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 23rd January December 2021 - 7.30pm

Our annual visit from the dolphin pack was last Sunday.

Last year they came on January 26th, and in 2019 on January 23rd.

Lots more happened since.

See for yourself the goings on, in, and above the River Dart.

TVFTDO recorded all the happenings during 2020.

The year itself wasn't all bad.

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"

10 January 2021 - 09:50:00

At first there was nothing to see, but as the mist gradually started to lift and lower at the same time, Kingswear showed itself.

Lots more pix of this fine start to the morning. Just click the pic and head for the tenth.

9 January 2021 - 23:48:58

Just ahead of midnight the night before and the mist was settling in.

8 January 2021 - 12:49:11

Higher ! Lower ! No, Higher. No, Lower !

All ferry confusing. These two are not often seen in the same room together.

11 January 2021 - 09:39:29

Coming off- the temporary roof on Little Ravenswell.

8 January 2021 - 14:52:12

Just a thought. How red would  faces be if the fuel barge were to run out of.....fuel?

10 January 2021 - 11:05:46

Very few craft heading out of the river. Just a few work vessels and the very occasional pleasure craft making pretty patterns.

11 January 2021 - 17:24:25

The EC145 Airbus helicopter of Devon Air Ambulance had landed earlier in daylight in Coronation Park to assist with a casualty who had suffered a serious fall.  In the event, the patient was taken to hospital by road.

Coronation Park is approved for night landings and take offs. So here is the Eurocopter heading off. The green light is on the aircraft's tail.

12 January 2021 - 09:50:43

It may well be on the roof.

It's still called 'swabbing the decks'

15 January 2021 - 10:49:43

As the scaffolding comes down, the windows go in.

There is an amazing amount of major building and refurbishment to be seen on both sides of the river.

16 January 2021 - 13:56:05

At last some action on the river courtesy of BRNC. Some close quarter manoeuvring being practised between picket boats and ribs.

17 January 2021 - 11:59:43

The fortunate few who were out paddling on Sunday morning got an experience to remember.

About thirty dolphins swam into the river as far as the Lower Ferry and announced their presence with some very cheeky jumps and twirls. Great fun.

17 January 2021 - 11:15:45

Three in the air together. (not as sharp as i would like).

There are dozens more pix inside the January album. Just click any pic.

17 January 2021 - 11:35:03

Another very lucky kayaker. This calf leapt clear of the water.

17 January 2021 - 11:42:45

One chap struck really lucky and was surrounded by the dolphins. Just three in this pic, but loads swam around the white boat.

17 January 2021 - 11:34:08

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.

17 January 2021 - 11:10:10

Shade of Danny the Dartmouth Dolphin here. Danny was a dolphin who spent a couple of summers in the river and spent many an hour teasing the navy crews. But this shot was taken today (Sunday 17th January) and the crew had no idea that they had a leading light.

Normally older photos will drift down this front page replaced by more recent snaps, but whilst things have been interesting since the dolphin visit of last Sunday, they haven't been THAT exciting.

Hence a couple of dolphin pix remain at the top.

There's more lower down.

And extra dolphin pix are inside the January album.

Just click any pic.

22 January 2021 - 14:23:20

Like a cartoon stage exit.....'It Went That-A-Way !'

A rather ominiusly black cloud with an extraordinary shape passed down the eastern shore of the river Dart heading south.

i.e. as per the direction of travel.

22 January 2021 - 14:21:33

Bus Not In Service might have read the sign.

That's one very large but empty rib. Driver included.

22 January 2021 - 11:27:25

Lower Ferry tugs Hauley IV (at the back) and Hauley VI look as though they might have lost something.

19 January 2021 - 08:07:06

Finally they get digging up the top of Kingswear.

21 January 2021 - 10:38:03

Not sure if this is down to Covid, or Brexit. But definitely more catches are being landed on Dartmouth's side of the river.

23 January 2021 - 16:52:34

Yes, that truly is the Isle of Wight ferry.

Travelling home after maintenance in Falmouth. I've no idea of the cost of the fare.