Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fort Pezeries

The weather let up its frosty bitey onslaught briefly the other day so we seized upon the opportunity to take the Bumble B'eers for a walk. We drove down the coast to the car park at the Imperial Hotel in the South of the Island. We walked along the coast, one of the only car-free walks on the Island and came across Fort Pezeries. It is number One on the Guernsey History Trail.



You can click on the picture to enlarge it if you would like the historic information to be easier to read.







Looking back across Rocquaine Bay -if you enlarge the photo you can see Fort Grey, another of Guernsey's historic monuments. It actually houses a ship wreck museum. Mr Bee and I paid it visit when we came to Guernsey for his job interview, sans kids. It is a lovely museum but the site is a little dangerous for small children and B3 has a history of just taking off. As a result we have not yet taken the Bumble B'eers there but this Summer I think everyone will be old enough. Fort Grey is only open during the warmer months as you need to walk across a causeway to get there and I imagine it is a little cold and wet during the Winter months.



Across Rocquaine Bay you can see one of the larger German fortifications on the Island. I believe this one, near Lihou Island, is open to the public a few times a year. Next time it is open I think we'll pop in there as well.

3 comments:

  1. I have never been to Guernsey, so virtual trips around the will be very interesting. I have been to Jersey and had a trip to Sark, but that was 1979!

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  2. One of the reasons we love the Channel Islands id for the great forts and towers etc, so its great to get a free trip around them with you "locals". xxxxx

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