Sun, sand and sea in the English Isles

Huey and I just got back from a six day trip to Jersey. It's been on my list since I read Gerald Durrell's books as a child, because that's where the Durrell conservation park is. I wanted to be a naturalist, no not naturist, that's different, and Gerald Durrell's entertaining exploits provided lots of inspiration.

The conservation park that he founded is pretty inspiring too and was well worth visiting.

In addition to visiting Durrell, we flew our kite, swam, kayaked and coasteered - which involves a wild combination of scrambling, climbing, traversing, cliff jumping and swimming that was first developed in Pembrokeshire in the 80s and 90s and has now taken off all over the world. We also biked around the whole island.

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Even on the bank holiday weekend and with great weather it was almost deserted. Apparently holiday makers left Jersey for Spain and Greece with the advent of cheap flights in the 90s and have not returned. It made Jersey all the more enjoyable in my books.

The fact that we had fantastic weather was of course an added bonus! You can see all our photos by clicking here.