Day 2: Prussia Cove
We do a walk high on the cliffs above the sea. The sun is bright and small U’s sparkle across the deep blue water.
I am amazed by the colour and sheer number of wildflowers that carpet almost every available bit of ground. They are burgeoning up through grass and clinging to crevices in the rocks. I note down what I see:
Thrift or Sea Pinks
Campion – red and white or bladder
A tiny blue starred flower (Sprig Squill)
A long, thin stalk with red grass-like flower (Sorrel)
Scabious – tiny blue version (Devilsbit Scabious)
Pendulous white bells with a triangular stalk (Three-cornered Leek)
Later in the week I add the names of the last four flower descriptions as the coastguard at Cape Cornwall tells me their names.
Thrift or Sea Pink