In Torquay, at Oddicombe, the sun was shining and the sea was blue, flat calm, and very cold: 5.8 degrees C. We set off to explore the Juliet Cave, so-called because you climb up a ledge and into an 'upstairs' cave with pool of white pebbles, with a 'balcony' and 'window' overlooking a channel below. As we approached the mouth of the cave the water swirled up and down the gorgeous, muscular pink and white limestone that is found on this bit of the coast. Some of the swimming party had not visited the cave before and their cries of wonder echoed around the cave, which really is the most magical place. We stood on the balcony, looking down on the slice of churning water below, and wondered whether Romeo might swim up the gulley to see us. Mark then led us a little further along the shore to another cave, with a hole in the ceiling through which he climbed back up into the outside world.