Dave was excited to show me a few of his favorite spots in Devon and Cornwall -- Valley of the Rocks was our first stop today.
And what a stop.
Some epic views, rock scrambling, cliff views, and the sea. What else could you want!? We gorged ourselves on photos before heading further down the coast.
We parked at the top and walked down a road to Woody Bay, which is secluded and wonderful, but right as we got down on it, the sky decided to dump rain.
It was a shame -- the spot was beautiful, with a bit of a waterfall and a lovely rocky beach -- it would have been nice to stay longer.
Without rain jackets, or even a hood for me, we were utterly drenched after the (at least) 15-minute uphill march back to the car.
I changed my pants unceremoniously at the back of the car -- there was no way I could sit in the car with completely soaked pants -- and we carried on in a bit of a downpour for a while.
By the time we reached Woolacombe, the rain had mostly puttered out.
Dave said the waves were pretty perfect, so we had lunch and watched the surfers for a while. There were a ton of them! Padding down to the beach and hopping right in in their wetsuits. I'll leave it to them -- too cold for me!