Greve de Lecq

One of the most popular bays in Jersey with both visitors and locals is Greve de Lecq, located on the north west of the island. It is also a firm favourite with local kayakers. The concentration of caves is second to none, many of them significant physical features.
We were fortunate today to have light easterly winds and no westerly swell so we were able to explore the caves with virtually no risk. As we paddled along the base of the cliffs there were a number of Fulmar’s soaring on their stiffened wings, always a pleasure to see at this time of the year as they have returned to prospect their nesting sites.
A couple of hours exploration and we were ready to retire to the Moulin de Lecq for the Jersey Canoe Club Christmas lunch. A pleasant end to a Sunday morning paddle.
The coast to the east of Greve de Lecq is riddled with caves, some of which are surprisingly large. We managed to get 15 sea kayaks into one of the caves today.
This is the gap between Ile Agois and Col de la Rocque headland. The land on the left side of the photograph is actually at stack, Ile Agois. On the summit there are the remains of a number of stone huts, which is what remains of a 5th century Christian settlement.
Pete passing Devil’s Hole, a significant feature along this stretch of coast. It is a huge blow hole and has been a tourist attraction for years. Unfortunately in these health and safety conscious times access to the bottom of the hole is no longer possible by foot. We were fortunate today to be able to paddle through the tunnel into the base of the blow hole. A Kingfisher flew past as we paddled this section of coast, always a pleasure to see when out on the sea.
Le Mourier Valley was our turning point. The small stream was certainly spectacular today.