As we continue our journey by kayak around the coastal waters of the island there are number of Jersey Towers, which we encounter on a more regular basis. Fliquet Tower is probably the closest to the Jersey Canoe Club premises although we probably paddle past Archirondel more frequently. Three of the towers are on offshore islets, the two shown here plus Seymour Tower, off the south east corner.
In the late 18th and early 19th century the island was clearly under threat of invasion by French forces and the authorities took this threat seriously as demonstrated by the number of towers which still exist around Jersey but they do add another dimension to our paddling.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of sea kayaking in Jersey is the historical background to the paddles. The Jersey Towers are just one aspect to the rich and varied history of this small island.