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Sorel Point is the most northerly tip of the Island where there is a lighthouse. It is a popular point for both locals and visitors because of its spectacular views and walking paths. Sorel is known for it’s motocross racing and the quarries are visible from the point. On a clear day you can see the Normandy coastline.
Bonne Nuit is a small natural harbour in St. John and means "good night", referring to the shelter sailors could rely on by overnighting in the harbour. The bay was used for smuggling in the 17th and 18th centuries. There is a small beach there and an excellent café that serves homemade cakes and Jersey Cream Teas. The cliffs around the bay provide shelter from all but the onshore breezes, but the beach looses the sun when it drops below these cliffs. Bonne Nuit is the perfect beach for a quiet sunbathe or a picnic or to just relax and watch the small fishing boats.
There are six raw water reservoirs in the island with a total capacity of 2700 million litres, plus another five small reservoirs for treated water. The reservoirs gather water from streams and run-
Water needs to be pumped from reservoir to reservoir because in some cases the catchment areas produce more water than their reservoirs can hold.
Mourier Valley runs down the boundary between St.Mary and St. John. The stream formerly powered a number of mills. Le Mourier reservoir treats water containing high nitrates producing up to 4,000 m³/d for blending with other water resources.
La Maseline Reservoir in St. John’s Woods has waterfowl present, moorhen in particular and strikingly colourful dragonflies and damselflies that constantly patrol the water during late summer.
The reservoir is stocked with some fine fish, carp frequently appear close to the surface, and on warm days there’s a chance of spotting a terrapin (an introduced species) basking on exposed logs. Add to this a wealth of birdsong in early summer and you have one of the most tranquil areas in which to spend a little time.
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