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).
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.
Another gloriously sunny day in England. Looking across the River Dart at the outskirts of Dartmouth.
Southwest Coast Path walk #9. Kingswear to Inner Froward Point, Devon, England. July 3, 2010. Looking across the River Dart (from Kingswear) at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. In the foreground, the “Devon Belle” steam train is leaving Kingswear station. Photos taken with iPhone 3.
As we sail back down the River Dart to Dartmouth, a last look back at Greenway, Agatha Christie’s holiday home in Devon.