Taking the ferry across the River Dart to Dartmouth for some refreshements at the end of another beautiful SW Coast Path walk. Straight ahead of us is the old cobbled quay and Bayards Cove (photo posted weeks earlier).
There is a WWII battery at Inner Froward Point: Brownstone Battery. It is now used as a Coast Guard look-out.
A perfect day for a sail out of the River Dart estuary. Across the river, the first headland sticking out into the water is Combe Point with the ‘Dancing Beggars’ rocks extending into the water. Walked there, taken the photos, posted on tumblr already. :-) Beyond that, is a long and very thin sliver of sand. That is Slapton Sands… walked there, taken the photos, posted a section of that on tumblr already (more to come on that part of the SW Coast Path later). :-)
After clearing the wooded area we got a lovely view across the River Dart to Dartmouth Castle, which was built over 600 years ago to guard the busy Dart Estuary and port of Dartmouth. There is a corresponding structure on this side of the river, the corner of which is just about visible on the headland by the trees.
There were a couple of rather long/steep up-hill sections on this part of the SW Coast Path with no views of the sea.