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Pure Jersey Autumn - Winter 2010-2011

Pure Jersey Autumn - Winter 2010-2011

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Published by Jersey Journey
Travel magazine about Jersey Channel Island in winter 2010
Travel magazine about Jersey Channel Island in winter 2010

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Published by: Jersey Journey on Nov 16, 2010
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Autumn/Winter 10/11
October on island
Ginny Buckley
A winter’s tale
Roger Thomas
Fine dining, bistrosand beach cafés
Norman Miller
Open all year
Nia Williams
Plus…Shopping, attractions, activitiesarts and crafts, events
Jerseyfile: Shopping, Spas, Artsand EntertainmentCarry on Conserving
How a wildlife charity and clifftopcastle wrap up warm for winter
Nia WilliamsJerseyfile: Places to VisitExpert Advice
Inside information fromin-the-know locals
Sarah CilliersFestivals and Events34363738404142South Island
Autumn, apples, art… and absolutelyfabulous walking
Ginny BuckleyJerseyfile: ActivitiesCool Food
It’s all good and tasty, in cosy cafésand cosmopolitan restaurants
Norman MillerJerseyfile: FoodA Reindeer-Free Zone
A Christmas break with a difference
Roger Thomas
Inside pureJersey
A look atpureJersey
One of the bigchallenges posedby this little islandis that it takessome describing.Do you start atCorbièreLighthouse in the wild west? Or in a starryseafood bistro on the waterfront at StAubin? Do compelling prehistoric, medievaland World War Two monuments defineJersey? Or is it the cosmopolitan vibe youget in St Helier or some of the island’ssleek hotels and spas? And what comesfirst – Jersey’s idyllic beaches or its tranquilGreen Lanes? We’ve tried, in
, toanswer at least a few of those questions.I’m always telling friends that Jersey is theultimate short-break destination. It’sridiculously easy to get to by sea as well asair. Yet it’s surprisingly different (think of afusion between cream-tea Cornwall andcroissant-country just across the water,with a soupçon of city life thrown in). Andit’s absolutely packed with things to seeand do.I wore myself out trying – unsuccessfully –to fit everything into a weekend here lastChristmas. You can read all about it alongwith articles from TV travel presenterGinny Buckley, journalist Nia Williams andfood writer Norman Miller on otherautumn and winter island escapades. That’sthe other thing about
. It’s notthe usual holiday brochure full of bland,boring, this-could-be-anywheredescriptions. It’s a proper travel andlifestyle magazine that paints an honest,authentic picture of the island.Read on, and you’ll see that Jersey doesn’tshrink into its shell come autumn andwinter. It’s busier – and a lot bigger – than you may think.
Roger Thomas
Editor –
A Room with a View
St Aubin’s Bay fromthe Somerville Hotel
Roger ThomasPublicationsJersey PassAccommodation ListGeneral InformationTravelling to Jerseyand Tour OperatorsJersey MapYou can do it just aswell in autumn andwinter. We’re talkingabout living the life,Jersey-style. Theisland isn’t one of those sad places thatcold shoulders visitors when summer ends.Quite the opposite. Our restaurants andhotels don’t shut up shop – there’s toomuch going on locally for that to happen.Tumbleweed doesn’t roll down the streetsof St Helier, our buoyant, busy 365-days-a-year capital. And, just like summer, you’re advised to pack your sunglasses(Jersey is as far south as you can go inthe British Isles).If you’ve not been to Jersey recently, you’ll find an island lifestyle that’s moresophisticated than you may think. Ourmouthwatering foodie scene invariablywows visitors. Our hotels are world class.And there’s that unique Jersey ambiencethat’s not quite English, not quite French.Continental café culture thrives here, but you don’t pay in euros. We drive on theleft, but many road signs are in French.Our beaches might mirror those in nearbyBrittany, but our villages are pureThomas Hardy.We’re a high energy island too. Walking,cycling, golf and watersports (the sea isat its warmest in September andOctober) are also a big part of thatJersey lifestyle. And our spa and shoppingscene matches anything you’ll find in abig city – but minus the hustle or hassle.Live our life this autumn and winter.
Christmas spirit at La Fête déNoué
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We’re sitting outside in the warm afternoonsun, working our way through a platter of local oysters as waves crash onto the beachin front of us beneath a brilliant blue sky.Welcome to Sunday afternoon in Jersey.Not at the height of the summer but in lateOctober, the day the clocks went back andthe official end of British Summer Time.Only no-one seems to have told Jerseythat summer is officially over.After many years spent travelling the worldI’ve come to the conclusion that the savvytraveller does his or her exploring in autumn.There’s a lot to be said for an autumn break.The crowds have gone, the hotels andrestaurants have more time to take care of  you, and if you’re lucky you’re treated tosunshine that puts a spring in your stepbefore the onset of winter.It was with this in mind that the other half and I headed to Jersey. As with all the bestweekends away we didn’t have much of aplan. We flew in to be greeted by torrentialrain, but this pair of tough Northerners,brought up on wet days by the seaside,headed straight to the beach. St Ouen’s Bayis a stunning five-mile stretch of sand andsurf and in the 10 minutes it took us to getthere from the airport the micro-climate of Britain’s most southerly point had workedits magic. The rain stopped and rays of sunshine began to stream through theclouds. We bought coffee and scrumptiouscakes from El Tico, a retro surf café, and satwatching the surfers wax their boards anddo their stuff.The pretty coastal road soon took us to ourhome for the next couple of nights,L’Horizon Hotel in St Brelade. Now we’ve allheard hotels use phrases like ‘beachfront’and ‘ocean view’ in the hope of enticing youto stay. But what they usually mean is thatthe hotel is ‘beachfront’ once you cross thebusy main road, or that you might catch aglimpse of the ocean around the high risebuilding in front. L’Horizon couldn’t havebeen closer to the sand and sea. I pulledback the curtains to our terrace to discoverthat our room was virtually on the beachwith a fantastic view across sheltered,south-facing St Brelade’s Bay.
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Cliffs tumble into the sea alongJersey’s rugged north coast
‘Remi introduced us to the
wildnorth coast
with its rugged,rock-bound shoreline and
scooped from
high cliffs.
No, we’re not talking aboutNew Zealand. Jersey – thesouthernmost point in the BritishIsles – has much better weather.TV presenter
Ginny Buckley
host of the Travel Channel’s
show, experiencessome autumn sun, seafood andseasonal island traditions
‘I’ve come to theconclusion that thesavvy traveller doeshis or her exploringin autumn.’

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