Jet skiing credit: Jersey Sea Sports
Our first stop was Ouaisně Bay, a large enclave with beautiful clear turquoise waters and plenty of tourists and locals enjoying swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and windsurfing but it was the next stop at Portelet Bay that stunned us all. This smaller cove is only accessible by foot and as such was much quieter. There were still kayaks and canoes paddling around Janvrin’s Tomb, a tiny island accessible on foot only at low tide where, legend has it, Phillipe Janvrin, having died of the plague in 1721 was forcibly interred by the authorities in order to contain the disease and keep it from Jersey’s shores. Surrounded by trees and rocks and with a single wood-fired pizza place on the beach, we made a mental note to come back here and spend an afternoon. With reluctance, we left the picturesque bay and headed back to St Aubin but not before doing a drive-by past a massive cruise ship and with our growing confidence, throwing the jet skis around a bit before bringing them back in to shore just as a banana boat headed out. The trip was an exhilarating hour and a half in total and on reflection, I loved every minute of it - even the scary bits and would most definitely go jet skiing again.
Jet skiing done (and hangover well and truly gone), we headed off to Creepy Valley Adventure Centre (http://www.creepyvalley.je/) for some land based thrills. Just past the airport, the centre is in a natural valley in amongst a thick wood and offers a whole host of activities for all ages. From climbing and abseiling, archery and Paintballing to Powerfan free fall jumping and aerial trekking but we had one thing in mind – the zip wire!