We had been heading to a beach when driving round the curve of the bay I realised that the tide was in. Therefore a potter around the beach was abandoned in favour of a mooch around St Aubins. I love exploring St Aubins because if I squint I can convince myself that I am back in Yorkshire.
I think it must be the cobbled streets that are hilly and quite challenging for little legs that reminds me of where we used to live in Yorkshire.
There is a lot to do in St Aubin with the art gallery and lots of independent shops and restaurants. There is also the old fishing harbour which is still packed full with fishing boats. Overlooking the fishing harbour is the parish hall which used to be the old railway station. There are often vintage fairs in the parish hall on a Satuday. The fairs are perfect for picking up all sorts of goodies.
You can also do the railway walk from St Aubin which takes you out to St Ouen. I would really recommend it, it is a safe path, free from traffic, (apart from the odd bike) and it is one of our favourite walks to do. It is a wide path that runs along where the railway tracks used to be and it takes you past reminders of the occupation, through woods, over fields and past the sea.
It wasn’t the best of days weather wise in St Aubin. However, the pretty houses gave us a little bit of much needed colour. We climbed up the sloping streets admiring all of the houses that clung to the sides of the street.
I love this pretty blue house with its wrought iron fence and pretty window boxes. It would have stunning views over the harbour and bay.
Youngest loved the door bell on this house.
On climbing to the top of the road we looked down at all of the lovely houses and I might have pretended that I was back in Yorkshire. Well it was certainly cold and wet enough to be Yorkshire 🙂 .
We pottered back down to go and look round the art gallery and in some shop windows.
This deli does the most amazing bread and nibbles. However, I stayed out for fear that I wouldn’t be able to resist buying everything in sight.
This is a lovely furniture shop and always has wonderful items on display. I love the sofa that they have in their window. The rain then decided to make a reappearance so youngest used this to her advantage reminding me that she was hungry. The plan had been to go into a new independent coffee shop that has just opened up but it was closed so instead we headed to the new Costa Coffee.
It was a nice Costa with plenty of seats and the big windows offered views down to the harbour. Through the window you can just see the masts of the ships. After we had warmed up we headed back home as the rain was now coming down fast and heavy.
Where have you been exploring this week?