Sat, 29 Jul|
8 West Country Adventure
29 July - 06 August Coast and River from £1640 From Dartmouth we will set out to explore the beautiful coast, harbours and rivers of south Devon and Cornwall, going where the winds, tides and your suggestions take us.
Time & Location
29 Jul, 17:00 – 06 Aug, 10:00
Dartmouth, Dartmouth, UK
About the event
Boarding will take place from 17:00 on the Town Jetty in the middle of town. There is long term parking available at the park and ride for those who want to drive to Dartmouth and return by public transport. Perhaps the most exciting way to arrive are by train changing from the main line to the steam railway at Paignton for Kingswear and then over on the ferry to the Town Jetty. Following your safety briefing we will be serving dinner on board and there is time to get to know your fellow guests.
The next morning we will set off on our adventure. We have not planned a specific itinerary for the three trips in July. We will go where the winds and tides dictate and where our guests suggest (within reason!) In the seven days of the cruise we could get as far as the Isle of Wight or Lands End and back, though that would require long days at sea and not much time for beach barbeques, trips to the pub, walks on the beach, sea swimming or a myriad of other ways to wind down and chill out on Snark.
A gentle days sail will get us to Salcombe or Exmouth, another day gets us to the Tamar or Weymouth, and maybe a cruise up to the Tudor manor of Cotehele or a day exploring the strangeness of Portland and Chesil Beach. Snark is self sufficient for over seven days so we don't need to step foot ashore at all or at least only in the remotest spots. Alternatively we can berth in the many busy harbours on the coast and enjoy whatever pleasures the port has to offer. There are lots of exciting possibilities which we can explore with you once we know which way the winds will blow (the tides we know already).
Disembarkation is by 10:00 the following morning. There should be a ferry to Totnes from the same pontoon dropping you at Steamer Quay and a 20 minute walk from the mainline station or a regular historic steam train reached by passenger ferry across the harbour that takes you to the mainline station in Paignton.
Owners Cabin for 2 people, full board.
Single berth in a twin or single cabin, full board.