A look at a stretch of coastline it's entirely possible to have missed no matter how long you've lived here!
(on the map with Bing here)
Parking is available at the top of Archirondel, near the St.Martin Millennium Cross.... follow the road for a short while...
.. with views like these towards Verclut.
This part of St.Catherine's bay was neatly given sea walls as part of the 'harbour that never was' (1850s) all the way from the Verclut point of the northern breakwater to the Archirondel point where the southern breakwater was abandoned. I hadn't quite realised that the entire route was walkable!
From the BBQ/Picnic area here, there's a set of sleeper steps..
.. down to the sea wall path.
I never bothered to explore along here, assuming I'd already seen all there was to see!
Where I thought the path ended... there are actually some steps down to this small jutting out area on the map apparently called "Le Malade" (that's The Sick isn't it?!)
Around the 'point' and steps back up again...
.. and a delightful secluded cove I don't recall having seen before :)
... despite having seen it from a distance thousands of times, without actually registering that there may be a path there!
It gets a bit bumpy on the final twist and turn of the path...
.. then gets neat and tidy again...
.. on the final stretch that joins up with the slip behind Archirondel Cafe.
There's an outfall here, and giving us a shortcut back to the carpark above...
.. a final flight of steps to complete the little jaunt.
If you've never bothered with this paricular piece of coastline before, do give it a try on a warm sunny evening - I'm sure you'll enjoy it :)
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!