I just love the ferry crossing, never mind the shops and restaurants!
The council run Lower Ferry has been overhauled and had major work done to both slipways (having been closed for several months). In the photos below I'm waiting as a foot passenger on the Kingswear slipway, so here's the ferry coming in.
The tugs got a new coat of paint too and are looking lovely in their new grey and orange colours. During the day these two tug ferries run from opposite sides of the river.
We always get the Lower Ferry it's more fun!
Dartmouth shop owners make a real effort to show their shops off and I wish Brixham would do the same.
There is a lovely market square which holds regular markets each week and the council have been working hard to promote it with the stall holders.
I love sitting on the benches along the marina watching the world go by. The river is so interesting.
Dartmouth has a lovely little theatre called The Flavel which we go to regularly.
Royal Avenue Gardens is a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy the flowers and plants (and eat a sandwich without being mugged by a seagull).
This beautiful boat flowerbed is just being finished off, so I could not get a photo without the barriers.
There is some spectacular architecture in Dartmouth and I have only snapped a few buildings this time.
I almost forgot to tell you about the railway. Brunel's intention was to build a bridge across the Dart, so the Station building was built, but after lots of trouble from the rich local landowners Brunel never managed to persuade them to bring the line to Dartmouth. The building is now a restaurant.
Here's a few more images of Dartmouth to finish off with. I hope you enjoyed the mini tour.
Ladies...want to visit Dartmouth and do some serious shopping, we have just the place for your husbands!
Enjoy your weekends, I hope it's sunny. Its almost 30 degrees here, I cant do a thing in the garden without almost melting (strawberry and lime cider chilling in the fridge for later).