This curious plant, a succulent, mimics not only cactus but also the cornicabra shrub, so called because its long, narrow fruits resemble horns. The caralluma produces fruits which are identical. Despite being poisonous, it is a great delicacy to grazing sheep.
Also of interest to them were the little clumps of Sarcocapnos eneaphylla, another rarity, which grow in fissures of rocks.
The attractive Coronilla grows in abundance along this stretch of coast.
At lunchtime they stopped for a picnic down by the beach where, after a brief chat, we left them to enjoy the warm sunshine.