Wild camp and Coastal Forage
South Devon Coast
PART 3 of The Old Way Immersion - THE COAST
We'll camp on the wild South Devon shore at the height of Summer, and get acquainted with the ebb and flow of the tides.
You'll learn to read the sea, and fish from the rocks for bass, pollack and mackerel, bait fishing at night for dogfish and other species.
First Nations peoples say "at low tide the table is set" and we will follow this wisdom gathering winkles, whelks and limpets, red, brown and green seaweeds from the exposed rocks and prawns from the pools. We'll set long-lines and crab pots in the rocky gullies never knowing what the next turn of the tide will bring - a few prawns, a dogfish, maybe a brown or spider crab or a even a lobster.
We'll gather coastal edible plants and enjoy the slow pace of life of the hunter-gatherer singing a few sea-shanties together while net-making on the beach with Linda or softening and smoking buckskin with hide tanner Jessie Watson-Brown.
We'll sleep on the beach under the stars after watching the sunset over the sea, feasting on lobster and king crab cooked in the embers of a fire.