New Year, New Blog

Having given it some thought I decided that this blog had been about a particular adventure and that it should stand alone. So rather than just running on I have started afresh with a new look and new content at Swimming Wild Outdoors In between writing about individual swims I plan also to include some…

Clear Water

From the coast path high up on the cliff the waves can be seen barely lapping at the white beach pebbles, which is quite a contrast to Seacombe just a half mile away and where we swam just 20 minutes ago.  Looking down from the path the descent looks simple enough along a lazy, shallow…

Seacombe Sands

If anything the surf has picked up a little more since we walked by a few hours earlier.  Maybe it is because the tide has turned.  Whatever the reason some of the waves are now breaking in a line of tumbling, darting foam that extends point-to-point across the golden sand. The beach is busy so…

Hipples

I have been wanting to get here for years but somehow it has proved elusive.  I have swum off Sunny Cove, the next beach up the Salcombe Estuary and also Mill Bay Cove, the next on again, but this little beach comes and goes with the tide and the timing has never been right.  Today…

Straight From the Van

The sky has greyed over and it looks like there will be no sunset today, which is a shame after the lovely sunny day we’ve had. The fine polished pebbles slide under my feet as I crunch down Slapton ‘Sands’ and step cautiously through the foam left by the crashing waves. though they are not…

A Bout de Souffle

The thick fog that blanketed the countryside last night had by mid-day been chased away by the sunshine though the air remained breathless, but turning from the coast road into the dead end that would take me to the cliff top I again entered a world of obscurity.  The fog swallowed the car, the trees,…