lThey worked like ants in an underground hell of dust, smoke and falling rock. Serious injury was commonplace with injured workers being pulled from the rockfaces to be replaced by more unfortunates.
    Open daily from mid-March until early-November from 9:30 am (with last admission at 4:15 pm) and from mid-November to mid-December on Thursday and Sunday afternoons.

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    Elizabeth castle

    by jo104 Updated Apr 3, 2008

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    This tip write up was done by my friend Mecheal who visited Elizabeth castle whilst Christel & I went to the Underground hospital

    It was a chilly, blustery day as I meandered along the causeway towards Elizabeth Castle. The first part of the causeway was slightly slippery, so I walked on the sand, peaking into some pools along the way, then rejoined it; taking about 15-20 min to cross. Up the stone entrance I went to pay my dues.

    From about 550 to 1550 this was a religious site, after which it took on a military function, the remnants of which we see today, although many alterations have taken place over the past 400-odd years (incl. German occupation influences). The remaining buildings are intact and you can explore some of them (or peak into windows). I had a wander inside the West Bastion, fairly empty now, but with rusting remains of a mounted gun and a few other unidentified bits, but you get the feel of the working conditions for the men who were stationed there over the years.

    The castle itself is in 3 sections, the Lower Ward (where you enter), the Mount or Upper Ward, which is the highest and oldest part with the most buildings and the Outer Ward. When I visited (winter time) there was a story teller dressed in the soldier/officer's outfit of old, who told you the history and other antidotes in the Upper Ward from 12 - 1pm, firing a cannon at 1pm, weather permitting. I was on a tight schedule so only spent about 1.5 hours in all wandering around and caught a few min of his talk, but if you are into history, cannons, ammunition and things, I would think you can easily spend 2 - 3 hours here (I missed the cannon if it was fired), especially on a sunny day as you have 360 degree views around the island and of the coastline. You can see why it was a good outpost!

    Also, don't worry if the tide comes in (or is in); there is the quirky blue 'tub' (ferry) which will take you across, although the tide was out long enough for me to walk back too.

    Entry £8, Entry with ferry crossing £10
    Causeway is open at low tide - free!!
    English guide pamphlet .50p (German and 1 or 2 other languages were also available)

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    Corbiere Lighthouse

    by jo104 Updated Mar 27, 2008

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    After the railway walk you are only a stonethrow away from the Corbiere lighthouse. If the tide is out it is a nice walk out along the causeway. Although be warned that when the tide turns it comes in & covers the causeway at incredible speed. On 28 May 1946 the assistant lighthouse keeper died attempting to rescue a visitor cut off by the incoming tide. A memorial stone with the words "Take heed, all ye that pass by" remembers this act of selflessness.

    The name Corbiere comes from the french word corbeau, for crow or rook which are thought to be birds of bad omen and appropriately named for the dangerous rocks that many a vessel sailed into. Only in 1873 was the 35ft high concrete lighthouse built the first concrete lighthouse in the world in fact.

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    Liberation Square

    by jo104 Updated Mar 26, 2008

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    The momunument was erected in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of Jersey's Liberation from Nazi occupation. The Pomme D'Or hotel behind the statue was used as Nazi headquarters. Philip Jackson scupltured a group holding the Union Flag at the centre of a fountain. The 12 jets of water in the pool represent the 12 parishes of Jersey.

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