Corbière Point

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    • Day 3

      Morgenspaziergang zum Leuchtturm

      September 12, 2022 in Jersey ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Kurz nach 5 habe ich mich wieder auf den Weg gemacht Ich wollte zum Sonnenaufgang bei dem Leichtturm La Corbière sein.
      Die Morgenstimmung war genial! Leider musste ich feststellen, dass Drohnefliegen nichts wird. Der Flughafen war zu nah.
      Es gab viel Kaninchen, die durch die Sträucher davonliefen.
      Auf dem Weg gab es viele Deutsche Bunker aus dem 2. Weltkrieg.

      „La Corbière (Jèrriais: La Corbiéthe) is the extreme south-western point of Jersey in St. Brélade. The name means "a place where crows gather", deriving from the word corbîn meaning crow. However, seagulls have long since displaced the crows from their coastal nesting sites.
      La Corbière from the west
      The rocks and extreme tidal variation around this stretch of Jersey's coast have been treacherous for navigation and La Corbière has been the scene of many shipwrecks, including that of the mail packet "Express" on 20 September 1859.“
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    • Day 15

      La Corbiére

      January 15 in Jersey ⋅ ⛅ 43 °F

      I waited for the first really sunny day to visit the west coast of Jersey and the lighthouse known as La Corbiére. From here you can see Sark, the island in the Channel Islands that is closest to Jersey. This passage became notorious for its many shipwrecks and a monument commemorates one that ended with all 307 passengers and crew being saved by the coastguard in 1995.Read more

    • Day 2

      La Corbiere Lighthouse

      August 14, 2022 in Jersey ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      What a view - low tide, so it would have been possible to arrive the lighthouse by foot. We decided to only had a look from above and then drove on. But not before we tried a delicious ice cream from the Jersey cows at the ice cream stand.Read more

    • Day 35

      Cycling Jersey

      September 24, 2017 in Jersey ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

      Today was our first real chance to cycle on Jersey. We had been told that there were about 7 hills on the island and today we managed to ride up all 12 of them. We started out along the waterfront on a lovely smooth bike path, but soon turned right and began heading up a long and steady climb. Each time I put pressure on my pedals, the bike protested with an assortment of ominous noises - none of them pleasant. I soon started to hate the bike.

      Our ride continued to the far south western point of the island. This spot is called La Corbiere and the furthest tip is occupied by an impressive lighthouse. Unfortunately by the time we reached this spot the weather had turned bleak and the rain was falling steadily. We decided to head back to the hotel.

      Although the first part of the return ride was completed without incident, my ride was soon interrupted by another sudden (and fatal) crack when the rear derailleur fell apart. Obviously the corrosion that had been working away steadily for the past 40 years finally succeeded in making the bike unrideable. That was the end of my ride. While the others rode on ahead of me, I had no alternative other than wheel the bike all the way back to St Helier - a distance of about 6 km. It would not have been so bad if it had not been raining. My mood grew very dark as I began to harbour very unsavory feelings towards the owner of the bike rental company.

      I eventually made it back to the depot, where I told someone there just what I thought about their bikes. Unfortunately the person I spoke to was probably just a 14 year old kid on work experience, not the owner. I did manage to get another bike and I hoped that it would last a little longer than the first one.
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    Corbière Point, Corbiere Point

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