Rouge Nez

German naval observation tower at Rouge Nez, on the northwest coast of Jersey – part of the German system of fortifications built on the Channel Islands during the Second World War. Jersey, Channel Islands, UK This is one of three such observation towers built on Jersey (several more were planned), and along with bunkers, gun …

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La Hougue Bie

Entrance to the Neolithic burial chamber at La Hougue Bie, one of the largest and best-preserved passage graves in Europe, in the eastern half of Jersey, Channel Islands. The burial chamber dates from around 4,000 BC, and would also have served as a sacred or ritual site – crouching (almost crawling) to the far end …

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Seymour Tower

A walk out to Seymour Tower, around 2 miles (3km) offshore from Jersey’s southeast coast, at low tide. Jersey has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world (the island almost doubles in size at low tide), with the water racing out – and back in, a few hours later – at an alarming …

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OWPG Awards 2012

In a shameless piece of self-promotion, I can announce that I won two awards from the OWPG (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild) last weekend, at an Awards dinner and AGM held on Jersey, in the Channel Islands. My feature on the 16th century Adriatic pirates, the Uskoks, and their descendents in Croatia’s Žumberak region (published …

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Kite surfing

Kite surfing off St Ouen’s Bay on the west coast of Jersey, Channel Islands, UK Photo © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.