Sunday, June 3, 2018

Elizabeth Castle

On a hot Saturday morning we found ourselves at the edge of the shore staring out across a glittering sea towards Elizabeth Castle.

Originally an Abbey site, once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh the newly appointed Governor of the island, now a living museum and housing a collection of historical artefacts. From the days of Sir Walter, through six centuries of history including, the Civil War, the Seven Years war, the German Occupation, to today home to a Heritage let.

A short DUKW ride across the bay lands us just outside the Castle walls. 

Once inside we are free to wander over the whole of the site. A beautiful cafe with homemade cakes provides a welcome respite from the heat and small scavenging sparrows feast on the odd loosed cake crumb.

But it's the colourful story told by an authentic re-enactor that really adds the real flavour to the trip and makes the adventure so worth while.

A soldier from the Jersey Militia, his distinctive uniform standing out amongst the granite and parade ground, takes us through the history of the site and the people who have inhabited it.

Well worth a trip.

Aubrey arrives.

First Muybridge moment.

Second Muybridge moment.

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