Anyone that works for, has ever visited, or knows somebody that works for the BBC will have heard of Ariel, the corporations in house magazine that goes out to everyone that works for Aunty.
Basically I’ve started work on an interactive guide to all the beaches of Jersey. There is something like 40 beaches in Jersey with more nooks, crannies, bobs and ends surrounding those main beaches.
There are tourist beaches full of sand, others with stones, more with cockles and muscles alive alive… ok I went off track a little there – it is late and I’ve been standing in the sun all day.
Basically, getting to the point – I’ll be walking around the island over the next few months going from beach to beach taking photos, interviewing people (that use the beach, that live/work near the beach, that know the history, geology and nature of the beach) and writing down facts/figures and reviews of the beach.
Then sometime in August I’ll be pulling it all together along with other people’s thoughts on each of the beaches, their photos and possibly even their videos.
You’ll be shown a map (unfortunately a Microsoft map that, for some reason I haven’t worked out shows Jersey/Guernsey as being in the UK) that you can drill down into and see each of the things I’ve listed above as an pin – click the pin to see more.
While I go around the island I intend to keep notes, record my thoughts (I’ll be making a radio series about the beaches as well – audio on BBC Local sites has to have been broadcast on radio first), and will be using this section of my blog to post my thoughts as I walk around the island.
The first leg saw me walk from St Helier to St Brelade‘s Bay – basically along the entire St Aubin‘s Bay, up the road and round to St Brelade’s Bay – here is the route – unlike the BBC I can use Google Maps so will.
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You’ll be able to see the photos on Flickr in full so you can see my progress visually as well as reading it here on the blog. Next time I’ll make sure I take my laptop with me to blog en route.