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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


Tuesday 18th January 2022 - 9.00am

The first TVFTDO update of the New Year is finally here.

A couple of gems from the first few weeks of the year (if I may say so myself).

See if you can better the sheep caption.

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

See all of this years albums here.

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

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

5 January 2022 - 13:33:14

This shot of sheep feeding above Waterhead Creek has led to an informal caption competion.

The initial winner was Susie with "The Train of Bites"

Although that does require knowledge of the local December entertainment "The Train of Lights".

So I will still show off my entry......"The Sheepshank Replenishment."


5 January 2022 - 08:19:48

Yes, yes, yet another sunrise over the mouth of the river Dart.


11 January 2022 - 08:29:43

This sight lasted just two minutes. Sun shining through the thin mist in the rivermouth of the river Dart.

After that it was a grey old morning.

11 January 2022 - 14:28:12

The picket boat replacements have been out and about. Known as OTB's which stands for Officer Training Boat they usually poodle in and out of the river. A mate and I were wondering if they could 'get up on the plane' and the question was soon answered: at least one of them can.

These boats are 15 metre Sea Class vessels manufactured by ATLAS Elektronik UK

11 January 2022 - 14:28:17

Not only can these OTB's get 'up on the plane', but they can stop pretty darn quickly too.

11 January 2022 - 14:30:13

They can also get friendly. Although in certain circumstances this might be seen as being extremely unfriendly.

11 January 2022 - 14:49:38

Usually the Daymark's magic disappearing trick is from the top down.

Here it can be seen practicing it's bottom up invisibility cloak routine.

4 January 2022 - 11:37:58

Thanks to spotter Lynn who alerted me to a flock of gannets feeding in the mouth of the river.

Actually, there are quite a few collective nouns for gannets .

Known variously as a company, a gannetry or, and clearly this is the one we will use.....a plunging of gannets.

7 January 2022 - 11:36:44

Major railtrack works at the level crossing in Darthaven Marina.

Ten days later, they are still there.



12 January 2022 - 10:54:04

Finally the last of the Noss Marina buildings has come down.

17 January 2022 - 11:18:59

And in no time, another building springs up.

17 January 2022 - 16:22:36

That's some high wire balancing act. January's full moon lines up a cracking act.

Not that the sheep were impressed.

11 January 2022 - 08:31:48

And the collective noun for cormorants ?

A flight of cormorants.

Apt. And very, very obvious.

7 January 2022 - 09:07:52

Lots of building deliveries are done from the river and Warfleet Creek gets more that its fair share.

This workboat MC-1 was carring some railings.

Whilst it looks like the swimmer if waving a fist, the boat had slowed down a long way before.

So, it's probably a wave of thanks.