We timed our trip to Darmouth well, the sun was shining
had a whole weekend of entertainment on. The Dartmouth Music Festival
started on Friday through till Sunday night with every type of music from Jazz,
Big Bands to Folk.
David’s Daughter and son, Lisa and Ryan arrived
Friday night, I did a big bowl of Spaghetti Bolognese and we ribbed over to see
what it was all about.
Jingo Santana a Tribute band was playing in the Bandstand
in the open air, we got ourselves some beers and sat with everyone else on the
grass – cool holiday mode already starting.
Saturday, sunny again so after a feast of bacon and eggs
we went across to Dartmouth
side of the river, every bar, nook and cranny was filled with musicians strumming
or beating their tunes out. Big AJ’s Band @ 2pm in the bandstand
then off we trotted to the Britannia
College, after an airport
security check at the gates we were allowed into the grounds, the Band of the
HM Royal Marines we beating the retreat…lump in the throat job. We
marched after the Marines down the hill to the exit. A man in uniform
does it for me….
We took our picnic into to the park, spread our blanket
out and listened to music till 8pm, catching the rays and drinking a lovely
cool sauvignon Blanc in plastic glasses, heaven. Went back to the boat
with a fish/chips and mushy pea supper.
Music Festival Santana on Friday
Nicky & David Bomby, we went for a
wonderful walk and lunch in Dittisham
Unusual Push me pull me car ferry from
Kingswear to Dartmouth
Lisa and Ryan we had just landed on the Dartmouth side of the
out for now
Suzanne & David