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


Thursday 23rd September 2021 - 11.50pm

It's been Spitfire fortnight. If you have the cash, you can take a ride in the 1944 G-ILDA Spitfire.

And many of those that did this week, opted for a Dartmouth flypast.

Earlier in the month the Tour of Britain passed through town. A challenge to snap from Above Town

Much more to see inluding moonrises, Barney Rubble the builder and parallel parking

Loads of pix inside the August album.  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.

15 September 2021 - 15:44:17

I tried to snap every single flyover, therefore the September album is full of Spit pix.

This is the closest front end on shot of G-ILDA.

28 August 2021 - 17:06:44

Flyboarder James Prestwood took a dive at this year's Dartmouth Regatta.

He also took the place by storm. A great display.

27 August 2021 - 18:21:43

No major air displays any more, but a flypast by the Red Arrows and this Spitfire certainly stirred the spirits.

27 August 2021 - 18:21:43

It's one of the Battle of Britaon Memorail Flight Spitfires in desert camoflage (MK356)

27 August 2021 - 22:30:33

Two firework displays for Regatta - the first was held in the grounds of BRNC.

28 August 2021 - 12:24:27

Some of us were lucky to see some exceptionakl air displays. Of a natural kind.

This buzzard hovered overhead for almostr a minute. Wings flappig, but that head was stock still.

27 August 2021 - 18:55:36

Just one quick upriver flyp[ast from teh Red Arrows.

I reminder of what used to be.

27 August 2021 - 20:41:54

This is the rather flambyant Superyacht Ithaka travelling in for another visit to Dartmouth.

With a mass of deck lights and the underwater lamps on, they really weren't flying under the radar.

  

20 September 2021 - 11:06:15

For nearly two weeks us good folk of Dartmouth and Kingswear have been the lucky recipients of almost daily flypasts from this 1944 Spitfiire G-ILDA.

The two seater aircraft has been based at Exeter airport where, for a decent sum of money, you can buy a half hour (or longer) pleasure flight aboard the wonderful sounding aircraft. And if you can afford an hour long trip there's some acrobatics thrown in.

Above you can see G-ILDA execute a loop ending in this vertical dive. Exciting to watch. Probably sensational to experience.

By the way, the sequence at the top runs from right to left.

22 September 2021 - 14:42:38

Slight concern on one flyover, the port undercarriage had not retracted fully.

Clearly it was no real problem as the aircraft was back over Dartmouth later the same afternoon.

6 September 2021 - 12:27:32

The 2021 Tour of Britain Cycle race passed through Dartmouth once again.

Quite a challenge to shoot under TVFTDO rules (every pic is shot from our property).

But luckily we have scaffolding all over our house and from the very top I could see the main pelaton arrive along the Embankment.

6 September 2021 - 12:24:54

And looking the other way there was this small gap at the top of South Town just before it meets Above Town and Swannaton Road.

This is the leading pack of five, plus one of the motorbike TV camera crews.

The TV commentary was not just complimentary about Dartmouth. It was positively gushing. Expect lots of cyclist visitors next year.

21 September 2021 - 20:09:51

Moment before moonrise this week. Over Kingswear.


21 September 2021 - 20:09:51

Moments after moonrise.

23 September 2021 - 12:56:36

There's a new house being built high up in Kingswear. Well, another replacement house.

Some of the stonework has been completed on the river facing elevation.

Not so much Devon stone, more Flintstone. Perhaps the builder was Barney Rubble?

14 September 2021 - 00:12:43

Dart RNLI had a late night shout, called to a boat moored in the centre of the river .

The casualty ended up being taken to the Kingswear shore to be met by a Devon ambulance crew.

Full details onthe RNLI website: http://www.dartlifeboat.org.uk/launches-detail.php?Medevac-in-Dartmouth-Harbour.-10642

6 September 2021 - 07:21:39

Some eerie misty starts to the mornings this month.

You can't beat a bit of sun trying to shine through the mist.

5 September 2021 - 22:44:11

Meanwhile, the previous night, tall ship Tenacious looked exceptionally spooky in the late night haze.

14 September 2021 - 08:02:31

Kingswear sees quite a few day trips from steam loco speciials throughout the season. But this one is unusual....the trip started in Kingswear.

Steam enthuiasts were up early for the 8am departure to Cardiff aboard the Royal Scot locomotive, number 46100.

7 September 2021 - 18:07:52

Somehow, I doubt that they'll be able to call out Autoglass to fix that. Motor vessel Gabrielle arrived in town minus one half of its split windscreenafter it shattered as they passed Start Point. That's Rob at the helm (we met nearly fifty years ago).

14 September 2021 - 15:11:01

In the middle of nowhere (a field above Inverdart) a crew from Western Power try to address their current problem.

14 September 2021 - 15:11:01

Cruise ship Hewbridean Sky was our last cruise ship visit of the season and the crew did like to park their rib tenders neatly.

Here they demonstrate parallel parking.

21 August 2021 - 09:09:26

Whilst last month, the crew of sister ship Island Sky opted for parking in series.

This is yet another current joke. Or maybe, in marine terms, a tidal joke.

10 September 2021 - 20:56:19

Sailing yacht Louise was in.At night she really stood out in the harbour.

12 September 2021 - 10:38:04

On a wing and a prayer mat. And with a hair dryer for power.

A parasailer passses over Kingswear.

14 September 2021 - 23:07:40

It was a late night arrivak back in Kingswear for the Royal Scot. It was an even later shunting operation to get the engine in the right place for the morning. Not a great snap, but atmospheric.

20 September 2021 - 12:59:33

Paddle Boarding is very much the thing right now, with a number of people intown offering outings and tuition.

I'mprobably not 100% accurate, but could this be a Le Man start for a race ?

11 September 2021 - 21:29:49

One of the first big evenng events at RDYC since March last year.

The music suggested it was a wedding. Looked that way.

14 September 2021 - 18:39:35

The entire valley has been a cacophony of builders noise. Not least this site's rock breaking gear.

All very well, these things have to be done. But at 6.30pm ?