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170th Dartmouth Regatta

The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta is almost upon us…

Regatta LogoTo some, Regatta’s the high point of the year. I plan my diary around being in Dartmouth during Regatta and remain a fan. Sadly, many of the old Regatta staples no longer take place. Crazy events like the Kon-Tiki rafts from Bayards cove have gone but Regatta continues to evolve and spectacles such as Newfoundland dogs performing rescue drills in the river have become part of the programme.

Some things stay the same. Traffic redirections and parking restrictions will abound

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Photos from this year’s regatta will be posted under the photography menu above.

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Martian Duck spotted in Waterhead Creek

“and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us…”

Bath Ducks on Waterhead creek

Martian Duck infiltrates 2014 Kingswear Regatta Duck Race

The Duck Race is one of the largest contributors to funds raised during regatta, this year 1,500 bath ducks were launched into Waterhead creek with a following tide and a westerly wind. A fast race. Whether our “martian” friend was placed is unknown at this time.

More 2014 Kingswear Regatta photos.

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Kingswear Regatta 2014 – Advance

“Your mission Keith, should you choose to accept it…”

…a request from the fabulous By The Dart magazine, could I produce a selection of photos from the 2013 Kingswear Regatta to illustrate a feature in the June 27th edition? I’m always chuffed when folks ask for photos. So my initial reaction was Yippee!. Then reality set in. A quick eMail exchange and clarity emerges. Deadline, (Friday 13th), ten photos. After an interesting day I’ve processed the original stock of 2,725 down to just 61. Someone else can have the joy of binning 51. So, here, in all their glory – the 61 that made the cut. You never know one or two of them may be dropping on your doormat, in print, real soon.

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p.s. I started todays task with the benefit of the edits from 2013 – just 748 photos to work from, not the entire 2,725.

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