Saturday, 23 July 2011

Day Three - Jersey - 14th July 2011 - Tour of the Island - East


We woke on day three to beautiful, glorious sunshine! We therefore decided to do the open top bus tour today, in case the weather changed for the rest of the week.

The bus, which is a lovely old fashioned one, departs from outside the main hotel opposite Liberation Square.
The bus parked at Gorey, whilst we all enjoyed a coffee!
Our first tour departed at 10.00 and we were joined by tourists from a variety of European nations. Our driver was a lovely chap called Paul who coped with the driving of the bus beautifully and added interesting bits of information to the recorded site seeing announcements.

Across this part of the island there is an abundance of fortifications. Originally those built to protect the island from invasion from the French, and then those built or adapted by the German Occupation during the Second World War to defend against the British and Allied Forces.

Seymour Tower
The pretty town of Gorey with the Castle overlooking the harbour
The bus then did a circular trip back along to Liberation Station. We had also planned to do the West of the Island, but decided to have a break and miss the next trip and then do the West of the Island later at 4pm.

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