The approach to Dartmouth from the castle

Another appalling day of constant rain and strong winds so we decided to go for a walk out around the headland. We visited the very highly recommended Alf Resco cafe but it was packed with queues on the street so we had to give it a miss.


Dartmouth’s Alf Resco Cafe


We stopped off to look at the church en route to the castle with some fine stain glass.

Stain Glass in the Church near Dartmouth Castle

As it was still bucketing down we went to look around Dartmouth Castle  too (£4.80). A chain used to be rigged from here to stretch across the harbour mouth to prevent enemy ships entering the harbour. Then we pushed on around the cliff path to Little Dartmouth. A great two hour hill walk but a little muddy on this occassion. Once we returned to Dartmouth we treated ourselves to a massive cream tea in the Sloping Deck Cafe. It is our intention to sail in the morning when we are hoping for a short weather break so we bought some nosh and tried to get a river taxi back to Sumara. Alas they were not to be found. After a soaking wait of three quaters an hour the boat eventually arrived and dropped us off with a big wood cracking broadside ram! Just a little slower with the mooring would have been so much better. Oh well, better get ready for the early morning sail.

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