Miski, Cali and Scali have spent the winter on Jersey with Jill and Sheila. Now it’s time for everyone to go home to Crete, where Jill and Sheila do great work looking after stray cats, making sure they get health checks and getting them neutered.

It will be quite a long journey by road for these three cats but, following a less than ideal experience of getting them to Jersey by air, Jill and Sheila are keen to ensure their little family will have a more sedate ride this time around.

We had a bit of spare time on Jersey before catching our ferry to the French port of St Malo, so went to visit the very interesting medieval Gorey Castle (also known as Mont Orgueil Castle). A bit puzzled not to be asked for an entry fee, we wandered in and had a good look around. Feeling ready for a Jersey crab sandwich and wanting to check on our charges, we went to leave, only to find the huge exit door firmly locked!

After testing every door we could find and flapping our arms to try and attract attention, we finally resorted to ringing 999! The police quickly found a key-holder and 10 minutes later our very own knight in shining armour had released us.

Lovely Tortie Scali

Lovely Tortie Scali

Sheila says 'au revoir' to Miski

Sheila says ‘au revoir’ to Miski

Jill says 'see you in Crete' to Cali. Jill says she has a special relationship with Cali as she watched her being born.

Jill says ‘see you in Crete’ to Cali. Jill says she has a special relationship with Cali as she watched her being born.

How the castle key-holder looked to us!

How the castle key-holder looked to us!

The tree of succession of the medieval monarchy

The tree of succession of the medieval monarchy

We didn't actually see any of these wall lizards…

We didn’t actually see any of these wall lizards…

…but the castle caretakers have thoughtfully placed some metal replicas around the lower walls

…but the castle caretakers have thoughtfully placed some metal replicas around the lower walls

As part of Jersey's celebration of its 800-year-old relationship with the British monarchy, artist Chris Levine created photos and holograms of the queen, which are displayed on some of the castle walls

As part of Jersey’s celebration of its 800-year-old relationship with the British monarchy, artist Chris Levine created photos and holograms of the queen, which are displayed on some of the castle walls

These are just some of the more than 10,000 photos that were taken to create the hologram above

These are just some of the more than 10,000 photos that were taken to create the hologram above

As we docked in St Malo we noticed an interesting looking passenger in the car next door!

As we docked in St Malo we noticed an interesting looking passenger in the car next door!