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6 October 2019 - 07:37:00

The sun rises in different spots depending on where you view it from (obviously).

And I have a little app that shows exactly where it will surface. So how did I miss it coming up behind the Daymark ? Very easily it turned out.


16 October 2019 - 14:02:49

Luckily no real stormy weather, but the hole is gradually getting bigger. Well, it's not going to fill itself in, is it ?

13 October 2019 - 16:46:18

Not the greatest fan of these things. But at least this chap is trying to get more than the usual ten minutes of fun out of it.

21 October 2019 - 07:57:10

Leadership training exercises are on at the moment hence the six picket boats in a pretty decent straight line.

16 October 2019 - 19:56:26

Some might consider it cheating to practise at night.

4 October 2019 - 12:11:37

There's some boring work going on over in Kingswear. And it's piling up.

5 October 2019 - 10:46:16

October....when the river begins to rest.

10 October 2019 - 17:03:48

Can anyone enlighten us ? Why did the RNLI have two D-Class boats in town  ?

5 October 2019 - 08:58:47

And they're off ! Fishing Fest gets under way.

8 October 2019 - 14:21:27

Windo probably hasn't gone into hibernation. But this was him just a day or so before his bed went off to winter quarters.

What's the betting our favourite seal is back aboard come Spring ?

17 October 2019 - 17:23:23

Hopefully it is agreed, you can never have too many double rainbows over Kingswear.

21 October 2019 - 15:18:58

A double run of a double flypast. Two Merlins went upriver then downriver.  This is ZJ131.

21 October 2019 - 15:12:44

It's a valid question. What do the cows think of low flying helicopters?

19 October 2019 - 09:31:55

The rather lovely, and tall Mari-Cha III departed after almost a five day visit.

14 October 2019 - 13:41:54

Not only tall - but wide. That's Mari-Cha III

15 October 2019 - 09:12:22

Almost good enough to put on the wall. Almost.

15 October 2019 - 18:57:09

If you want to see superyachts by night, TVFTDO is the place for you. Here's the aforementioned Mari-Cha III.

15 October 2019 - 16:00:23

Everyone in Dartmouth has probably got a disturbing story to tell about waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

But ambulances do arrive. Eventually.

21 October 2019 - 15:19:15

Those folks who had trekked out to the searchlight got a good view.

They probably didn't care what it was (a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter number ZJ994)

21 October 2019 - 15:18:45

The second Royal Navy Merlin (ZJ994 - the green one) was extremely low and had to gain some height a bit quick.

23 October 2019 - 12:34:51

Do sights get more perfectly nostalgic than this ? The beautiful tall ship Wylde Swan left Dartmouth this afternoon with much of her canvas aloft.

Makes you hanker for a box set of The Onedin Line eh ?

23 October 2019 - 12:26:19

Full credit to the crew of Wylde Swan. From their mooring in the centre of the river they went up north of the Higher Ferry and came back downr with the sails already set. Would others take note please.

23 October 2019 - 07:35:14

Earlier on it was a Turneresque scene as mist filled the Dart valley at dawn

23 October 2019 - 08:02:08

Poor old Kingswear. Its geography almost ensures the clouds will run over it.

Still, for us in Dartmouth it's like the icing on the cake.

22 October 2019 - 15:57:42

Two fast Hawk jets flew over on Tuesday - four times. You would think I'd have been ready. As you can see from this, my best shot , I wasn't

28 October 2019 - 10:11:58

Clearly, this is nothing short of piracy on the high skies. Pirates nowadays come in different guises, here we have two pretending to be workmen who have obviously been caught nab-handed removing the BRNC weather vane. Question: is that a replica of the Mayflower ?

28 October 2019 - 10:13:16

It is mighty. mighty high.

28 October 2019 - 10:27:40

But now it's gone.

28 October 2019 - 11:12:25

More workmen - this time down on the beach at Kittery Court. The hole in the wall is getting repaired.

And it looks like it's set to be a proper job.

26 October 2019 - 10:25:40

Saturday was a pretty rotten day weather-wise. But some folks had fun.

1 November 2019 - 13:39:42

The hole in the wall is being repaired by even bigger hole in the wall.

A fleet of diggers and dumpers is taking the landing stage down to ground level for a total rebuild.

31 October 2019 - 13:58:34

Down on the beach in front of Kittery Court on the Kingswear side of the river, it didn't all go according to plan.

One digger came off its tracks.

30 October 2019 - 11:08:25

Rare enough. A couple of Apaches passed through in the mist.

And let me tell you, it has been a week of mist and rain.

5 November 2019 - 14:12:08

The Devon Air Ambulance (G-DAAN) coming into land at Coronation Park. The crew were on the ground for about an hour and a quarter before taking their casualty to Derriford.

6 November 2019 - 10:05:27

Brixham barges Golden Vanity (light blue on the extreme left of the pic) then Leader and finally Provident arrive in Dartmouth after reportedly leaving Brixham for the last time. The charity that has operated them for years has announced its closure.

6 November 2019 - 10:15:11

Brixham trawlers Leader (black & red) and foreground, the small but perfectly formed Golden Vanity prepare to dock on Dartmouth's town jetty.

4 November 2019 - 22:34:05

I like to take a picture of the view every day we are here - so after arriving back from Wales late, the only thing  to do was to snap Kingswear.

6 November 2019 - 09:05:46

It looks like a lumbering lump. But it is actually the rather speedy Condor Liberation ferry that normally crosses between Poole and the Channel Islands. Here it is on its way to Falmouth and a five week session in dry dock. It's doing nearly 35 knots at this point.

6 November 2019 - 10:16:32

Dart Harbour do a lot of their Spring cleaning in the Autumn.  Here's one of the mooring buoys getting a scrub down.

7 November 2019 - 14:01:56

Do you know, I reckon it just MIGHT be possible to have too many rainbows. But not when they are this good.

The River Dart truly is the rainbow river.

8 November 2019 - 19:37:52

Fireworks Friday night at BRNC, Dartmouth, apparently a private function. For everyone to enjoy. Well, except for those with pets.

It was a rather good display - by Firestorm Pyrotechnics, I understand.

8 November 2019 - 19:29:28

An unusual pic of fireworks, just don't take offence.

13 November 2019 - 10:10:56

Thanks to David, I had an early alert about this..... our second Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales is on trials off the south Devon coast. As most of the officers aboard likely came through BRNC it's only natural that they wanted to take a look at their alma mater.

15 August 2017 - 08:52:08

Two years ago I captured the sister ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth on her way to Portsmouth. Somewhat further off the coast.

14 November 2019 - 11:22:02

After the excitement  of HMS Prince of Wales passing by, this vessel hove into view the following day. It's a rather old oil rig platform, now called the Byford Dolphin but at one time was known as Deep Sea Driller . Under that name it had a few worrying events resulting in a number of fatalities. The platform is heading from Norway to Turkey and then oblivion. Yes, it is being broken up. Or, as they say nowadays, recycled. If you are being pernickity about the quality just understand, it is 13.5 nautical miles from me. (That's 15.5 ordinary miles)

There's a cracking page here for more info:

27 November 2019 - 17:55:42

There was concern (from me) that whilst the train was in the station they might well refrain from illumination.

Thankfully not.

27 November 2019 - 18:16:09

Second night of trials for Dartmouth Train of Lights. And it seems to look every bit as good as it did last year.

25 November 2019 - 11:14:17

There will be no apology, just a warning. Beware.

This is a digger over on the shoreline at Kittery Court removing a substantial set of concrete stairs.

He is pulling them backwards. Which of course is a step or two in the right direction.


26 November 2019 - 10:36:52

Hey-ho, hey-ho, it's off to work we go.

20 November 2019 - 14:03:26

Motor boat Maximus found the going a bit tough. There will be no gin and tonics served today.

27 November 2019 - 19:24:42

The Paignton - Kingswear Train of Lights. Or, as we know it...the Dartmouth Train of Lights. It does a rather good job of lighting up the valley.

27 November 2019 - 18:18:01

Seems safe to say that Dartmouth is the best vantage point to see the Train of Lights. Or on the Higher Ferry perhaps ?

26 November 2019 - 16:01:09

A flyover from a German Navy Westland Super Lynx. Anyone got any idea why ?

3 December 2019 - 08:32:25

Just two weeks earlier HMS Prince of Wales passed by quite close. And then here we have its sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth which astonishingly did an about turn in the two degree gap we have out to sea. Of course, it would have helped if I had taken better snaps.

It's the heat haze I tell you.

20 December 2019 - 22:33:47

It was a very wet passing out parade at BRNC earlier in the day, but it stayed dry enough for the fireworks. A shade windy though.

5 December 2019 - 00:05:11

It's a shade galling when an iPhone takes as good a snap as an Nikon SLR. But that's the case here.

The Port of Dartmouth in all its night-time splendour. Well done if you spotted there's a tree in the way.

4 December 2019 - 08:48:25

There's been some pretty grotty weather about. But equally there's been some spectacular sunrises over Gallants Bower.

12 December 2019 - 10:55:01

The tides are not helping the repairs to the seawall over at Kittery Court. There's not too many days when there has been any access.

28 November 2019 - 16:51:07

Time for one more pic of the fabulous Train of Lights (the other pix are below).

5 December 2019 - 22:29:42

Down on the town jetty the Christmas spirit is well in evidence.

19 December 2019 - 13:38:57

Does this mean that there's a lot of fish in the river? Or are the gulls just tired?

2 December 2019 - 14:19:25

Meanwhile, down off Coronation Park the Dart Harbour gang are having pontoon replacement therapy.