Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Underwater sightings

Maidencombe is a charming small cove north of Torquay, with red sand and cliffs. We went expecting a day of sandcastles, gentle swims and ice creams but it turned out much more exciting than that. There are lots of weird and wonderful rock formations on both sides of the beach, with lots of channels, overhangs and sheltering places for marine life. We saw a starfish, wrasse, prawns and a huge spider crab which glowed day-glo orange among the thick brown kelp. There are also lots of wonderful ledges, perfect for jumping and diving.

2 comments:

trevorhunt said...

What a great site! So glad l found your link on Caught by the River. we live in France but would like to return to the UK very soon and to the South Hams region in particular. Watch this space!

Sophie said...

Thanks Trevor! Yes, South Devon is truly beautiful and just full of very special places....though I've lived here for 10 years now I still keep finding more...