Creux Harbour has been getting a little attention this month as its stonework has been repaired and repointed. So that the stone masons could get to all parts of the wall, Jeremy La Trobe-Bateman brought one of the island’s cranes alongside so that the work platform could be used. The main harbour wall here was completed in the early 1870s replacing a series of breakwaters that were destroyed in storms. Today Creux, which means ‘hole’, is home to Sark’s fishing and pleasure boats but is still used by our ferries and cargo ship when the weather puts Maseline harbour out of action. I think Creux harbour is also the prettiest harbour in the world but freely admit to being totally biased!
Picture by Sue Daly – The crane at work in Creux Harbour