Last Sunday after much dithering we finally headed out for a walk. It was a stormy day and a red warning was in force for storms that were due to hit the following day. In the end we decided to head towards Gorey which is to the east of the island. On a clear day you can see across to France. On Sunday we found that there was no chance of seeing the French coastline as it was obliterated by mist.
Ignoring the howling winds we headed towards the beach where we admired the view of Mount Orgueil castle dominating the skyline.
Gorey has a glorious beach with a wide expanse of sand that is often devoid of people even in the summer months. Above you can just about make out the pretty houses on the quay side which houses many restaurants that serve up delicious food and the best of the local produce. It really is a foodie haven.
We watched the little fishing boats being thrown around by the waves and the seagulls swooping in looking for dinner.
We then had fun flinging rocks into the sea and watching them being swallowed up by the huge waves. Eventually the wind started to make our ears ache so we sought shelter in the village, bypassing the park to search for warm cups of tea and cake.
The sky was getting greyer by the second and we started to fear that we were going to get caught in a down pour. Undeterred we pressed forward.
In the gloom this yellow shop with its sweet message warmed up our hearts! Youngest had decided that sweets were now the order of the day so we continued walking through the village, admiring the pretty shops as we went.
Then we felt big plops of rain starting to fall so we quickly retreated to the village shop where we bought goodies to enjoy in the car.
Our hands firmly grasping our treats we ran back to the car.
Reaching the car just in time as the rain started to fall down in great torrents. We sat in the car eating our treats, drinking tea and listening to the sound of the rain hitting the car roof.
If you are ever in Jersey then I urge you to visit Gorey it really is a pretty village with an amazing beach, pretty shops and fabulous restaurants. You can’t help but fall in love with the place and there is much to be enjoyed, whatever the weather.