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.
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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.
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A regular fly-byer the pilot of private helicopter G-BIOA seems to like to bring the passengers for a decko at Dartmouth.
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Not terribly fuel efficient, if it were I guess most of us would like to travel this way.
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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.
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It was more sheltered in our harbour where they spent an hour or so manouvering beside Kingswear Castle
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Difficult to know whet they were going exactly. Probably just trying to stay steady.
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A vert subtle start to the day. Awaiting the day when the sun actually rises over the sea.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Patrol vessel HMS Tyne arrived in the river Dart to a glorious Dartmouth sunshine welcome.
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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.
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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.
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Lots of passing trade this month, but little of it was unusual. 'cept this barge being towed westwards.
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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.
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Grey skies...and a crimson horizon. It must be January in Dartmouth
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Sunrise through the mist and trees atop Gallants Bower, overlooking Dartmouth.
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Scaffolding. That's the business to be in. If the amount of construction in Dartmouth is anything to go by.
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The sun even turned out for the departure of the HMS Tyne.
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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.
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Saturday afternoon, two men from Dart Harbour arrived to collect the body of the dolphin from the slipway beside RDYC
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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.
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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
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