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Master’s Weekend

On Friday 15th September, 27 of us arrived in glorious sunshine at the Dart Marina Hotel to deposit our luggage before driving the short distance to the Dartmouth Naval College for a private tour. What a treat it was! Our guide Karen, an ex-Wren, was passionate, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and the two hours seemed much shorter as we saw many aspects and learnt a great deal about the history of the College and its present day organisation. (photos)

We were joined by two more guests for the Master’s Reception and Dinner at the Dart Marina Hotel where every bedroom, and the dining room, overlooks the stunning vista of the River Dart across to Kingswear with its beautiful countryside. (photo Sue & Matt). It was a very convivial evening with excellent food and wine.

On Saturday the day dawned clear once again for our short ferry crossing before climbing aboard the Dartmouth Steam Train for our journey to Greenway House via Churston. We really seemed to step back in time as we enjoyed exploring Agatha Christie’s Devon home, despite some wet weather in the middle of the day. A leisurely day was finished in style at The Rockfish Restaurant with Fish, Chips & Fizz.

Some guests had to wend their way home early on Sunday but 22 of us made our way to Sharpham’s vineyard where we were once again blessed with a sunny morning. We had a fascinating tour of the vineyard with tasting along the way, followed by an excellent lunch before setting off on our journeys home.

The Master and Mistress would like to thank our 29 guests for supporting what, we all agreed, was a very enjoyable weekend. Our year is coming to an end very soon and this was a wonderful culmination to what has been a fantastic year.