The coast paths around Devon are stunning,
(from Gara Rock, National Trust)
I’d sort of stopped walking them, when they boys were smaller I found it far from relaxing, narrow paths and high cliffs set my nerves on edge.
I walked from Mill Bay round to Gara Rock. Through the wood
Full of ferns and dappled light.
and out into the sun,
I don’t know what this plant is, with it’s red tendrils,
I’ve seen it on the Pembrokeshire coast, but not in flower, it seems to be spineless itself and seeks the sun by clambering over clamber over the gorse bushes.
The Gara Rock hotel was demolished about three years ago (Which is a shame because at this point of my walk a beer would have been a nice idea) and the redevelopment of the site has ground to a recessionary halt
the thatched ‘look out,’ now with boarded up windows is all that remains, it looked a little sad, with its tuft of slipped thatch.