24 October 2008

dry dock

Port of St Helier / Bailiwick of Jersey
The Bailiwick of Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, located approximately 14 miles off the coast of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, France. It is the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands and like the rest of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, it is a British Crown dependency. And while the defense of all these islands is the responsibility of the United Kingdom; they are part of neither the UK nor the European Union but are regarded as separate possessions of the Crown. The Channel Islands are subject to significant tidal variations, at times exceeding 10 meters within a diurnal tide cycle. This requires careful monitoring of the tidal clock when planning to enter or exit port. Sleep in and you may find yourself in natural dry dock waiting for the next tide to come in and float your boat.

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