COAST

Wild camp and Coastal Forage

July 10th to 14th 2021
South Devon Coast

PART 3 of The Old Way Immersion - THE COAST

 

Camp on the wild South Devon shore at the height of Summer, getting acquainted with the ebb and flow of the tides. 

Make your own mackerel feathers and fish from the rocks for bass, pollack and mackerel.  Bait fish 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.

 

Enjoy the slow pace of life of the hunter-gatherer while weaving or crafting fishing tackle on the beach, and sing a few sea-shanties together as you tan fish skins.

Watch the sunset over the sea while feasting on lobster, rock samphire, seabeet and an assortment of seaweeds and share stories around the fire. 

P1260031 2
DSC07815
RAJK5904-Pano
tribe
getting to the beach
DSC07642
fishing from shore
DSCF8721
P1260151
DSC07434
DSCF8635
DSCF8639
DSC07398
DSC07602
checking the pots
DSC07610
P1260097
RAJK5835
P1260064
sea's bounty
IMG_2249
DSC07740
DSC07746
P1260141
feasting at sunset
DSC07790
P1260171
weaving
smoking deer hides
RAJK5961