Summer solstice over St. Ouen’s Bay


June 21st marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2008 we went to a lovely solstice festival over St. Ouen’s Bay in Jersey, Channel Islands.

A Brazilian band was playing on the sloping terrain while we picnicked on top of the cliffs. The idea was to welcome the summer with music and food while watching the sun disappear into the horizon. As it happened, the clouds dampened the grand finale but we had a great time anyway (except for the fact that I almost choked to death on a mouthful of sandwich but hey!)

I even had the chance to indulge in my love of History as we walked past the Dolmen des Monts Grantez on our way to the picnic site. (This Neolithic passage grave built around 6,000 years ago and consists of a passage leading to a main burial chamber and a single side chamber.)

Dolmen des Monts Grantez

Some people walking towards the picnic site

The fantastic Brazilian band

Picnicking under the trees

Great music, loads of fun

View of St. Ouen's Bay

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4 responses to “Summer solstice over St. Ouen’s Bay

  1. THat looks fantastic! IT must have been fun, choking aside. Come summer there are festivals just about anything and just about everywhere. Here in the NL there’s so much going on at this time of the year that it’s difficult to keep up!!

    • That sounds like fun. There are quite a few things going on here in Dallas too but it’s too damn hot (day and night) to be outside!

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