Dartmouth is set on the western bank of the estuary of the River Dart and is a picturesque, colourful harbour town.


Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a deep-water port for sailing vessels. The port was used as the sailing point for the Crusades of 1147 and 1190.


These days it still attracts vessels of all sizes but more important, to the economy, are the hordes of tourists that descend into the winding little streets every day.

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Away from the consumer hordes you can still find a little oasis of calm such as this back street church. Its slumbering inhabitants rest unperturbed by the bank holidaymakers above ground.

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The headstones seem to be make of slate and are delicately weathered by the decades since their namesakes passed on.

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Back on the water a flotilla of boats are preparing to take part in an energetic race.


Their names evoke speed, ferocity and steely determination to win at all costs!


Regardless of who wins, I love the spectacle of the sleek boats nestled up in a line, ready to go.


From boats to heraldic crests, there is a weathy of little details dotted all over Dartmouth for the happy snapper to grab shots of!

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The habour side is awash with candy coloured houses. A pretty postcard scene.


Here are a few more of the vivid homesteads. All offering a nice shot of colour against a grey day.


Next up we’re off to see some lovely wild beaches at Slapton Sands.


Published by Derbyshire Gal

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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