The banks of the Dart slip quietly by to the sound track of water
gently slapping on the bow and boat engine quietly throbbing away.
The herds of Devon cows feasting on lush grass look up briefly.
Their gaze is disinterested at best. Why bother with a cruise boat
when there is all that grass to eat?
We start in Totnes with time to have a look around this historic
town and walk in the Devon countryside. Our hotel is amongst the
most distinctive historic buildings in town and an attraction in
itself. Then we take the ferry that sails down the Dart.
Dartmouth, along with Kingswear across the river, is one
of the most attractive towns in Devon. From the hotel we can
see the multitude of yachts, fishing boats and ferries that add a
hugely colourful dimension to the town; the maritime influence is
everywhere. We explore inland to the accompaniment of whistles
from the steam engines that run the local trains and out to the sea a
short distance from town.