We love foraging. And why wouldn't we, with views like this. We've been picking gorse again to capture the amazing coconut aroma and make it into wild gorse sparkling wine.
The steep cliff where we harvest the gorse from overlooks an unnamed secret cove, which we call Smuggler's beach. It is completely hidden from the coast path above it, and out of view from the sea, due to the jagged headlands and large rocks in front of it.
It can only be accessed by either boat, although the hidden rocks just below the surface are treacherous, or by us 'gorse pickers' scrambling down the steep, lethal, hidden Wrecker's path.
It's a secret paradise, with just lizards sunbathing on the rocks for company.
It's an amazing spot for a wild swim.
Above, a gorgeous clump of sea campion on the secret Wreckers trail, leading to smugglers beach. Sadly, we can't make drinks from this beautiful plant.
Above Lizards (viviparous or common lizards) on Smuggler's Beach