Jersey Views

By: Nicolas Jouault

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Wednesday, 28-Jan-2009 21:49 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Cornwall views

North Cornwall
Godrevy Light
View south of St Ives
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I was not feeling by best during this tour, but never the less I enjoyed meeting Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group and many thanks for her hospitality and showing me the local seals.

My tour around the foot of Cornwall was in misty rain, hence the lack of pictures.

I got to this Church just after it had shut which was a little disappointing, I had been at Loctudy the previous year.
Tudy a 6th Century monk and missionary strongly associated with the founding of monasteries and churches in Brittany.
The needle at Bude almost identical to the one on the Waterfront but more colourful and interesting in that it involves light and the stars.

The "Bude Light", commissioned by Bude-Stratton Town Council and designed by Carole Vincent and Anthony Fanshawe, marked the Millenniumin Bude and celebrated Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, an 18th century inventor who lived in Bude Castle. It was the first large-scale public sculpture to use colour concrete with fibre optic lighting.

Friday, 23-Jan-2009 20:22 Email | Share | | Bookmark
"Caledonia" rememberance at Morwenstow

Morwenstow Church
The Reverend Peter Abell, & The Archdeacon of Bodmin Clive Cohen
Piper Dr Angus Macdonald, with Lundy in the distance
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The 200 ton Brig "Caledonia" was lost in 1842 off Sharpnose Point all were lost apart from the sole survivor Edward Le Dain (my GG Grandfather) who was to survive two more wrecks in his career. The figure head marked the graves of those lost, and was recently restored and this ceremony commerates the event and remembers those that were lost on this perilous coast.
Le Dain stayed with the Reverend Robert Hawker until he was fit enough to return to Jersey with a collection to help him on his way. In gratitude Le Dain sent the finest Jersey cow to Hawker, and named his son Edward Robert Hawker.

Those that lost their lives:
Stevenson Peter - The Master
James Wallace - The Mate
Peter Strurrock (or Storrier) - 2nd Mate
Stephen Jones - Carpenter
David Wallace - Seaman
David MacDonald - Apprentice
William Tasker - Apprentice
The sole survivor Edward Le Dain formerly of the "Mary Ann" of Jersey

Sunday, 18-Jan-2009 19:39 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Petit Plemont

Petit Plemont
Worked boulder
Petit Plemont
Apologies for absence, I had problems with the home PC, new model up and running now, so in the coming months things should start ticking along here.

These are some shots early in 2008 at Petit Plemont the reason I went down was to photograph this worked boulder, there may be more, but that is all I could see at the time, The masons would chisel a joint and wooden wedges were then placed in the "V" and the theory is the tide comes up the wood soaks up the water and expands and the boulder splits, these marks are common at Les Minquiers and a few at Les Ecrehous, but not many around the coast of Jersey, there is or was one on the shore at La Saline, St John, but as yet I have not found it. It could well be covered covered over with the stone etc dumped down the cliff.

The pictured boulder may have been for the building of Greve de Lecq pier in 1872 by Imrie Bell.

I have also started a blog (my first) for the Marine Biology Section of the Societe

Happy New Year to you all

Thursday, 6-Nov-2008 21:12 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Quimper museum

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Tuesday, 7-Oct-2008 19:56 Email | Share | | Bookmark

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