Sunday is our day for enjoying a leisurely walk and today was no exception. In between rain showers we bundled up warm and headed out. We are extremely lucky to live somewhere very beautiful and most weekends we can be found on the beach watching the waves crash or searching for Mermaid’s Purses amongst the rock pools. But much beauty can also be found away from the beaches and in the capital of Jersey, St Helier. Sunday is the perfect day for a leisurely walk around the capital as most of the shops are shut. This means that you can meander down the streets at your own pace whilst savouring the pretty sights.
I’m a firm believer of looking upwards and this is why, it’s such a stunning building that many people walk past everyday, unaware of the beauty that looms above their heads. With the sun starting to make its slow descent in the sky we hurried towards the marina.
The marina is a fantastic place for a walk. As well as fantastic views it has a hotel and a range of cafes that try to tempt you inside with their delicious looking cakes. This time we ignored our rumbling stomachs and carried on with our walk.
Admiring the impressive yachts we argued over which one was our favourite. I’ve always fancied a life at sea and I’m sure that I would be more than happy with one of these lovely little yachts. Small problem might be the price tag.
With the sun basking everything in a golden glow we soaked up the view of Elizabeth Castle on the horizon. The castle is a must visit for families coming to Jersey.
We then stood on tiptoes looking over the harbour wall towards the castle and down the bay to St Aubin. The sea mist rolling in covering everything in white mist, shrouding the houses from view.
The air took on a magical and ethereal feel that left us feeling calm. However, our growling stomachs reminded us that it was time to head home to cook dinner. So rather begrudgingly we peeled ourselves away from the harbour wall and started the walk back home. On the way we stopped to admire one of the many pieces of art that are dotted around the marina.
Looking up rewards us with yet more glorious sights.
How lovely are those apartments? I would love to live on the marina but rumour is that the ones facing the marina can fetch prices of 1 million and over. I’d better get saving.