We set off to the South Hams coast near Mothecombe, to find a secret cove Anna had told us about. We followed her instructions, and followed a little path off the main coast path, which did a sharp dog leg and then went down into a cleft between two great sides of rock. It felt man made, and we concluded it was, as we then followed a vertigo-inducing staircase of ancient carved steps down to a rocky bay. We swam out into a
maze of channels, gulleys and islands. In one inlet we found an iron
ring concreted into the rock: perhaps this was a secret mooring spot?
We felt a strong sense of stories of past lives hanging in the
sea mist around this particular cove.