Saturday Snapshots #107

by Jeanne on September 11, 2010

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots, Travel - UK

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Gorey Harbour sunset, Jersey – April 2006

When I tell people I am going to Jersey for the weekend, they usually say something like “gee, that’s a long way to go for a weekend”, assuming that I am going to New Jersey in the USA.  But in fact, I am going to the the Bailiwick of Jersey, a little British Crown Dependency island off the coast of Normandy, France.  It is a separate possession of the Crown and not part of the United Kingdom, meaning it has its own tax regime and currency, but people living in Jersey are British citizens and the UK is constitutionally responsible for the defence of the island.  It is also a very pretty place to spend a weekend, with sandy beaches, excellent cuisine, castles and fortifications, and picturesque harbours like this one directly below Gorey Castle.

Please remember to vote for me in the South African Blog Awards where I am a finalist in the Best Food and Best Overseas Blog categories!  You can vote once a day till 17 September.  Thanks!

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister – all previously featured  photographs can be viewed on the Saturday Snapshots archive pages.  All photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store. They make gifts, for friends or for yourself!

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Slagella September 12, 2010 at 1:29 am

It’s also a tax haven (one of many pseudo-British bolt-holes) and well to the fore for anyone wondering why we’re in the mess we’re in. Jersey? Should be unstitched.

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lauresophie September 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

and voted!
good luck!

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nina September 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm

This almost looks like Swartkops……….Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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Marisa September 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Stunning photo! Can see why you were so excited about your weekend breakaway.

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