Thursday, January 22, 2015

Daily Picture - 22

At last a day of sunshine and virtually no wind.  A visit to Grosnez this morning was particularly pleasing.  Unlike other Jersey castles the one at Grosnez is almost impossible to sea from a kayak, perched on top of the cliffs of the north west corner of the Island.
Probably built in 1330 it is protected on 3 sides by steep granite cliffs and on the landward side by walls and a ditch.  It was probably demolished in the 1460's.  A lighthouse marks the point today but in the 19th Century there was a signal station here for communicating with Guernsey.

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