Originally Posted by lakelandterrier
How was your Dartmouth trip?
I'll be down for 10 days from Thurs night....roll on...............
Drove round to Dartmouth but decided against launching from the slip alongside the High Ferry as no jetty/pontoon for Mrs NSS to board from. We ended up launching at Blackness Marine (easy enough to find but bloody narrow lanes!). The slip is quite steep but fairly new concrete with pontoon alongside. Day launch charge was £12.50 (or £20 if you want them to drop you in with their tractor). Had lunch at the FBI (was okay for pub grub) and a wander around Dartmouth (after a quick blast outside the estuary). Made a nice change of scenery and was worth the trip round.
Wednesday evening we rode the Rising tide up Frogmore Creek (really quiet and picturesque) and had a quick drink in the Globe Inn. Very nice pub and we wished we'd had time to eat there as the menu looked very tasty, but alas had to head back to Salcombe.
A word of caution. We had booked into Batson Boatpark for the week. The slip and pontoons are excellent but we heard that a new Ribeye was stolen on Tuesday night (along with a Land Rover. The CCTV only covers part of the boatpark. Also, be aware that parts of the boatpark are prone to flood on Spring tides. We saw several cars sitting in close to a foot of water on Wednesday night!
Thanks for all the tips on where to go, and sorry we didn't get to meet up with RMS and pow2gran but hope you both had a good week too.