A rest day in Dartmouth allows participants to explore the beautiful harbour

Thursday 13th July

Day 6

Position – Dartmouth Harbour, Deep Water Moorings

50°21′.356 N 003° 34.408 W

It had been another grey start to the day, however this did not last long. By 11 o’clock the sun was breaking through and it was going to be another beautiful, blue-skied day. Throughout the morning the tide was a slouching out of the River like a torrent.

With the day to themselves many participants took water taxi’s over to explore the town. As recommended in MBM’s visitors’ notes, one couple ventured over to the Kingwear side and took the steam train to Paighton. They had upgraded to first class and sat facing backwards in the last carriage called ‘Devon Belle’. They said it was wonderful; the scenery was spectacular.

Tonight the MBM club cruise supper was hosted by the The Royal Dart Yacht Club, who had laid on a superb hot buffet for a total of fifty-eight cruise participants. Everyone had arranged water taxi’s to take them up to the Yacht club on the Kingswear side of the river for between 1900-2000hrs. The Commodore welcomed the MBM team and the cruise participants as they gathered for a pre-dinner drink on the patio, and enjoyed the last hours of brilliant sunshine.