Dartmouth

As you all already know I spent a week in Devon last month. Today's blog is all about Dartmouth which is where I was based. The small seaside town is cute and very pretty and the view as you drive down the hill and see the harbour for the first time is simply lovely. We were blessed with beautiful blue skies so it meant exploring was nice and easy, and the photos have come out great, even if I say so myself. We wandered the streets and mooched in the gift shops and galleries.


Having had our fill of the shops we walked along the waters edge (a lot) I couldn't get enough of snapping the boats- it just screams holiday doesn't it!






A short ferry across the River Dart is Kingswear, it was from here we caught the train down the coast (more about that in another post).


One day we took a ferry (small wooden boat) down to the castle, we then walked the 20 minutes back. Views en route back are great as you are that bit higher up. The ferries are pretty regular as the chap just goes back and forth, prices weren't too bad either.



Here's the castle, the view is certainly better from the boat so I would suggest getting it one of the ways. There is also a 4 mile coastal walk from the castle, we didn't have time but I can bet it is lovely.




It was a very chilled trip and the evenings were spent reliving our youth with a spot of crabbing off the waters edge. Grab a crabbing line, a bucket and some bacon and you are good to go. We got at least 30 a night and it caused some sibling rivalry as to who caught the most! After a few evenings I finally won, my biggest achievement was landing 5 in one go!!!


Dartmouth is a great base to go and explore lots of other places from so I would recommend staying there. I was in friends flat which was decorated all lovely and coastal and a proper home from home. Sadly its not up on Airbnb for you all so I shall just keep that one to myself.



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