This bunker is straightforward enough to visit, an easily spotted path leads up from Rue des Charrieres, just up from the hairy bend. Private land, yes, but what used to be a fruitful field has been left to get very overgrown with gorse and brambles, so the owner doesn't really appear to care! Fair game, as far as I'm concerned.
At the top of the path (previously the track for tractor access) this entrance is easily spotted a little way into the trees (even more so after I did a little pruning). Oddly spongy bouncy ground here! Head in, sidestep to the right..
.. still facing the same direction.. mind your step amongst all the litter, then turn left towards the sea and...
.. a good spot for a machine gun, back when there was a sea view here!
Apparently there are 2 shelters nearby. If you're on Facebook, see Johnathan Bull's great shots at (facebook.com;Unseen Jersey) and the comments there. Johnathan says "The long corridor is strange for a small shelter but the position is perfect for MG/Mortar fire into the bay. RN La Perrelle 1 is part of STP La Perelle. Remains are 1 MG bunker in a sorry state and 2 shelters...both on private land.. ... one in a driveway, the other at the bottom of a garden."
As for RN La Perelle 2, that was a couple of thousand feet to the south, on the ridge between the woods above Rue des Viviers and the fields off La Vieille Charriere. The woods aren't too hard to scamper around, but nobody seems to have found anything concrete up there despite many eager searches! Just some rusting remains from one of several gun positions. To me, this looks like a suspicious incursion into an otherwise plain lawn, with intriguing shadows, but I don't imagine I'll ever get the chance to find out!
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!