Welcome to Stuart Line Cruises’ September Newsletter! Reflecting back on our Indian Summer – indeed, we have enjoyed a prolonged period of unseasonably warm, dry weather, generating elated spirits and some truly memorable cruises! We would like to share with you a few of this past month’s highlights and what we’re looking forward to as we

Welcome Stuart Line Cruises’ August Newsletter! We’ve had an idyllic summer this year at Stuart Line Cruises and would like to share a few highlights and upcoming events! Seal Pup born on the River Exe Torquay and Brixham Day Trips Dartmouth Regatta Seal Pup Born on the River Exe As we set sail up the

Welcome to July’s edition of Stuart Line Cruises’ Newsletter… We just cannot believe how incredible the weather has been so far! This month’s updates include: Jurassic Coast – Including the Sidmouth Folk Festival! Purbeck Ice Cream Teignmouth Carnival Jurassic Coast Adventures “Oh, the things you will find, if only you don’t stay behind!” – Dr

Welcome to June’s edition of Stuart Line Cruise’s Newsletter! It’s all about the summer and the sunsets! Countess Wear Evening Cruise Meet our New Ales! Fish and Fizz Night Sailing the Navigable Length of the River Exe… We had such a spectacular time on our first Countess Wear Cruise of the season, the Exe was in

This afternoon saw the last birdwatching cruise of the season, after yesterday’s exceptional cancellation due to snow and ice on the roads. There was still the unusual sight of Lapwings and Golden Plovers feeding on the sandy shore of Warren Point, otherwise the tides and drizzle had rendered the intertidal areas free of snow. There

So much for the Met Office’s ‘first day of spring’! With the temperature below zero, the ‘Beast from the East’ met with warm air from storm Emma heading up from the south, and the result was a blizzard of fine snow that covered the intertidal areas and brought in large numbers of Lapwings, Golden Plovers

Today’s cruise was a bit challenging, with the ‘Beast from the East’ bringing a chilling easterly wind (the temperature barely rose above freezing) and occasional light snow flurries. We saw the Great Northern Diver off Cockwood, where the Slavonian Grebe had retreated eastwards, presumably to get out of the wind. No doubt for the same reason,

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February As we set off on Saturday out towards the sea there was a distant Great Northern Diver accompanied by Great Crested Grebes. Both of these species were seen much closer at Starcross.  Two Great Northern Divers were close to the boat, and in the background a Great Crested Grebe

Tuesday 13th, Weds 14th, Thursday 15th February Three successive trips and as always each one different. On Tuesday water was high and there was a strong Northerly wind which pushed the majority of birds up river where it was more sheltered. This did not apply to the Slavonian Grebe as it showed just a few yards away

Tuesday 30th January Large numbers of birds today particularly Golden Plover and Lapwing. Between Turf and Topsham, on either side of the boat, there were large flocks of both species. Total recorded, 1,100 Golden Plover and 1,300 Lapwing. Certainly the most I have noted. Plovers were close enough to see the coloration Very low water

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