More Archaeological Paddling
Following on from this summers coastal kayaking with visiting archaeologists we concluded the season with another trip along some of the cliffs of the south west of Jersey looking for potential new sites.
In un-seasonably warm conditions we were able to explore sections of the coast which we hadn’t been able to get close to in July, due to the somewhat disappointing summer weather.

Looking back towards La Cotte de St Brelade from near Pt Le Fret.  La Cotte is continuing to reveal its secrets and is one of the most important sites in the British Isles, if not Europe.  Re-construction of the landscape has shown that the cave was situated at the head of a river valley.  What look like granite stacks are probably the remnants of the valley sides.  

 Portelet Bay, with Ile au Guerdain a small island with a martello tower on top.  Built to help protect the island from Napoleonic forces.  We were looking for fissures within the granite which had been filled by head, material from peri-glacial environments.
Looking at a potential site.
On the western side of the bay, close to Noirmont it was clear that this fissure in the granite and been filled in, by loose material.  Could this be another La Cotte de St Brelade?
After a great last paddle for the season with Matt Pope who knows what next season will reveal?