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


Friday 5th February 2021 - 9.30am

No one, least of all me, can pretend that there is any single astonishing pic from the last few weeks.

But take a look and see ordinary life on, above and around the river Dart.

There's nothing that is really ordinary.


If you are looking for the dolphins that was back on 17th January. Just click that date.

Have a delve through the 2020 monthly albums. See them here

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

Search and you will find it. Hint: try 'Special Pages"

17 January 2021 - 11:34:08

If you are looking for the dolphin visit pix just click the snap and navigate to the 17th of Jan. Loads of pix to be seen.

At first it looked like we had about ten dolphins in the river, but within an hour it was probably thirty.

Lots of calves and all probably went away with fatted tummies. The herring was the bait.


4 March 2021 - 09:05:13

Never noticed this before - but right in front of Kittery Court this shellfish boat crew pulled up and returned a whole load of pots, both lobster and crab.


24 February 2021 - 08:26:07

Drama on the Embankment when a motorhome caught fire destroying iteself and not enhancing the car behind.


16 February 2021 - 08:49:18

The Dart Harbour crew on Hercules went off collecting firewood.

It might take some time to dry out, but there was enough of it.

26 February 2021 - 17:19:15

Tug Kingston and barge TMS Searider.

The marine equivalent of a motorcycle and sidecar.

22 February 2021 - 10:39:35

And then Hercules and its crew moved on to other tasks.Complete with diver (possibly divers) they appeared to complete some major maintenance of the mainstream buoy network. Hiding under the river are some huge, huge, huge chains.

2 March 2021 - 18:17:58

Parked up out in the middle of nowhere along Beacon Road, a Devon Fire Brigade engine.

Possible pumping water to another appliance further along the narrow road ?

23 February 2021 - 13:33:44

Quite a bit of aerial activity. Nothing startling. Except.....what is that device to the left of the doorway?

25 February 2021 - 12:44:03

If it's engines you want, here's two for the price of one.

A double header with Braveheart and loco 2253  which is a 160 Class American  engine (the maroon one)

26 February 2021 - 17:42:48

Apparently it was called the Snow Moon. Didn't bring any.

27 February 2021 - 07:34:59

Are they still called yachts if they have no masts?

In the foreground is the Swedish craft Blaoga and behind is Pau Amma of Plymouth.

16 February 2021 - 09:01:44

Perhaps someone should tell him, his hostage is going nowhere. Except overboard.

28 February 2021 - 13:13:42

Usually referred to as Warfleet Creek there are occasions when the tide can make it Warfleet Beach.

24 February 2021 - 16:15:33

The cruise ships keep coming....past. This is Arcadia about five miles away.

Now it looks like the boat park in Torbay will continue throughout the summer as Cunard and P&O cancel bookings until August.

1 March 2021 - 09:31:35

He's only a little engine but he has a remarkably loud toot.

For those that want to know this is shunter engine 03371 BR Class 03 0-6-0 DM. I think. It was misty.

22 February 2021 - 12:27:43

A sign of better things to come. With luck the steam railway will get to operate a more normal timetable this summer.

Meanwhile test runs continue. No engine, but an adequate snap.

27 February 2021 - 14:48:32

It must still be chilly, but more and more folk are taking the waters.

1 March 2021 - 09:08:02

Walcon Wizard barge and its crane depart Dartmouth after working on the marina at Noss-on-Dart.

Still more piles to be driven, but the workspace has gotten cramped by the bigger platform in use on the site. Wizard will be back soon.

2 March 2021 - 07:25:40

HMS Biter spent a few nights on the town jetty.

2 March 2021 - 07:27:11

This is how the concrete pump arrived - all folded up.

3 March 2021 - 11:07:31

I told you. Dull and grey. And monotonous. All adding to lockdown fever.

2 March 2021 - 09:44:55

A huge concrete pour over at the latest demolition / rebuild in Kingswear. For three days a concrete pump (the big cranelike thing) arrived to deliver the liquid goodies from the roadside across the site to the footings. Three days of footings. That'll dry out to be a big lump.

3 March 2021 - 19:06:23

Many of the days recently have been dull and grey (see below). But sometimes the nights have produced some extraordinary colours.

3 March 2021 - 16:48:25

But it'll bite ya' back.

I bet the crew have never heard that one before.