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 28th August 2021 - 7.00pm

Jetboarder, Spitfire, Arrows and dark boats in the dark......

All in all a massive update - about 400 new photos.

The return of the Golden Hind and oh so much more.

Loads of pix inside the August album. Click any pic.

Also lots more pix in June's album here. And hundreds more photos in the July album here.

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

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

7 August 2021 - 17:53:48

An unexpected and unusual spot for a helicopter landing right at the very top of Kingswear.

Did someone have some important guests to stay ?

For the record the aircraft is G-GALI, an AgustaWestland AW-109SP

4 August 2021 - 17:00:03

One lucky lab came in on a huge luxury motor boat.

Name of La Mascarade. That's the boat, not the hound.

20 August 2021 - 15:36:46

Lots of larger luxury vessels  have been into Dartmouth in recent weeks.

Could that be why the fuel barge is now being replenished with two road tankers?

8 August 2021 - 17:21:00

Not often seen in the same frame. All three Castle Ferries.

The best little boat ride in Dartmouth.

21 August 2021 - 09:09:26

Two visits in three days from the cruise ship Island Sky.

Guess what is on the menu for the evening meal? Spare ribs maybe ?

25 August 2021 - 09:46:45

You would be forgiven for thinking that a there's a factory rebuild underway at the top of Kingswear. As in, rebuilding a factory.

But this is a private home. Steel yourselves.

21 August 2021 - 16:17:12

Almost a decent snap. But the guy at the front put his brolly down just as I got the camera focussed.


22 August 2021 - 21:10:08

Neighbour Tony alerted me to the moonrise over the river mouth. It was a stunning sight and yes, the moon really was this colour.

It's called a Sturgeon moon. Or a "Nicola" north of the border.

Apparently all full moons in August are known as Sturgeon moons. The colour is irrelevant.

24 August 2021 - 21:53:25

Two days later it was rising beside the Daymark (as viewed from TVFTDO).

18 August 2021 - 11:22:40

A neat flypast and circle from an RAF Puma XW213 included this dramatic ascent.

24 August 2021 - 19:15:39

One member of the crew clearly shone during this training session. She left the rest in the shade.

16 August 2021 - 15:54:20

Fenders are expensive.And a boat can never have enough. But just occasionally a good size ten does just as well.

This is one of the tenders of cruise ship Hebridean Princess almost bouncing off the side.

9 August 2021 - 15:25:02

So now we know just who is feeding the gulls...........

22 August 2021 - 10:03:48

A friendy grasshopper came to see what all the fuss was about TVFTDO. Hung around long enough for a portrait and then hopped off.

That's my finger.

9 August 2021 - 21:20:55

The futuristic superyacht Ithaka has been in and out of Dartmouth a number of times these past few weeks. All lit up it looks quite classy.

And unusually, definitely looks better without the underwater lights switched on. See below.

14 August 2021 - 22:41:31

Superyacht Ithaka sits in Dartmouth harbour with the underwater illuminations switched on.

6 August 2021 - 16:36:06

This gull kept dive bombing the large black back gull which was sitting on the water. And kept the attacks coming for about half an hour.There was no sign of the big bird threatening any chicks. I guess it could be a simple domestic. Or possibly not.

23 August 2021 - 16:14:22

Slight embarrassment during the rowing heats at the start of Regatta Week. This straggler boat (the orange one) was almost caught by the the paddle steamer Kingswear Castle. The crew got a huge cheer when they finally crossed the finish line.

15 July 2021 - 10:31:21                                              1 November 2010 - 10:47:04

What a difference eleven years makes. Er, not a lot actually. The scaffolding has finally come down on the Mill House at the end of Waterhead Creek to reveal the changes. I found a snap from 2010 to compare -  although obviously the work hasn't been going on that long.

It just feels that way.

23 August 2021 - 18:04:02

As cruise ship passengers depart it's always good to check the their faces.

This is cruise ship Island Sky departing. I'm sure they all had an excellent visit to Dartmouth, and whilst no one would be expecting a round of applause, perhaps a smile wasn't too much to ask for.


9 August 2021 - 15:13:01

There has been talk that the new picket boats do not have much outside space.

Not the case, it would appear.

23 August 2021 - 16:27:45

This is embarrassing. I've always been under the impression this was a model of the Mayflower.

Doh ! It's the Golden Hind because BRNC is built on Drake's estate.  

So.....It's finally back. The model Golden Hind that sits atop the BRNC clocktower has been away for restoration (or even replacement).

This week it returned and now sits proudly overseeing the town of Dartmouth

23 August 2021 - 11:57:32

It took three man in a cradle hoisted by a very large crane to place the model back in position. Take a look inside the August album to see more snaps.

28 August 2021 - 17:06:44

Captions for latest pix coming later.

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