Entries tagged "martello tower"

Archirondel Tower

2010-08-23

I have just spent a couple of nights living in the beautiful, but spartan, Archirondel Tower, a Martello tower on the east coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Built in 1792, it was extensively 'refurbished' by the occupying Nazis in 1941. A swastika and date are still very easy to find on the inside of the tower.My father-in-law and I took great pleasure in resting on the ramparts and identifying the navigational marks out at sea, using a pair of binoculars. 'There, I have the Giffard Port marker!' One of us would cry as the waves pounded at…