Monday, 27 June 2011
Swimming the stacks
Ladram Bay is home to a procession of stark sandstone stacks, with names ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. Chocolate Finger, Ladram Lady, the Tower of Babel, Bonnetti Tower, the Razor and Lost World. We started our swim amongst the pebbles and people of Ladram Bay itself...but a short distance around the corner and we were in pure desert nature. Burning red cliffs and bright blue sea, and the stacks dotted wherever we looked. Some were peppered with holes and tunnels, most had caves forming at their foundations, because of the constant whirl of the sea. It was like swimming through the Grand Canyon.