Swimming and exploring South Devon, from Dartmoor to the sea
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Penny buns and Chanterelles
Over the last week my walks to my Dartmoor swimming spots have been getting increasingly slow and meandering, as I keep getting diverted into thickets and under trees by the siren call of the mushrooms. It seems to be a brilliant year. Our hotter than average May, June and July, followed by a damper than normal August seems to have created the perfect conditions. In particular, I've found more Penny Buns (aka ceps and porcini) than ever before. The Chanterelles are looking good, and thanks to Yaara's son Tom, we found the biggest haul of Wood Blewitts ever. Each swim seems to come with a fungi bonus!