Swimming and exploring South Devon, from Dartmoor to the sea
Monday, 22 February 2016
A Cornish sojurn
I've been visiting Du Maurier country. I absolutely love Daphne du Maurier. Her romanticism, her evocation of Cornwall, and her love of the sea. We went to stay in Polruan, a little village at the mouth of the Fowey estuary. I could pop down for a swim in the river before breakfast, and explored the coastline all around. We walked west from Fowey and came to Poldrimouth Cove, which was where Daphne swam - it was a short walk from her house at Menabilly. There I swam around an old wreck which has been there for absolutely years. We also discovered Charlestown, a beautifully preserved old port; Anna and Ellie came down for the day and we walked along the coast to Porthpean where we had a swim. Finally, on the last day we discovered Lantic Beach, a wonderfully isolated and wild cove, where there was a terrific undertow.