The weather was perfect for a day of hiking - sunny but not too warm - and the coastal scenery on our way down to La Manche was looking beautiful.
Making our way past "fairy arches" and sunbathing frogs we quickly arrived at the deserted La Manche village. Settled in 1840, the village used to be a fishing harbour and was known as one of the best fishing coves on the Southern Shore. However, due to the landscape the village remained tiny, with a population ranging from 7 to 55. A severe storm hit the settlement in 1966, washing away the village's fishing supplies and infrastructure, as well as most of the homes.
All that remains of the small village now are the crumbling concrete foundations of the houses and the odd set of steps leading nowhere. Here we took in the view and stopped for a snack before pressing on across the suspension bridge and on to Doctor's Cove.
In the evening we enjoyed a barbecue with beers, rakia, and a brand new (and very enjoyable) card/drinking game we created called Buddies.
As a general update, our next blog post will be delayed because we're going to San Francisco this week! We have a bunch of things planned and we're looking forward to sharing our trip on the blog.
To clue up the post, here are some more pictures from our Camping Saturday: