Not far away, the new incinerator continues to take shape, with shiny exhaust pipe to the power station's stack.
From the South.
Those kart people would have you believe that few people use the Ronez loop road, but I was there and so were THREE other cars - even on an overcast day with no great view of the distant coasts at the time! So PLEASE don't let them steal this public road for their own selfish permanent use!
More planning madness...
.. a massive gated community takes shape...
.. and luxury house.
The newly uncovered bunker at Noirmont - complete with original wall decoration and lino on the floor...
.. and a more recent inscription on the ceiling of the escape shaft! (Shaft being the operative word)
A model of the tunnels at St.Aubin gives a good idea how large they are...
.. and here's a map of German railways on the island during the occupation, for what it's worth.
Lots of plane trails to the south of Noirmont. Maybe it does affect the amount of sunshine we get?
As usual it was a far better spectacle in the evening, with more atmosphere. The crowd was actually cheering, waving and dancing a bit - whereas it just doesn't generate the same enthusiasm in the cold light of day.
Well done to everyone. Here are a few bits from some video footage I shot, which I might get around to editing together for the YouTube channel at some point... don't hold your breath though!
By far the best float, the Optimists were "Rollin' on a River" and the whole float was rocking! Brilliant, just brilliant!
My pics? What can I say... but that there are two types of photographers : artists and recordists. I'm a recordist - for me it's a technical challenge to try to capture what the eye sees, rather than what the imagination sees. I'm no artist.
My camera is good enough for the web, I'm not interested in spending a fortune on DSLR and lenses, mucking about in pic editors, filters and all that malarkey.
I'm also driven to share, publish, and show things to people when they're interested in specific things - like island scenery. If I was into art, I'd despair at just how much there is out there already, and how difficult it would be to find an audience because no-one has time to wade through billions of pretty pictures.
If you want to see what Jersey looks like, then hang around here and I'll do my best to show you. Thanks!