24 August 2022

Drake’s Island was given to the privateer (read ‘pirate on our side’) Francis Drake. It guards the entrance to Plymouth Sound. From the woods around Mount Edgcombe, you can see different angles of the city, the sound, and Drake’s Island. The walking in these woods are second to none – the acorn trail, which takes you all the way around the coast of the Southwest, leads from here. This is a perfect little spot to watch the world from.

Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.