THE VIEW FROM THE DARTMOUTH OFFICE

Every picture on this website, with no exception, is taken from one place - our Dartmouth office garden

For those of you that don’t already know..........every single snap on this website is taken from one place -

our garden in Above Town, Dartmouth, Devon, England


Saturday 11th June 2022 - 9.30am

After the excitement of Platinum Jubilee Weekend it's back to normal.

But a normal in Dartmouth can mean so many things.

There are thousands more snaps inside, just click any pic to enter the monthly albums..

Remember - every snap is taken from one house in Above Town.

TVFTDO is a unique record of life in, on, around and above the river Dart.

See all of last years albums here.

Have a delve through 2021's monthly albums. See them here

You can also take a look at The Pick of TVFTDO.

18 May 2022 - 21:34:51

An hour after the Border Force inspection superyacht Bella Vita kept to its planned schedule and departed for Cowes.

60 metres long the ten year old vessel is owned by US housebuilding businessman Dwight Scher.

18 May 2022 - 20:10:25

Border Force cutter Seeker popped in a few times in May. This pic shows six of the crew returning after a mission to check out.....a superyacht.

Five immigration officials made an unannounced boarding of the luxury boat Bella Vita.


2 June 2022 - 10:48:02

Both of the British Navy's aircraft carriers have been on exercise in Start Bay during the last few weeks.

My only sighting was of the Prince of Wales seen here.

Just a few miles too far away to be interesting.

14 May 2022 - 17:59:14

RDYC had organised a sailing event in the river, but one of the concrete blocks holding the triangular black buoy in place proved reluctant to give up its place on the river bed. Dart Harbour assisted in dragging the line back across the river. It was slow going.

11 May 2022 - 18:36:42

Two Royal Navy Merlins (ZJ134 and ZJ994) on a decently low flyby down the river.

1 June 2022 - 23:11:30

Danish registered super yacht Naridda (with a double I) is in for the Bank Holiday weekend. I last snapped it here on the same weekend in 2018.

29 May 2022 - 15:15:45

At the back things clearly were not as exciting.

17 May 2022 - 14:31:35

Work has now started on repairing the dilapidated steps to the river bed.

29 May 2022 - 10:43:33

Strikes me that it might have been easier to just fit the outboard motor to the paddle board.

27 May 2022 - 15:01:45

Construction News: A major concrete pour over on Castle Road in Dartmouth.

24 May 2022 - 08:53:39

And finally, container ship Mol Truth,  400 metres long coming from Tangier to pick up a pilot at Brixham.

But I had always thought that the containers were a snug fit. Turns out they are free standing. All 24 rows of them

25 May 2022 - 16:34:31

The original Ted Lasso?  The crew of Border Force Cutter HMC Seeker try to snare one of the Dart Harbour patrol.

3 June 2022 - 15:06:19

Fabulous sight of one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world flying over Dartmouth on Jubilee Friday

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's City of Lincoln was built in mid 1945, just too late to see WWII service.

With three sorties up and down the river, it was a magnificent sight. And sound.

3 June 2022 - 15:10:42

The last run before heading home.

18 May 2022 - 09:41:27  

The Noss on Dart marina redevelopment continues apace.

The roof went on in strips. In no time.

2 June 2022 - 14:46:47

Just six of the three dozen or so motorcycles that swarmed aboard the Lower Ferry on Thursday.

More pix inside, click this one and go look.

24 May 2022 - 08:59:27

Maintenance work at BRNC on the clocktower mast.

Looked like they were checking the lightning conductor.

Yes, more pix inside the May album. Click the pic.

24 May 2022 - 09:07:09

This guy may well have been doing exactly the same thing, only this time up high above sail training ship Tenaceous.

As ever, more photos inside. Just click the pic.

2 June 2022 - 15:42:21

After a call out to a stricken yacht which they towed back in, the Dart RNLI crew took part in an exercise with the Dart Explorer ferry.

Look inside the June album to see more pix of the action.

16 May 2022 - 09:59:06

Despite Dart Harbour providing a dedicated pontoon for the seals, some of them prefer the company of humans.

In this case it's one of Dart Harbour's finest taxi drivers keeping him company. (He paid me to say that).

31 May 2022 - 22:27:03

A late and extremely low run through from a Hercules on Tuesday evening jolted many awake.

It was way over Galmpton before I could get the thing sharp. Still the sky makes it.

23 May 2022 - 10:28:54

Trinity House Vessel Galatea was undertaking routine maintence on the buoys out at the entrance to the harbour.

But it does look a bit disconcerting facing the rocks.

15 May 2022 - 23:21:07

We were promised thunderstorms. It would seem the closest one got was Lyme Regis.

The fork is just about visible over Kingswear.

1 June 2022 - 12:30:04

Three Royal Navy Merlins flew over Dartmouth in formation the day before the Queen's Jubilee flypast.

I've not checked but hope these three took part.

2 June 2022 - 11:18:15

Thanks to TVFTDO spotter Lynn I was alerted to this sun halo. They're not mega rare but still interesting.

And created by the sun shining through ice crystals in the highest clouds.


29 May 2022 - 07:09:55

Cruise ship Maud arrived for its second visit of the year.

It turned around just a little bit further upriver than the normal spot. Hence this extraordinary view of the stern towering over the Dart Marina hotel..

29 May 2022 - 15:14:32

Back to cruise ship Maud. As it departed passenger at the front looked like they had enjoyed their time in Dart Harbour.

1 June 2022 - 09:06:39

Redoubtable tug Boojam Bay heads out of the river pushing well above its weight.

4 June 2022 - 13:24:30

The English Riviera Air Show is underway at Torbay this weekend.

But the aircraft have to fly in from somewhere and so this Chinook and The Blades assembled into formation just south of Dartmouth.

And hence a free show for some of us.


5 June 2022 - 10:36:54

A busy weekend for Dart RNLI. One of their missions was for the Atlantic ILB to head out and assist the crew of a Round Britain rowing craft.

4 June 2022 - 22:08:18

Platinum Jubilee Fireworks at Britannia Royal Naval College.

Not my best set of fireworks pix, but this one stood out from the rest.

Regardless of my photos, it was a great show.

16 June 2022 - 18:34:58

The sun is shining so over on Hillhead they're making hay.

16 June 2022 - 07:20:47

First making, then destroying pretty patterns whilst they're at it.

Who knew haymaking was artistic ?

11 June 2022 - 13:39:13

Steam loco Britannia (number 70000 as you can see) popped in last Saturday.

Don't worry if you missed it, it's coming back most weekends until September.

14 June 2022 - 08:45:59

Over on the Kingswear shore this guy was painting the town.....black.

Red roofs in the sunshine. Soon to be sprayed to match the house.

16 June 2022 - 11:37:58

And here it is completed. The red tiles did glare a bit much. Black is better.

7 June 2022 - 14:48:19

Sunsets are all very well. But for me a good textured mist is hard to beat.

9 June 2022 - 04:53:43

A  very corny sunrise.

But we still wouldn't want to be without one. Even at 5am.

10 June 2022 - 14:25:09

It looks to be a tricky landing for the Devon Air Ambulance. But it's all a matter of perspective.

And from our perspective Coronation Park appears to be a miniature landing zone.

Thankfully that's not actually the case.

17 June 2022 - 14:28:33

The Higher Ferry is undergoing maintenance - fitting new bow thrusters I've been told.

16 June 2022 - 11:20:28

The Daymark conveniently provides a backdrop for any number of low flying aircraft.

This is Royal Navy Wildcat ZZ514 providing an extra bit of heat haze to distort the Kingswear tower.

14 June 2022 - 07:47:01

The rather beautiful classic yacht Cynthia (sail number 223) heading out of Dartmouth for an early sail.

11 June 2022 - 16:37:52

With buzzards and kestrels overhead it's easy to forget the closer wildlife.

This squirrelly chap sat on our garden fence enjoying the view. Like you do.

12 June 2022 - 17:22:22

A contender for the smallest craft on the river.

And an almost certain winner of smallest outboard feasible anywhere.

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