Antipole cruises

Drying out at the pub

We came up the River Dart on Sunday in very squally weather, so it was testing to control the boat with the keel mostly up for the shallow waters.

We nudged our way up Bow Creek and tied up right outside The Malsters Arms in Tuckenhay, where we enjoyed excellent food, beer & wine. Not far to find our way home afterwards! This was our first chance to take advantage of Antipole’s ability to dry out.

On Monday we walked to the nearby Sharpham House Estate, which produces both fine wines and cheeses, where we enjoyed an excellent lunch in the cafe based on these produce – thoroughly recommended. Then in the evening we moved down to anchor in the mouth of the creek. It is beautifully quiet and serene.

Today, Tuesday, we leisurely motored up river from Bow Creek through what can only be described as an outstandingly beautiful river below the Sharpham Estate, and arrived in Totnes, where we are moored up and again dry out at low water.

Totnes is a lovely and now very ‘alternative’ town, where just about every other person is a therapist or retired therapist of some sort. We found an excellent cream tea.

Now we are planning our return eastwards.

love to all
T & Y

2 thoughts on “Drying out at the pub

  1. Alison Naisby

    Great to hear you are having such a great time, and enjoying all that the localities have to offer.Also that Antipole is performing so well, after all your hard work & planning.
    With much love,
    Alison & David

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