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Sailing my Paradox and country living

The Dart again

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Still a favourite of mine. A lovely river and has a convenient place to launch with a secure place to leave the car and trailer for a couple of weeks..

The slipway is good too with half a mile of mud to launch into…

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But the tide retuned soon enough and I was able to move downstream to anchor for the night in the shallows outside Kilngate House

I saw that the old WW2 motor vessel which was moored near t5he slipway is reduced to a few blackened lumps of charcoal . It was a sizeable craft , perhaps 60 ft long, double diagonal built and  had been an Air-Sea rescue launch during its prime. I find it sad when these old relics disappear. Although there is still one of these in service on the Dart being used as tripper boat.

Kilngate House

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looking up the river from my anchorage

 

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Although anchored out of the main channel and in water shallow enough to dry out at low tide during the night, I thought it best to put out my paraffin anchor lamp.

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You’ll note how my equipment is all modern and up-to-date….

The Paradox is all stocked up, ready for a 2 week jaunt.

 

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All set for a peaceful night and off to Plymouth tomorrow.

 

 

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