Vignettes from an English Estuary
Niks last film – bad weather in Scotland
The Deben Wednesday night
A duck punt is born
800 sailing channels – ooh look a girl in a bikini.
Nik throws in the towell – just too cold and too wet
Dave makes an interesting point
On the Estuary
Fish in a tin
The future for the KTL films now the boat has been sold
Storms across East Anglia
Contemperaneous videos of UK circumnavigation
Suffolk Punch Dinghy
Nice…. not quite so nice
back in the days when I was an inland sailor
Sailing the Marsh Tide
Trump 1 – Hitler,the Arctic convoys book and Donald J
Sailing the Humber Tides
These films have been running for nine years now. In the early days they were paid for by selling DVDs. Then as bandwidth around the world increased people wanted to watch the films straight away so I introduced subscriptions of $4.99 for three months access to all the films. The DVD sales did really well and soon became more important than the subscriptions – so I dumped the subs and subsisted on DVD sales. Then, as the man from Sony said “DVD sales fell through the floor”. I thought the project was dead in the water. But the MOBs told me to put paypal buttons on and they would chip in for each film
So I introduced the paypal donate buttons – and blow me if it did not work and the MOBs (mainly old blokes) with small boats strted tapping in the odd $5 or £5 for films they enjoyed.
If you have watched a lot of the films and feel that it is time you chipped in then
Or you can bung me some cash in an envelope – it will all go into the costs of making these films
Suffolk IP12 4QN
Best testimonial I have ever received:
It comes from a man called DavidF on the Trailer Sailer Forum today –“Man you gotta start from the start!!Some of us have been following Dylan’s exploits for years now.I can’t remember which episode it is where he calls the Romans “lazy olive-gobblers” but it’s an absolute classic. And the ones where “Cities of Foam” is the background music stay with me for days.And the funny part, amongst all that sailing and scenery going on, I’ve learned a lot about England! “
Bless you DavidF – whoever you are
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
“To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea… ‘cruising’ it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.” -Sterling Hayden
I started KeepTurningLeft as a way of scratching an itch. At the age of 52 I thought that I had one more adventure in me.
I have been a small boat sailor all my life – I had three older brothers who were all sailors so I cannot remember a day when I did not have access to a boat
I realised that a journey around the world was going to be too expensive….in time and money. But a journey around the UK’s 20,000 mile long outrageously crinkly coastline could be done one bit at a time – like the Johnny Cash song.
I had £3,000 in the bank so I spent £2,000 on a 50 year old Mirror Offshore and made a start from Bembridge – where I bought the boat. Mainly on the basis that it was good as anywhere to start.
Eight years later I have got as far as the Glasgow after going to Shetland. I have visited most of the rivers in between the Isle of Wight and the Firth of Forth – the Medway, Thames, Crouch, Roach, Blackwater, Colne, Walton Backwaters, Stour, Orwell, Deben, Blythe, Broads, The North Norfolk Estuaries, the Wash, Nene, Wainfleet, Tyne, Tees, Wear, Blythe