I bet this bunker is one that 99% of Jersey residents have never seen, tucked away as it is down a remote track in St.Martin...
From the lane "Rue de la Ville Bree" it's a 3 minute walk between the fields, with distant sea views to the right.....
... to a point halfway along the track "Rue Crespel" where there's T-junction. Turn right into Le Becquet (according to all good maps) and the character of the the track changes as it's a bit of a cutting below the level of the fields either side.Just as I was thinking that the track is fairly good and I might just risk driving the car down here one day, all of a sudden....
.. there it is on the right - the familiar sight of a roadside entrance to one of those shelters made from an arched corrugated metal structure covered over from above.
Looking in. Other photos exist online if you want to see the view inside the shelter. Try tracesofwarjersey.com
If you get to the bend here - with a view over to the old La Tourelle - you've gone too far..... but you really can't miss it :)
I've no idea why this out of the way spot was chosen for a resistance nest, but at least they had good views from here.
On a bunker hunt you start to wonder about every bit of concrete you see.... is this too much just for a water tank? :)
BTW Höhe means height, so Hohe 313 is the name for this RN at 313ft above sea level because they couldn't think up a better name for it! Similarly there are RNs Hohe 212 and Hohe 190 on the ridge overlooking Grouville Bay near Queen's Valley, Hohe 175 overlooking Sandybrook, Hohe 266 tucked away up on the dunes (about 800ft east of the prehistoric stones "The Ossuary" and neaby menhirs) and Hohe 201 above La Carriere on the 5 Mile Beach. And near El Tico there's another RN at 43ft but this time they named it after the steps to the beach - RN Steps 43 it is!
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!