Delightful Dartmouth

Is Dartmouth the most beautiful part of the country? It really is idyllic. The trip downriver from Galmpton seeing the steam train glide through the trees was very atmospheric. Another fantastic weekend of diving. Not as adventurous as a Shetland expedition (given that this is only 20 miles from our usual base of Plymouth) but an expedition none the less. Dartmouth is logistically difficult for a RIB weekend. We had to store the trailer at Galmpton but couldn’t moor there as it’s 40
mins upriver and dries out. We seem to spend a lot of time traveling across on ferries between Dartmouth¬† and we stayed on Kingswear and moored there. The higher ferry slipway is “interesting” but the stress of that subsided with a curious seal with a fish in it’s mouth.

Saturday saw a dive on the East Black stone – understandably voted most scenic dive. Dogfish, congers, giant lobsters, crabs galore…

Sunday we got both slacks – first on the Bretagne and then the Perrone – both fab wrecks with tonnes of life, still ship-shaped with some penetration possible and scallops too!

The weekend was enjoyed by JD, Mike, Martin, Brian, Don and Joli.

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