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

11.00am  Thursday 26th September 2019  

You wait years for an Apache - and then two come along at once. Somewhat thrilling to watch.

Further down the page: Le Dumont D'Urville's departure one of the most spectacular sights seen in Dartmouth?


Still no monthly albums, so this page gets longer and longer. But hopefully you will find it worth the trawl

Huge , huge problems have led to a complete site rebuild. And hopefully TVFTDO will soon be even better than before. Please bear with me and keep coming back.

And 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

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Dartmouth views. Kingswear views. Views of the River Dart. Waterhead Creek. Dart Harbour. Devon views. Living in dartmouth. Living in devon.


30 August 2019 08:44 AM

Dartmouth Royal Regatta air displays returned on this year with a spectacular performance by the local aviators The Housemartins. Previously a successful pop group the boys and girls have turned their talents to the skies. This was a rehearsal flown from their base on the side of a neighbours' house. A spectacular display which they repeated many times over the weekend.  Move over the Red Arrows eh ?

30 August 2019 12:44 PM

Another magnificent air display from one of the Force's heavy lifters. Some of you may have identified this as a C-17 Globemaster III.

But if you look carefully you'll see the tell tale markings of a......buzzard.


14 September 2019 20:47:37

It was a stunning sight as French cruise ship Le Dumont D'Urville departed from Dartmouth on its second visit. Somewhat later than planned and so lit up like the preverbial Christmas tree. A floating moving massive son et lumiere.

Quite exceptional (although I believe the rowing championships were caught out by the ships arrival).

14 September 2019 - 21:03:23

Le Dumont D'Urville  had the Fowey based tug Cannis for company  as it manouvred the route in and out of the port.

The poor tug crew were like Gingers Rogers - doing the same as Fred but backwards.

Although it is to be assumed they were not wearing high heels.

14 September 2019 - 20:48:49

Way better than Blackpool illuminations.

14 September 2019 - 21:31:54

And that cloud looked more than a little ominous by the end of the display.

14 September 2019 - 11:20:05

It was anything but dark when Le Dumont D'Urville arrived in Dartmouth

14 September 2019 - 11:26:43

Did I mention the swimming pool ?

Did I mention that no one used it ?

14 September 2019 - 10:48:52

The South Coast Rowing Championships were great fun to watch. But I fear someone is going to get upset -  as this is my favourite photo.......

the crews returning to the start line.

11 September 2019 - 15:14:24

It may have been somewhat misty yet it didn't stop a couple of Merlins passing through.

3 September 2019 - 17:22:40

Without referring to a book or the that cloud.

14 September 2019 - 20:51:59

It's difficult to know just how often this happens in a cruise ship's life, but I suspect that after this display in Dartmouth the rather lovely Ponant cruise line ship Le Dumont D'Urville might  be showing off its night time light show a bit more frequently.

14 September 2019 - 20:59:37

It would have been good to have captured this a shade better, but of course you want to see the ship and the full moon.

And somewhere in that darkness is the mouth of the river Dart. Yes, it's at Dartmouth, Devon.

14 September 2019 - 21:30:09

Later we had fireworks courtesy of the South Coast Rowing Championships.

One of the early rockets produced this strange cloud that survived the entire display.

25 September 2019 - 16:40:39

This is the second ship through. Two crew - sitting in tandem - very exciting to watch. If you like that sort of thing, as I do.

25 September 2019 - 16:40:38

Not the lowest ever fly-through, but low enough.  It's maximum speed is just over 180 mph. Safe to say, they are not doing that here.

25 September 2019 - 16:40:40

The first Apache to arrive - looking like a dragonfly (but that name was taken for a helicopter years ago).

25 September 2019 - 16:41:15

And just to prove there were two of them - here they are in the same frame, heading up river.

20 September 2019 - 11:25:32

It's been rough out there in the river this week.

21 September 2019 - 08:00:48

Windo's back. But then, he's never really been away.  And no one is going to make him.

21 September 2019 - 07:18:21

A long time since I did one of these. That's the sun rising on Saturday the 21st September 2019. On 22nd of December (Winter Solstice) it will pop up at the extreme right hand edge of this pic. And next June 24th - mid-summer's day - at the extreme left hand edge of the frame.