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


Sunday 31st October 2021 - 11.30am

No one great event to show you this month. But a decent selection none the less.

There's a few sunrises, all unusual. Plus a matching moonrise.

Construction updates, sea wall repairs. And the arrival of sooper dooper fast broadband.

Pontoons head off for their hols. Birdies sing their hearts out.

Loads more pix inside the September album.  And hundreds to see in the August album here.

Have a delve through last year's monthly albums. See them here

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

16 October 2021 - 22:44:23

The second RNLI call out in a week for reports of people in trouble in the river late at night. This alert turned out to be a man on the Kingswear shore calling to his girlfriend on the other side. Both lifeboats attended both incidents.

The gentleman concerned in this case was handed over to the police for a word in his shell-like.

1 October 2021 - 09:12:36

It's a colour snap. Not that you would know it.

One of those black and white grey days when it's best to stay in.

25 October 2021 - 14:37:16

No apologies for yet another seal pic.

And yet another hire boat drive by.

7 October 2021 - 12:17:01

Once in a while one of the seals ventures over to our side of the river. This one is imediately below us, hence there's a bit more detail on view. You can almost see the whites of its eyes.

9 October 2021 - 07:48:39

Every sunrise is different. This one especially so.

The sun popped up over the horizon just as the mist cleared a path through.

6 October 2021 - 13:18:34

The sea wall defences underneath RDYC were in need of repair. Acroprops kept things in place whilst the crew got cementing.

28 October 2021 - 11:42:19

Exciting for some, me included. This is some fibre optic cable laying on the road in Above Town and soon to be drawn through the culverts underneath. Yes, Fibre To the Premises is coming to Dartmouth sometime soon.

30 October 2021 - 15:50:13

You'll have seen a few double rainbows here on TVFTDO previously.

Difficult to resist taking yet another one, when it's as good as this.

8 October 2021 - 09:56:27

This little robin was singing his little heart out atop one of the houses in front.

He's probably telling his mate about the poor state of the ridge tiles.

17 October 2021 - 08:36:01                                                                            17 October 2021 - 18:53:33

Just ten hours apart. Sunrise on the left, moonrise on the right.

It's like they were chasing each other

11 October 2021 - 18:50:05

This was more an exercise to see if I could snap anything in the gloom of an October night. It's a yacht called Hendricks being motored in to Darthaven marina. There's a couple more snaps inside of the lorry traversing the banjo in Kingswear.

29 October 2021 - 11:31:34

It's that time of year again. When the RDYC pontoons head off for their winter holidays in Waterhead Creek.

The season is officially over.

14 October 2021 - 10:06:29

Some morning the light hits our railing just right and a mass of cobwebs are revealed.

This is just one of about twenty that were strung along our front wall.

Apparently you can find the web on anything. Or is it anything on the web ?

16 October 2021 - 12:20:00

Aided and abetted by fins and flippers and snorkel, this wild water swimmer raced along the Kingswear shore.

12 October 2021 - 15:14:33

Obviously a dodgy lot. Probably from Hampshire. Maybe Arlesford.

It's my cousin posing with his family for a group shot. Instructions to smile were received by mobile phone.

6 October 2021 - 07:18:22

Yes, yet another sunrise.

Worthwhile though.


29 October 2021 - 17:13:14

Construction update:

Masses of building work all over the place.  One of the sites down on Castle Road, Dartmouth is finally starting to come out of the ground.

It'll soon be time for a concrete pour.

26 October 2021 - 09:17:19

Construction update:

I was a bit rude about the stone work on this place last month. So no more criticism.

But it's not modest is it ?

14 October 2021 - 11:23:11

No two ways about it. That's a harbour.

8 October 2021 - 14:01:14

Construction update:

The little pink cottage that used to sit at the entrance to Warfleet Creek has been demolished is being replaced

Just occasionally we can see work going on as the sea (river?) wall is built.

23 October 2021 - 21:28:01

Brixham registered fishing vessel Spirited Lady II came in late with lights ablazing and then rafted up alongside the Kingswear ferry (which wasn't operating). Both facts are unusual, but I know no more. Fishing boat was gone by morning.

31 October 2021 - 07:48:29

The clocks changed and still I was up too early. Whilst it wasn't a storm as such, the waves were breaking rough all around Kingswear Castle.

It was getting a pretty pounding. Made prettier by this time exposure.

23 October 2021 - 20:38:17

We were away for most of Dartmouth Food Festival which by all accounts was a resounding success.

My only snap of the event was this Saturday night shot.


1 October 2021 - 09:12:36

This small but perfectly formed fishing boat, the Salcombe registered Terry David seemed to operate out of Dartmouth for a couple of days.

Small but perfectly formed ? So explain how that guy fits in the cabin ?

20 October 2021 - 08:19:45

A rare full house over on the commercial fishing pontoon.

Probably means a storms a-brewing.