1. Northern Star
2. A Star is Born
3. Such good
4. Cheque this
5. Small News
1. Northern Star
The 248' Super Yacht 'Northern
Star' visited Dartmouth this week - for a wedding
reception! Dartmouth dot TV were told that former local boy
Guy Barnett has married the owner's daughter and following
their wedding last week in Nova Scotia, the yacht
travelled from the Mediterranean to Dartmouth for the
party with local family and friends. Our very own Philip
Watts did the catering. Guy Savage, who went to school
with the groom was best man at the wedding said they had all
had a fantastic time at both the wedding and the
For the techies amongst you, the Northern Star was built in
Germany by Lurssen Yachts, she is 75.4m long, has
six-decks, is equipped with a helipad and sports a
French country-house style interior. Her draft is 3.6
metres, she has Twin Caterpillar 2000kW diesel engines
with a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed
of 15 knots and offers accommodation for 12 guests and
a crew of 22. Should you think you can afford it, the
Northern Star is available for charter through Moran
Yacht and Ship, it only costs £53 a minute!
A Star is Born
Whilst the nation was watching
the skies late Thursday night for the Meteor Shower, a ‘star
was born’ at a local Theme Park in Devon. Late on the
night of 12th August Samantha the Donkey, at Woodlands
Family Theme Park near Dartmouth, gave birth to a gorgeous
Animal Keeper Natalie Veale discovered the gorgeous foal and
mother in the early hours of Friday morning. “He was already
up, feeding and walking around when I came into work”, she
said. “We decided on the name Comet as he was born on the
night of the Perseid Meteor Shower”.
“The baby boy is a stunning chocolate colour and the
spitting image of his Dad Nutmeg”, Natalie explained. “He
already has such a mischievous character and is having great
fun getting to know his surroundings”. He loves having a
fuss from the park’s keepers & visitors, I can’t believe how
friendly he is for two days old”, Natalie said. “The
gestation period for Donkeys is usually 12 months but it has
been just over 13 months so we were all very excited to see
Comet when he finally arrived”, Natalie told us.
Comet has settled in really well, both Mum and baby are
doing great. Comet and his parents can be seen at the
Zoo-Farm at Woodlands Family Theme Park near Dartmouth,
Click here to see more.
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
How do we get such good photographs?
We get asked this all the time,
we are lucky because Dartmouth must be the most beautiful
place in the world and it changes every day, every month and
every year. A simple low cost compact camera can give
We are also lucky to
have Andy Kyle, Kevin Pyne, Colin Cadle and Tony Pike to
help us. They all support what we are doing for
dartmouth and like us want to " Keep Dartmouth Special
Last week we had the big
picture of the Ocean Princes
click here to see it. We were inundated with
requests on how the photograph was taken. It was
turning around by the Higher Ferry and Tony Pike took it
from South Town (TQ6 9BU) using an 'EOS-1D MkIV' full frame
SLR with a 'EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM' It was developed
in Photoshop by Dave Cawley.
Dave & Jill Cawley are both
Nikon registered professional photographers, their work
horse camera is a Nikon D700 full frame SLR with 24-70mm
f/2.8 fitted most of the time. Three other Nikon lenses
are used including the lovely 50mm f/1.4 AF-S for extra low light
and especially intimate gatherings as the lens is so very small.
photographer Andy Kyle has now his own website
here to see it ? Andy has the advantage of working
every day looking over the river, lucky chap!
As Regatta is just
around the corner, check out the photographs of the last
four years by
Cheque this out!
On Monday, August 16th, outside
Kingswear Village Hall at 6pm, Kingswear Regatta Committee
were very pleased to be able to donate over £2,800 to local
organisations and charities. The two main beneficiaries this
year were Kingswear Rowing Club and Kingswear Primary
School. The Regatta weekend in July was organised in tandem
with an ‘Auction of Promises’ at Kingswear Village School
which raised an amazing £5,000 to support a wide range of
outdoor activities. A Regatta cheque for a further £800
towards these activities was received by Mrs Emma Jones, one
of the school governors. Linked with the theme of supporting
outdoor activities, Mrs Wendy Ryan, Chair of Kingswear
Rowing Club received a cheque for £1,600 towards renovating
an old clubhouse on Waterhead Creek and maintaining the
growing number of club boats used by all ages, helping to
ensure rowing remains a passion on both sides of the River
Mrs Sam Furneaux, outgoing Chair of the Regatta Committee,
also presented cheques to Mrs Penny Noble, on behalf of the
Friends of St. Thomas Church in Kingswear, and to Mr Harry
Escott, on behalf of Dartmouth Lifeboat. Mrs Furneaux was
herself presented with a large bouquet as a thank you for
all her hard work for the Regatta over the past few years.
This was the fifth annual village Regatta (of recent times),
which combines rowing races on Waterhead Creek with stalls,
refreshments and fun events for all, with raising money to
support local activities. The cheques presented today bring
the total sum donated by Kingswear Regatta to local
charities to nearly £19,000. Organisations benefitting from
the event have included the Dartmouth Inshore Lifeboat
Appeal; Dart Sailability for the disabled; Devon Air
Ambulance; the Friends of St. Thomas Church, Kingswear;
Froward Point Coast Watch; Kingswear Primary School;
Kingswear Rowing Club; Kingswear Village Hall and the Port
of Dartmouth Royal Regatta.
Kingswear Regatta Committee would like to say an enormous
thank you to the many people and organisations who donated
time, effort and money to help raise this sum, and to all
those who supported the event.
5. Small News
Following on from
last week's comments about whether we were the Tourist
Information Centre (TIC) which of course we are not,
we are also not Dartmouth dot org or the Dartmouth
We are Dartmouth dot TV and
Dartmouth News dot com. So why advertise
with us? Well it's less than £5 a month for an entry
with your links and five pictures included. And we have the
biggest Dartmouth website Consider the Tourist
Information Centre too, they really are nice people.
Click here to contact us or call 01803 833366.
We are pleased to
announce that the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group
(SDCLAG) have award a grant of £95,000 for the remainder
of the regeneration of the Market. The Flavel
received £45,000 and the Dartmouth Museum £20,000.
projects not yet processed include a Townstal Community
Bus, Events Manager and the Heated Indoor Swimming Pool. Founder Members
Tessa de Galleani and Dave Cawley were delighted with the
news as they remember the very first meeting in the
Harbourmaster's Office in Salcombe five years ago!
reports: Don't miss The Dittisham Arts Festival this
Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22 August.
There's an Art Exhibition in the Village Hall & St.
George's Church, with a Flower Festival themed
'Interpretation of Art' also in the church. Open
10:00 - 7:00 Saturday, 21 August and 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday, 22 August
Also on Saturday evening in St George's Church, The
Dittisham Arts Festival Concert with Jonathan Watts,
piano & Colin Parr, clarinet (Rtd Principal Clarinet,
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) Doors open
7.00pm, Concert 7.45pm Tickets £6 (Bar) from John Wells
If you are looking
for accommodation over Regatta
The Earl of Pembroke in
Dartmouth Harbour last week
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?