Dartmouth to the Steam Packet Inn, Totnes

The highest tide for many years and a gentle south east breeze pushed us in bright sunlight up the Dart to dinner at the Steam Packet Inn.

We had to stop for a while to keep to our schedule.

reading pause on the Dart

Soon the tower of St Mary’s Church, Totnes appeared, and a seal enjoying the high tide.

Totnes church tower

And then we arrived at the quay of the Steam Packet Inn.

Steam Packet Inn

The tide peaked at 20:30, driving the diners from the terrace.

Wet terrace

This was a 5 metre tide at Dartmouth, 3.7 metres at Totnes