02 January 2020 - 14-47-22
Lots of empty spaces at Darthaven as they repair and replace some of the pontoons. But what is going on below Dart Harbour's Hoodown shed...?
02 January 2020 - 14-47-52
It's anchors a-weigh. That's a darn big anchor too.
02 January 2020 - 14-48-25
See, I told you so. The anchor is twice the height of the Dart Harbour guy alongside. It's probably more than twice his weight though.
03 January 2020 - 08-11-18
That'll be the view out to sea.
04 January 2020 - 08-39-41
Same thing, a day later - the view out to sea. Oh and a sunrise over Gallants Bower.
04 January 2020 - 14-43-40
Private helicopter G-BIOA buzzed by.
04 January 2020 - 14-43-56.
A regular fly-byer the pilot of private helicopter G-BIOA seems to like to bring the passengers for a decko at Dartmouth.
04 January 2020 - 14-44-00
Not terribly fuel efficient, if it were I guess most of us would like to travel this way.
04 January 2020 - 15-52-59
This lifeboat came in a moored up at the Dart Marina. Very unusual. But then again it comes from Barry Docks. So yes, rather unusual. Called Inner Wheel II in case you wondered.
05 January 2020 - 12-47-28
It is very disconcerting when an smartphone can produce a picture as detailed as this. My new iPhone 11 seems to find detail in clouds that my Nikon does not.
06 January 2020 - 09-41-06
This is a training exercise for the Torbay LifeBoat.
Not a calm day.
06 January 2020 - 09-49-50.
It was more sheltered in our harbour where they spent an hour or so manouvering beside Kingswear Castle
06 January 2020 - 10-07-28.
Difficult to know whet they were going exactly. Probably just trying to stay steady.
08 January 2020 - 08-48-31
A vert subtle start to the day. Awaiting the day when the sun actually rises over the sea.
08 January 2020 - 08-50-40
Just a few minutes later, the warmer colour is showing through. Or is it the iPhone (this pic shot on an iPhone 11 Pro) handling the colour spectrum better?
08 January 2020 - 15-23-24
Looks a bit oily for a wood fire. ie, probably a deliberate burn over above the Hoodown woods.
08 January 2020 - 23-23-22
Another iPhone shot. It's not that it takes better pictures than the Nikon. It's just that it's easier to take better pix. This would need a tripod and remote release on an SLR. In night mode, the iPhone can be hand held.
09 January 2020 - 09-39-25
Skylight ? Or roof repair access point ?
Still, it's a handy view for a handyman.
09 January 2020 - 10-34-58
It's about time we returned to the renovation of this house. A massive extension, below around and to the side of the original house. Which was pretty unattractive, so hopefully n improvement.
09 January 2020 - 12-29-43
There will be a reason why the gulls sometimes simply float and other times they perch atop a useful rock. I'll ask them.
09 January 2020 - 12-31-15.
Early morning mist over Kingswear's headland. Yep, it's the iPhone once more. And it displays the line between mist and horizon rather will.
09 January 2020 - 12-59-32
A short but sharp bit of a rainbow. Apparently the crock of gold is in the Royal Dart (former) Hotel. I think not.
09 January 2020 - 16-23-10
A full moon rise over Kingswear.
09 January 2020 - 16-24-12
It's got a catchy little name The 349.65m long....Navios Usison container ship. Heading for Tangier (singular, it's not called Tangiers) from Antwerp. Did you know that you sail through the Netherlands to reach Antwerp ?
09 January 2020 - 21-51-14
That's the Gunfield (former) Hotel all lit up. An all too rare occurrence.
10 January 2020 - 14-27-54
An Agusta A109E private helicopter G-DVIP. A very smart little runaround. Operated by Castle Air Ltd.
10 January 2020 - 16-05-00
Coastguard helicopter G-MCGZ. It's a huge, huge, huge Sikorsky S-92A
10 January 2020 - 16-05-44.
The Coastguard Sikorsky makes a flyby of BRNC.
10 January 2020 - 16-46-44
A Wolf Moon . Also a Full Moon. And, it's also a penumbral lunar eclipse. So there you have it.
10 January 2020 - 16-48-07
Shall we stick to a Wolf Moon over Kingswear.
It probably does strange things to some strange people.
11 January 2020 - 14-00-26
It looked rough out there past Kingswear Castle. Still if they wanted to go, who's to stop 'em.
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For a while it looked like one ILB (Inshore LifeBoat) had to be rescued by the other.
But more likely it was a buddy buddy training exercise.
12 January 2020 - 10-35-17
The two Dart RNLI Inshore Lifeboats. D828 is the Dudley Jane and B795 is the Staines Whitfield
12 January 2020 - 19-16-45
Apparently it's that wolf moon again. Over and above the time share club on top of Kingswear.
15 January 2020 - 11-43-33
The Dartmouth Lower ferry tied up to one of the mainstream buoys. It's bound to be some sort of 'checks'. There's seven guys involved. And probably a clipboard somewhere.
15 January 2020 - 12-24-03
Il'l hazard a guess. Royal Navy, Duke class. But can anyone name it ?
15 January 2020 - 14-11-06
A Royal Navy Wildcat ZZ522. With almost perfect rotor blur. (photographically speaking, that is).
16 January 2020 - 08-48-35
Remember this house on Castle Road, Dartmouth ? You'll have to, it's gone now.
Called One Gun Point.
16 January 2020 - 13-20-51
Not all days were dull. Some were rather violent. Stormwise. Kingswear Castle is taking a hammering here.
17 January 2020 - 08-33-15
The calm after the storm. After a good night's rest, the storm calmed down.
Kingswear Castle as she prefers to be seen.
17 January 2020 - 08-35-22
Sorry, still experimenting with the iPhone. It does appear to capture the the more subtle elements of a sunrise. Particularly a Dartmouth sunrise.
17 January 2020 - 08-43-08
Well this didn't work. Thos two stanchions (the white poles) were in brilliant sunshine whilst the rest was all in heavy shade. Sadly it didn't translate too well to film. Or digital capture.
17 January 2020 - 15-41-19
Yep, one of them rainbow thingies. Surrounding Kingswear.
18 January 2020 - 08-46-02
A touch of early morning frost. Along with a smattering of early morning mist over Kingswear.
18 January 2020 - 10-14-18
Eeek, that'll be chilly. The enthusiastic crew of the gig Star out for a heart warming session on the river.
18 January 2020 - 10-17-22
The crew of gig Dilly E don't look over happy at the session. Probably the central heating isn't working too well.
18 January 2020 - 10-24-16
A crowd of Royal Navy officer cadets from BRNC come back in to the river on one of the high speed ribs. They'll have been out for a bit of a thrill ride. Or, more accurately, a toss around. If I am allowed to say that.
18 January 2020 - 10-25-13
Finishing touches to the latest place of sanctuary in Above Town. Some people call it a garage.
18 January 2020 - 10-30-06.
A visit to Dartmouth by HMS Tyne (P281). It's a River-class offshore patrol vessel. Entering the river Dart passing Kingswear Castle.
18 January 2020 - 10-30-22
The sun behaved and provided some decent illumination as HMS Tyne passes between Dartmouth and Kingswear Castles.
18 January 2020 - 10-32-14
All looking exceptionally calm and serene as HMS Tyne glides into the port of Dartmouth.
Interestingly in May 2018 the ship was decommissioned. And then recommissioned two month later. Brexit related.
18 January 2020 - 10-34-09
Maybe a few too many pix, but what the heck - HMS Tyne's stark lines against the beauty of Kingswear. What's not to like ?
18 January 2020 - 10-34-16
All reflecting well upon HMS Tyne as the patrol vessel arrives for a weekend visit to Dartmouth, Devon
18 January 2020 - 10-34-52
Patrol vessel HMS Tyne arrived in the river Dart to a glorious Dartmouth sunshine welcome as she passes Kingswear on the eastern bank.
18 January 2020 - 10-35-30
Officer ranks are apparently a class, and four feet apart from the crew aboard HMS Tyne.
18 January 2020 - 10-35-36
Two visible guns on the port side. Hardly howitzers. But possibly best not to argue.
18 January 2020 - 10-35-38
The crew have a lot of fishery protection work coming their way it would seem.
18 January 2020 - 10-36-28 HMS Tyne is one of three vessels in the Fishery Protection Squadron - way better known as the 'Cod Squad'.
18 January 2020 - 10-59-02
Dart Harbour's pilot boat crew assist the mooring.
18 January 2020 - 18-00-02.
As some of you know, I like shooting at night and luckily the river cooperated staying nice and still for this still life of HMS Tyne.
18 January 2020 - 18-01-39
Not exactly a moonlit nicht.
But digital cameras seem to find light from somewhere.
19 January 2020 - 09-53-28
A bit rare for January. A cloudless sky over Dartmouth. All for the visiting crew of HMS Tyne.
20 January 2020 - 07-34-31
A sunrise over the Daymark worth recording.
20 January 2020 - 07-37-35
The beautiful red reflection in the water is slightly stronger in the photo than it was to the eye. But all in all, not a bad sunrise.
20 January 2020 - 07-52-24
You will have noticed that there has been some distinctly dull days these past few weeks. But many of them started out in quite a different manner.
20 January 2020 - 08-27-39
A nice war, glow of the rising sun reflected in the windows of Kingswear.
20 January 2020 - 11-04-33.
One of the major projects over in Kingswear. Demolition and a complete rebuild. Just like next door.
20 January 2020 - 11-55-16
Devon and Cornwall Police helicopter G-DCPB passes over Dartmouth (it's a Eurocopter - EC145)
20 January 2020 - 11-55-44
The police helicopter heads of over Galmpton way.
20 January 2020 - 13-15-21
Crude Oil tanker Tahiti heading for Slagen in Norway. Looks to have a full tank. All 274.5 metres of tank.
20 January 2020 - 14-09-39
Lots of passing trade this month, but little of it was unusual. 'cept this barge being towed westwards.
20 January 2020 - 16-15-34
A French warship maybe ? Comment and discuss.
20 January 2020 - 22-52-22
From our vantage point, and with the aid of a long lens, plus with the river staying still long enough,
it was possible to almost see the captain's log on the bridge of HMS Tyne.
21 January 2020 - 08-02-14
This sunrise looks good close in, but look at the next shot - it's the dark skies around that make it.
21 January 2020 - 08-03-34
Grey skies...and a crimson horizon. It must be January in Dartmouth
21 January 2020 - 08-49-31
The morning mist clings to Kingswear like a comfort blanket.
21 January 2020 - 08-49-38
These morning mists along the river Dart are rather beautiful. Especially if you're not a resident of Kingswear.
21 January 2020 - 08-49-47
Preparing for departure. Doors to manual etc. HMS Tyne ends its weekend visit to Dartmouth.
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21 January 2020 - 08-50-20
Particularly clingy this particular morning. That mist does not want to leave Kingswear.
21 January 2020 - 08-52-49
Sunrise through the mist and trees atop Gallants Bower, overlooking Dartmouth.
21 January 2020 - 08-53-56
Still not certain which is the better of the two snaps. Backlit mist is real boon for a snapper. Once again, this mist is over Gallants Bower, due south of us.
21 January 2020 - 08-54-57
Here's the wider view showing that sun blitzing through the mist around the trees on Gallants Bower.
21 January 2020 - 08-55-29
Blues skies above, but somewhere over in Kingswear there's some people stuck in what they are probably calling fog.
21 January 2020 - 09-02-58
Somewhere off Newcomen Road in Dartmouth (as best as I can tell) there's a tin roof going on yet another property.
21 January 2020 - 09-03-11
Scaffolding. That's the business to be in. If the amount of construction in Dartmouth is anything to go by.
21 January 2020 - 09-03-39
Most people would be shivering. Not just because it's February.
21 January 2020 - 09-32-35
After its weekend visit HMS Tyne departs Dartmouth
21 January 2020 - 09-32-39
The wider view as HMS Tyne leaves the river Dart.
21 January 2020 - 09-33-35.
We even arranged some sunshine for the departure. One hopes the crew of HMS Tyne appreciate these sorts of things. Dartmouth doesn't do it for just anybody, you understand.
21 January 2020 - 09-33-42
Has that aft deck of HMS Tyne got enough space to land a helicopter ?
21 January 2020 - 09-37-05
One could argue that it's a shade over lit. Not that shade is the right word.
21 January 2020 - 09-37-14
HMS Tyne heads for the open sea.
21 January 2020 - 09-38-56
Passing between the castles, Kingswear and Dartmouth out goes HMS Tyne
21 January 2020 - 13-41-08
No where is HE heading ? Dartmouth Lower Ferry is offering a cross channel service ?
24 January 2020 - 13-54-15
The fourth house in as many years that we have seen demolished to make way for a more contemporary offering.
The house next door to this one has only just been completed. It's like Castle Road is becoming Construction City.
25 January 2020 - 10-33-34
Some major scaffolding going up on this riverside property - is it going to get a tin roof.
25 January 2020 - 12-55-10
They must be frozen. Sadly that still doesn't stop them coming.
25 January 2020 - 14-13-22
Bodies of dolphins wash up on the coast from time to time, but I believe this is the first one found in the harbour.
25 January 2020 - 14-13-24
Saturday afternoon, two men from Dart Harbour arrived to collect the body of the dolphin from the slipway beside RDYC
25 January 2020 - 14-13-58
The story, or at least a version of it ended up on a few national newspaper online sites. Fully accurate it was not.
25 January 2020 - 14-14-52
Apparently all mammals found washed up in the UK are sent to London Zoo for examination. No word yet on the result in this case.
25 January 2020 - 14-15-05
A very sad task for these Dart Harbour guys.
Collecting the body of a small dolphin that washed up on the slipway beside the Royal Dart Yacht Club.
26 January 2020 - 08-51-47(01)
Prepare yourselves for lots of photos of dolphins. They're a rare site in Dartmouth harbour so when they come they get snapped. A lot.
26 January 2020 - 09-02-37
It's difficult to describe, but seeing this, doesn't 'alf make you feel good.
26 January 2020 - 09-02-39(-1)
A bit of a guess, but there were probably at least thirty. One photo has eight on the surface so there would be more not visible at any given moment.
26 January 2020 - 09-02-39
Rather playful too. Many of the dolphins jumped clear of the water. A real Dartmouth delight.
26 January 2020 - 09-03-18
Dolphins in Dartmouth are not the easiest things to photograph. Anticipating where they might appear is quite an art. And I don't have it.
26 January 2020 - 09-07-42
A number of them were close to where the body was found the day before. Coincidence ?
26 January 2020 - 09-07-52
But strangely the last time (and only time that I have seen) that a pod of dolphins came into Dartmouth port was, 1 year and three days previous. Yes, on 23 January 2019.
26 January 2020 - 09-08-26
You can see here how close the dolphins got to the Lower Ferry on the Kingswear side.
26 January 2020 - 09-08-44
Donald the Dartmouth Dolphin
26 January 2020 - 09-08-58.
Daisy the Dartmouth Dolphin
26 January 2020 - 09-09-42
Denis the Dartmouth Dolphin
26 January 2020 - 09-09-
Duke and Doris the Dartmouth Dolphins
26 January 2020 - 09-09-47
....and the family. Heck, you try finding enough words for too many photos of dolphins. I'm running out.
26 January 2020 - 09-11-18
There is evidence of about ten dolphins in this one pic showing just how far into the port of Dartmouth the the pod of dolphins came.
26 January 2020 - 09-11-23
What a delight ! But was there a sad reason for this pod of dolphins to come into the river ? The day before the body of a small dolphin was found washed up on the slipway at the Royal Dart Yacht Club. Is it possible that this was his family coming to find him (or her) ? Note that these six above are right in front of us, in the harbour close to the Lower Ferry. An amazing sight for a Sunday morning
26 January 2020 - 09-16-11
They were somewhat less playful as they went to depart. It was a bit like they had been told off.
26 January 2020 - 09-25-06
Big old softie Wayne wanted to see the dolphins. He was too late. They were in the harbour for less than an hour.
27 January 2020 - 09-37-00
Meanwhile over on Castle Road, Dartmouth there's a rubble rouser. Not the most up to dat struck you'll see, but but seems to do the job just fine.
28 January 2020 - 07-37-38
We're off on holiday today. Just enough time to do one early morning snap before we leave. Kingswear in (almost) darkness.