Sublime weather for a day out in Dartmouth and Kingswear

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Two crossings of the River Dart today and a walk beside the estuary on what was a superb day.

This is the classic tourist shot of Bayards Cove in Dartmouth, the quayside is little changed since the Mayflower and the Speedwell berthed here in August 1620.

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Then a trip across to Kingswear on the Lower Ferry, much calmer than my previous visit https://www.photographerslounge.org/f21/challenging-conditions-dartmouth-lower-ferry-8847/

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From Kingswear a walk north between the railway and the estuary to the landing for the Higher Ferry at Britannia Crossing. On the far side a view of Britannia Royal Naval College where a certain Prince Philip met a young Princess Elizabeth.

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Then a wait for the first steam train of the day.

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Just behind my position for the last shot is the ferry slipway for the Higher Ferry. Technically it's a floating bridge being guided by the wires each side of the hull with the vessel actually pulling itself across the estuary by the wires.

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Then some carryout fish and chips consumed in Victoria Park to the sound of modern jazz

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Then off to the George and Dragon for a pint of my favourite cider

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All shots with a Panasonic GH2 and 15mm, f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar, except the jazz trio where I used the 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom. Exposure was set manually for all shots.

Barrie
 

pdh

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Jan 2, 2011
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Excellent.
Whatever happened to the Mayflower I wonder? Nothing exciting or memorable I expect ...
 

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