Grouet

Grouet

At the start of the 19th century we see mention of marks for vraicking, these were usually known rocks that when uncovered meant that everyone could start collecting vraic, this enabled everyone to gain equal access in that it allowed those from the inland parishes time to reach the beach area. I have tried to find the areas mentioned in the laws and the following photographs record what I have found. Above is Grouet at Petit Port there is no visible mark but I presume “La Mare Bleue” rock is one of the dark ones most probably the one near the sea.

La Vielle Chaussée

La Vielle Chaussée

“La Vielle Chaussée” which has recently been made into a mooring, as with other marks this has a steel peg which were usual bits of drive shafts from old lorries etc.

La Mare de L’Equipante

La Mare de L’Equipante

“La Mare de L’Equipante” which is also known as  “La Merq de la Charrierre”, this is situated below the slip at La Pulente, there is also a rock to the north of it with the remains of a peg and may well be another mark pictured below..

La Merq de la Charrierre

La Merq de la Charrierre

Le Bunion de Haut

Le Bunion de Haut

Le Bunion de Haut to the south east of La Rocco, there is a line of boulders to the south of here but they may be part of German defences that were placed along the bay and the remains of wooden posts are still visible just above this area.

Le Langui

Le Langui

I am not sure of which marks are what in this area from Secrets to L’Etacq so I could be wrong with this. In the law of 1829 in this area we have mentioned “La Rangée du Nord du Hurel” “Fosse au Bas,”“Les Laveurs” “Charrière du Hurel Vautier” and “Le Hout”

North of Secrets

Les Laveurs

 

La Crabière

La Crabière

Cômier?

Cômier?

At Le Havre du Pulec and Le Havre de dehors when the water was level with the foot path which takes you to Little Cômier.

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