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 14th July 2022 - 11.30am

Take your pick: the arrival of the new lifeboat or perhaps the fantastic parade of classic sail

But my favourite ? That's a knotty question. View on.

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Remember - every snap is taken from one house in Above Town.

TVFTDO is a unique record of life in, on, around and above the wonderful river Dart.

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Big congratulatons to you for wading through this entire front page.

If you want to delve deeper take a look inside, there are thousands of snaps here.

I'm still reassembling the site following a major software update, but there's still plenty of years of pix to be seen.

Head to the top of the page and surf.

2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 are completed years -  along with 2010. Not all are captioned yet I must warn. The rest will be added over time.

16 June 2022 - 18:34:58

The sun is shining so over on Hillhead they're making hay.

16 June 2022 - 07:20:47

First making, then destroying pretty patterns whilst they're at it.

Who knew haymaking was artistic ?

11 June 2022 - 13:39:13

Steam loco Britannia (number 70000 as you can see) popped in last Saturday.

Don't worry if you missed it, it's coming back most weekends until September.

14 June 2022 - 08:45:59

Over on the Kingswear shore this guy was painting the town.....black.

Red roofs in the sunshine. Soon to be sprayed to match the house.

16 June 2022 - 11:37:58

And here it is completed. The red tiles did glare a bit much. Black is better.

7 June 2022 - 14:48:19

Sunsets are all very well. But for me a good textured mist is hard to beat.

9 June 2022 - 04:53:43

A  very corny sunrise.

But we still wouldn't want to be without one. Even at 5am.

10 June 2022 - 14:25:09

It looks to be a tricky landing for the Devon Air Ambulance. But it's all a matter of perspective.

And from our perspective Coronation Park appears to be a miniature landing zone.

Thankfully that's not actually the case.

17 June 2022 - 14:28:33

The Higher Ferry is undergoing maintenance - fitting new bow thrusters I've been told.

16 June 2022 - 11:20:28

The Daymark conveniently provides a backdrop for any number of low flying aircraft.

This is Royal Navy Wildcat ZZ514 providing an extra bit of heat haze to distort the Kingswear tower.

14 June 2022 - 07:47:01

The rather beautiful classic yacht Cynthia (sail number 223) heading out of Dartmouth for an early sail.

11 June 2022 - 16:37:52

With buzzards and kestrels overhead it's easy to forget the closer wildlife.

This squirrelly chap sat on our garden fence enjoying the view. Like you do.

12 June 2022 - 17:22:22

A contender for the smallest craft on the river.

And an almost certain winner of smallest outboard feasible anywhere.

12 July 2022 - 18:44:08

I'm fascinated by these guys and how they moor a cruise ship. Turns out it's with a huge knot.

These are two of the Dart Harbour crew tasked with tying up cruise ship Hebridean Princess to the mainstream buoys for its visit this week.

The line (rope) is massive which is what makes the knot so huge.

It's not one I learned at Scouts. More pix to be seen in the July album. Click the pic.



9 July 2022 - 16:53:27

Dart RNLI have earned a replacement Atlantic class Inshore LifeBoat. Out goes the Norma Ethel Vinall and in come the Frank C Samworth.

It's the middle of the three similar looking boats and the crew had driven it along the coast from Poole to a great and noisy welcome in Dart Harbour.

9 July 2022 - 16:59:44

The Fire Brigade provided a very wet arch and just about every active boat used its horn.

Mind you, in the centre of the river was a superyacht A2. Now its horn could be heard in Halifax. In Canada.

As ever, more pix inside the July album - click the pic.

10 July 2022 - 10:51:05

The Classic Channel Regatta returned to Dartmouth after the inevitable COVID sojourn. A simply fantastic parade of sail on the Sunday morning preceded racing out in the bay. Fabulous it was. Utterly fabulous.

As ever, loads more pix inside the July album - click the pic.

10 July 2022 - 10:38:13

Obviously the craft were more grouped together as they queued to begin their parade.

11 July 2022 - 08:59:09

Racing in teh bay continued on teh Monday, here's Lulotte leading the flotilla out.

12 July 2022 - 19:44:05

We've had lots of days WACITS (without-a-cloud-in-the-sky) but some of the clouds have been pretty spectacular anyway.

12 July 2022 - 22:12:50

This is cruise ship Hebridean Princess. A modest little craft....in size. But not too many ships have a brick wall with fireplace.

The ship arrived about six pm on Tuesday and departed 24 hours later. The first cruise ship overnighter for quite a while.

As ever, more pix inside the July album - click the pic.

11 July 2022 - 16:23:14

Even away from the Classic Channel Regatta racing there was a lot of fun being had by the crews.

8 July 2022 - 08:32:49

47 metre long superyacht A2 glided into port carrying these two covered craft.


8 July 2022 - 15:17:45

No real surprise, they were the big ships little runarounds seen here tethered off each side of A2.

9 July 2022 - 02:54:20

And if you want to see A2 itself, here it is during one of its overnight stays.

As ever, more pix inside the July album - click the pic.

6 July 2022 - 08:37:34

And a welcome back to another unusual craft. It's MarySlim, a VSV (Very Slim Vessel, did you need to ask?).

I first shot it in 2009. And last in 2017.

9 July 2022 - 14:51:56

And what was happening in the air?

Those buzzards do annoy. On this run it was upsetting some gulls and some crows.

4 July 2022 - 15:08:51

A routine flyby from the coastguard.

6 July 2022 - 14:39:51

A less than routine flyby from this Royal Navy Merlin (ZH828) as it passes behind BRNC heading down Old Mill Creek.

23 June 2022 - 15:29:26

AN unusual and low flypast from this sizeable chappie. it's RAF Atlas  ZM417) seen here coing in over Gallants Bower.

More pix to be found in the June album - just click the pic.