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 6th August 2020 - 11.30pm
We do like a Chinook to fly through. So we really love two of them flying through.
A superyacht returns.
See the paramedic pounce
The greediest buzzard
There's a Hercules and a very fast canoe (going slowly)
Do take a look at The Pick of TVFTDO.
Search and you will find it. Hint: try 'Special Pages"
23 July 2020 - 23:04:06
Even when there's no chance of seeing the comet (see below to actually see the comet) the views are good enough. Kingswear in the dark.
24 July 2020 - 14:50:41
It won't be long before there's a congestion charge down at half tide rock.
24 July 2020 - 08:43:45
Time for a pretty-pretty. Kingswear Castle in the mist. Will that do ?
23 July 2020 - 11:45:22
One of the Devon Air Ambulances flew through the valley. Looked like the pilot had to take action to avoid a bird strike. Or something like that..
17 July 2020 - 15:56:19
Part of the historic helicopter group, these are both former coastguard choppers on their way back from their tribute flight for RAF pilot Michael Lakey who won the George Medal for a daring rescue in the Orkneys. Look it up. Makes sobering reading. On the left in the pic is a Sea King. Rare, but as you can see from the pic above this one, there are some around. But on the right is a Whirlwind. As old as me (63). Amazing.
23 July 2020 - 15:02:07
HeliOperations Sea King XV166 flew through decently low. They have named the helicopter Dara. As the inscription on the side says:
"Dara Banríon na spéartha" - translated: Dara, Queen of the Skies. Dara Fitzpatrick was the Irish Coast Guard’s most senior helicopter search and rescue pilot. She lost her life in March 2017 whilst Captain of the Irish Coast Guard Dublin-based Rescue 116 helicopter.
16 July 2020 - 08:15:20 23 July 2020 - 14:51:25
Kingswear, on the other hand continues to be Demolition village. This is / was Cherry Trees. The latest house to get the chop.
21 July 2020 - 00:21:15
A night shot of the three craft plus two extras. Moored right behind Fjaella is Spirit of Conrad. Sorry, don't know the one in front of Ithaka.
20 July 2020 - 15:27:12
Wood for the polishing of. And lots of it. What a beauty.
20 July 2020 - 15:28:31
Here's three more. Clockwise from top left is Ithaka, a brand spanking new Princess X95 craft. Then the sailing yacht is Seabiscuit and in the foreground, probably the star of the show is Fjaella. Look at the pic below. Or click any pic and see the many. many more pix inside.
26 July 2020 - 09:22:37
Dartmouth seems to becoming superyacht city. Half a dozen vessels that fit that description have been in during the past week.
This is the Virginian, a 62 metre long floating luxury guest house arriving Sunday morning.
26 July 2020 - 09:03:06
Fast becoming a river Dart favourite. This is the elegant Eleanor Mary. I wonder if she is aboard?
22 July 2020 - 15:11:31
The whoosh is just about enough warning to rush outside and grab a shot. This fast moving critter is an RAF Hawk (number ZK021) from RAF Valley
26 July 2020 - 21:30:05
I do like to attempt a decent night shot of a superyacht.
This possibly qualifies - as a decent shot. It's Virginian, built in 1990 by Feadship but it has been refitted a number of times since then.
26 July 2020 - 23:17:59
Superyacht Virginian, owned by the Bamford family (of JCB tractors fame) arrived in Dartmouth one Sunday and stayed overnight.
6 August 2020 - 23:06:46
Superyacht Virginian has returned to Dartmouth after a little sojourn down the coast to Fowey and beyond.
There's a very similar pic to this further down the page from its earlier visit.
I just like to keep on improving, and yes, this is an improvement.
29 July 2020 - 21:59:44
No need to be surprised, it is the holidays. But, my, isn't Kingswear all lit up?
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After banking round the Daymark, Hercules headed up the coast. It only looked like it was crashing from our perspective.
30 July 2020 - 10:53:37
This RAF Hercules (ZH865) traversed across the river and banked around the Daymark.
Very quiet. Quite slow. And rather impressive.
3 August 2020 - 10:12:59
An rather ordinary Dartmouth lockdown morning.
27 July 2020 - 20:49:03
Giant Haystacks was in the limelight. Simply writing that takes me back to the Saturday afternoons of my childhood.
"Two falls, one submission or a technical knockout."
29 July 2020 - 18:22:14
Superyacht SeaBiscuit returned. Never mind the quality, feel the width.
30 July 2020 - 12:16:47
The buzzards who live in tthe trees behind us on Dyers Hill are coming down lower and lower.
And appear to be getting greedier and greedier.
3 August 2020 - 12:00:40 3 August 2020 - 12:02:27
Passengers eh ?
3 August 2020 - 10:12:59
The Dart RNLI Atlantic lifeboat crew were called out to an injured boat passenger.
The unusual dismount is to be known fromnow on as the 'paramedic pounce'. A big hand for Haydn please.
30 July 2020 - 12:23:30
I will soon have to open up an album of 'unusual craft'. Here's a kayak with a water jet motor on the back. Made by Mokai.
Probably goes up rapids as well as down.
4 August 2020 - 15:48:49
They can be heard minutes before they fly into view. RAF Chinooks ZH704 and ZH891 have flown down from Odiham (that's in Hampshire).
Who needs a Dartmouth Regatta Air Display ?