06 February 2020 - 09-49-26
Royal Navy Merlin ZH826 from RNAS Culdrose passing upriver at Dartmouth as seen from TVFTDO by (and copyright of) David Bown
11 February 2020 - 22-32-53
Moonrise over the Daymark (Kingswear). Shot on an iPhone which can handle the extremes of light. Not as sharp as a Nikon though.
#Moonrise #Daymark #Kingswear
12 February 2020 - 07-50-22
This sunrise over the Dart river mouth is shot on my Nikon D7100. Contrast it with the next pic.
12 February 2020 - 07-56-49
This is shot on an iPhone 11 (a Pro with the three lenses) More texture, but not as sharp. But certainly quite creditable.
12 February 2020 - 11-40-46
A frequent visitor to the patch of sky between Dartmouth and Kingswear, G-AZJV is a privately owned Reims-Cessna F172L Skyhawk
12 February 2020 - 13-05-24
Vehicle carrier Marguerite Ace looking huge but actually just the usual 199.99m long, travelling from Barcelona to Zeebrugge.
12 February 2020 - 14-01-58
An unusual spot for workmen, at the far end of the Kittery Court garden. On the shore, of course.
12 February 2020 - 14-59-08
A rapid downriver flypast from Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter ZZ518
12 February 2020 - 14-59-10
Always good to get the Daymark as backdrop for a flypast. This one by Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter ZZ518.
13 February 2020 - 10-22-02
A full Hitchcock of gulls on the river today. None seemed to be feeding, so possibly weather related.
13 February 2020 - 12-16-12
Dartmouth construction - Warfleet's Castle Road to be precise. Demolition now over, the earthworks are being prepared at One Gun Point.
13 February 2020 - 12-19-35
It's a very sweet little boat house, the one with the blue door. And now it's getting a new set of steps to the beach.
13 February 2020 - 12-22-09
Construction continues in Kingswear on the property called Mayflower Waters. It's a big number.
13 February 2020 - 13-50-31
Kingswear's sweet little boat house, the one with the blue door. And its new steps. Galvanized I assume.
13 February 2020 - 13-52-54
"Freight train, freight train, run so fast".
Well, perhaps not in this case. Still Titan (D2192 ) does his best.
13 February 2020 - 15-24-15
Dartmouth i being double crossed !
On the right, in the lead is 90m cargo ship Peak Bremen heading for Waterford. Bringing up the rear is cargo ship Wilson Holla (1 metre shorter) off to Ellesmere Port.
14 February 2020 - 08-11-54
Still experimenting with the iPhone. Whilst it catches the variance of shade pretty good it does tend to over-saturate the more nuanced colours. And I hate over-saturation. Anyway, this is a gentle sunrise out to sea from Dartmouth.
14 February 2020 - 08-54-15
Nope, that is just too high for me.
There's enough scaffolding visible in Kingswear right now to get us to the Space Station. Now that would save on rocket fuel.
14 February 2020 - 08-57-31
If they had extended it out over the river, Red Bull could have held a high diving competition.
14 February 2020 - 08-57-54
Okay, shall we take a bet - how long until the scaffolding comes down ? Three months? Six months ? Any advance on six months ?
14 February 2020 - 09-40-34
Meanwhile on the Dartmouth side of the river Dart the demolition continues on the riverside.
15 February 2020 - 12-58-44
Through the mist murkily. New Dartmouth Steam Railway loco Omaha reverses off to Churston. And Paignton.
16 February 2020 - 08-59-16
The river Dart is a river of many colours. Today, at Dartmouth, that colour is brown.
16 February 2020 - 08-59-34
Brown, brown, brown. The river Dart today.
Thank you Storm Dennis. Thank you very much.
16 February 2020 - 10-49-40
Storm or no storm, Dart RNLI crew have to train, all the better to handle the rough stuff when needed. Here's the Atlantic 75 B Class ILB heading out at speed.
16 February 2020 - 11-52-07
And here's the Dart RNLI ILB (inshore lifeboat) heading back in. Yep, that river Dart is still brown.
16 February 2020 - 14-37-08
No other word for it. It's brown.
16 February 2020 - 14-37-47
Not even khaki or beige. Nope, the River Dart at Dartmouth, this week is....brown.
16 February 2020 - 14-38-36
s long as it doesn't get to be known as Dartmouth Brown. This town ain't brown. It's just that the river is. Occasionally.
17 February 2020 - 07-41-54
A delayed sunrise over the mouth of the river Dart. Delayed due to cloud. Nogreat surprise there then.
17 February 2020 - 07-45-27
Someone has stepped out of line here. The Navy picket boats head out on a training exercise. It does seem that following in a straight line is way harder than you might think.
17 February 2020 - 08-43-17
Twins. The Dartmouth Lower Ferry Hauley tugs together. Well two of the three. I think it is Hauley IV closest to us. Definitely Hauley V attached.
#DartmouthLowerFerrytugs #HauleyV #HaukeyIV
17 February 2020 - 08-46-16
It looks to malice Hauley V has had a bit of a spruce up. The Dartmouth Lower Ferry tug getting a bit of a makeover.
17 February 2020 - 16-16-25
Dartmouth Steam Railway's new loco Omaha heads backwards to Paignton.
18 February 2020 - 08-12-18
Way out in the distance is 211m long Ro-Ro/container carrier called Grand Benin travelling from Le Havre to Dakar in sunny Senegal.
18 February 2020 - 13-29-18
Still dredging it all up at Noss on Dart. The new lengthen jetties will be placed heading towards us. Quite a way towards us.
18 February 2020 - 20-08-43
Dartmouth Steam Railway's new loco the Omaha has a night out. An evening charity trip for Rowcroft Hospice I understand.
19 February 2020 - 08-32-33
That's a long way up. I have frequently said I am going to come back in my next life as a scaffold company owner. But most definitely not as the man what puts it up.
19 February 2020 - 11-00-02
Normal Navy training of this type on the river involves high speed chases and lots of shooting. This was the slowest speed chase we have seen in Dartmouth but it came with...lots of shouting.
19 February 2020 - 11-02-24
The little white cabin cruiser was trying to s=escape the picket boat which soon let its whaler sidekick loose. The 'villain' was soon tied alongside.
19 February 2020 - 11-11-04
The shouting was loud but not so intelligible. Might they have been pretending there was a virus outbreak?
#NavyPicketBoats #NavyLeadershipTraining #virustraining
19 February 2020 - 11-12-56
Fleet Leader, a 127m Ro-Ro cargo ship is disappearing behind the headland on its way to Messolongi (in Greece). It set off from Emden. On the river Ems in Germany, of course.
19 February 2020 - 15-18-31
The Dartmouth Steam Railway isn't all about passengers. There's maintenance to be done too.
20 February 2020 - 11-32-07
That's a deep hole being dug over on the riverside of Castle Road.
20 February 2020 - 15-34-23
So there WAS a cloud in the sky over Kingswear.
20 February 2020 - 15-37-04
Enough of the foliage has gone that you can see much f the inclined 'railway' used to get supplies down to Inverdart Boathouse.
20 February 2020 - 15-38-05
Here you can see just how high (and therefore long) the 'railway' is above Inverdart Boathouse.
21 February 2020 - 12-19-17
Flying in upriver a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter ZH842 from Culdrose.
21 February 2020 - 12-19-22
Royal Navy Merlin helicopter ZH842 flew upriver and did a couple of circles of BRNC. It's from RNAS Culdrose.
21 February 2020 - 12-20-11
Unusual pass over the rear of BRNC for Royal Navy Merlin helicopter ZH842
21 February 2020 - 14-22-02
There's a new loco in town, the Omaha. Built in the States in 1943 and restored last year.
21 February 2020 - 14-22-41
Built at Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone, Philadelphia in 1943. It's a 160 Class USATC. And looks fantastic.
21 February 2020 - 14-23-55
Spot the digger.
The second digger !
Down on Castle Road the builders appear to have buried some of their machinery.
22 February 2020 - 18-56-33
An overnight stay on the town jetty for fishing boat Spirited Lady III of Southampton. I wish it had stayed still long enough for me to get a sharp snap.
23 February 2020 - 16-43-15
In the appalling weather of this week, this is a rather unusual sight. A yacht. Sailing. It was going upriver but even raised its foresail soon after this. Called Hocus Pocus. And it's in focus. Thijs van Leer and Jan Ackerman will be so pleased.
24 February 2020 - 17-53-34
Strange light. And I still don't know for certain if this house atop Kingswear was reflecting a sunset. If it was, no other house was. My only other alternative.....film lights inside.
25 February 2020 - 16-13-23
Almost an anvil cloud over the Kingswear headland.
25 February 2020 - 17-03-32
There's a storm a-coming. A hail storm. Just one of the many varieties of Dartmouth weather we enjoyed that day.
25 February 2020 - 17-03-48
Somewhere in the middle of that hailstorm is a rowing crew out practicing. Don't they have TVs?
25 February 2020 - 17-09-37
A very murky, yellow-y incomplete rainbow.
A rainbow none the less, and that river Dart certainly needs some colour. Other than brown.
26 February 2020 - 11-35-29
When brown becomes blue. The river Dart looks to finally be getting its proper colour back.
26 February 2020 - 13-28-23
Bulk carrier HC Natalia, all 107.5m of it, is going from Terneuzen in the Netherlands to Pasajes in Spain. Terneuzen is worth looking up on a map. It's almost part of Belgium.
26 February 2020 - 13-30-02
Three of the Royal Navy yachts Seahorse, Galahad and Martlet head out. Doesn't Galahad need a respray?
26 February 2020 - 13-31-09
They're moving Devon and earth over on Castle Road, in Dartmouth.
26 February 2020 - 15-18-05
Nice boat alert. A brief appearance for this little cruiser over from the Channel Islands. Called Bandida of Guernsey
26 February 2020 - 15-19-20
So Bandida of Guernsey popped into the port of Dartmouth and less than half an hour later popped out again.
26 February 2020 - 16-53-40
Flock to the Daymark. Would ewe believe it?
Okay enough of the puns. The sheep arranged themselves in profile just so I could snap 'em on the horizon.
#KingswearFarm #Daymark #DartmouthSheep
27 February 2020 - 08-24-43
HMS Trent, launched last year and possibly still on sea trials. It traversed up and down the coast. A 'batch 2 river patrol vessel (number P224). So now you know.
27 February 2020 - 11-55-28
Avoiding all 'Captain's Log' or 'Branch Office' jokes...it's one of the Dart Harbour Patrol crew clearing the river of debris.
27 February 2020 - 18-56-15
Dart RNLI launched this evening to assist the crew of a yacht in the harbour after the vessels mooring lines became trapped. It was a long way off and the sun wasn't shining ie, excuse the quality of the snap.
28 February 2020 - 09-06-10
The Lower Ferry tug Hauley IV had been tied up to the mainstream buoy for a while. Of course, as soon as I raised the camera, the slipped the lines and headed off.
29 February 2020 - 08-13-50
Container ship the Maersk Ohio, 292 metres long travelling from Norfolk, Virginia, USA to Antwerp, Belgium.
29 February 2020 - 08-45-58
A storm approaching from the north.
29 February 2020 - 08-46-29
And announced itself with the most astonishing gust of wind I've seen in the valley. It created almost a wall of water travelling downriver. It had reached the castles by the time I had got the camera up.
29 February 2020 - 08-46-40
If only I had caught it 30 seconds early, the full effect had diminished by this point. Still darn rough.
29 February 2020 - 08-47-28
It looks like two winds have met, one going down river and one coming in. Is that possible ?
29 February 2020 - 08-52-13
Meanwhile, the stalwart rowers of Dilly E had come through the blast. Once again, I missed the best bit. Clearly they had moved closer to the shore for shelter by this stage.
29 February 2020 - 14-03-33
General cargo vessel Arklow Venus (just 87m)heading for Ringaskiddy (it's near Cork) from Terneuzen in the Netherlands.
29 February 2020 - 16-42-33
A hail storm rainbow over Kingswear.