Swimming and exploring South Devon, from Dartmoor to the sea
Monday, 20 June 2016
Image by Avigail Kahana
It's been a busy few weeks, hence fewer blogs. Why? Well my great pal Matt and I have been launching our new book, Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon. We kicked off with - even though I say it myself - a rather stylish event at Delamore House, a stately pile on the edge of the Moor. It's owned by the lovely Nicky and Gavin Dollard who didn't bat an eyelid when we asked if our guests could swim in the lake - in fact they thought it was a brilliant idea. So one May afternoon lots of people turned up, swam to the strains of a wind-up gramophone on the bank, and then looked at the amazing art in the gardens and house (and also consumed some Prosecco). Then, a few weeks later, our wonderful friends Queenie and Kate who are starting a new restaurant in Paignton, Cantina, hosted a pop-up bistro for us at Goodrington Park, right by the sea. It was the hottest day of the year and we celebrated with the most delicious swim and even more delicious paella cooked by Kate. Happy times.