KeepTurningLeft Season 8 pt 2 – Rattray Head

Peterhead is classic overnighter for those heading North. It is not everyone’s cup of tea but Jill, myself and the hyperactive mad people had a great time there

 

click the vimeo button in the film frame to watch in full screen

 

I made it full screen so you might as well watch it full screen. If your connection is slow then download the film and watch it in the morning

download for freemans

 

hippies on tour 2

 


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Each of these films takes about three weeks to edit. I have 12 more films in the can before I run out of material. These films will cover the West Coast of Shetland including Scalloway, the rough nightime crossing of the Pentland Firth,down to Loch Eribol, around Cape Wrath which was a pussycat that day, down the North Minch to the Summer Isles, to the amazing Handa,Loch Drambuie, Salen, Tobermory, the sound of Mull, CorryVrekan, Craobh, through the Crinan canal and the Clyde to Glasgow – and a few more places along the way.

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26 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 8 pt 2 – Rattray Head”

  1. 29 July, 2015 at 10:16 amDrew says:

    Excellent I was getting desperate for part 2
    Such a shame you had to part with the boat but life’s like that and a gentleman’s agreement must be honoured especially in this age.
    Hope the weather improves again before the end of the season. Is there much opportunity for winter sailing in Scotland, I know you like “out of season sailing” and I suspect would miss it.

    • 29 July, 2015 at 10:23 amdylan winter says:

      Cheers D,

      she was/is a very good boat. I think for winter sailing in scotland – 500 miles from home – I probably need a bigger cabin so the search for a Harmony replacement will continue. Meanwhile I am saving the paypal taps for the next project. I should really sell Katie L to fund the bigger boat but I get such great shots from her and she allows me to get into places I just can’t reach with a bigger boat. I aim to end my sailing days – aged 85 plus – beebling around the Blackwater in Katie L. If I sell her I will never get a boat as perfect for the Essex rivers.

  2. 29 July, 2015 at 11:42 amJohn Booth says:

    Hi Dylan,
    Another brill video. I’ve just paid you some more. It appears that I’ve just bought twenty halyards, but if I have, you can keep them! ;-)
    John B

  3. 29 July, 2015 at 1:36 pmRick Peterson says:

    At last, I was beginning to wonder when the next installment was coming out. Still sailing must take priority.

    By the way, I wasn’t able to download the file via the vimeo button route as I normally do
    but the ‘download for freemans’ worked fine.

    Can’t wait for the Orkney and Shetland bits.

    Keep up the good work.

    Rick

    • 29 July, 2015 at 1:38 pmdylan winter says:

      the weather has been pants in Scotland so I had time to edit at home. Generally the idea is to make and post the films in the winter when more people get to see them but I thought I might keep the pot boiling a bit

      D

  4. 29 July, 2015 at 2:43 pmRivercruiser says:

    +1 on the MOB drill…

    • 29 July, 2015 at 3:31 pmdylan winter says:

      the hat blew off swmbo head

      you could see the look of resignation on my face

      never done an MOB drill

      I do tell anyone on board that if anyone goes over the side to chuck anything that floats in the general direction of the oversidee

      fenders, bench cushions, pillows

      D

  5. 29 July, 2015 at 6:24 pmTed B. (Charging Rhino) says:

    Yay!! More Harmony videos. . . .

    Definitely keep the KatieL. The more I’ve looked at shallow-draft boat-options here in the States, the more I’m convinced you have a true Pearl of Great Price in her. Shallow-draft and an easy sailer, Gunter for the estuaries and the River-rig for dropping the mast in the canals and the Broads.

  6. 29 July, 2015 at 6:37 pmRon G says:

    Good hat overboard drill, nicely done, and to prove it wasn’t a fluke you did it twice.
    I have a very Scottish mate I intend showing your film to when he’s had a few – usually a destructive mixture of cider and whisky – for educational purposes, as I want to learn some new swearwords and I think this’ll help.

  7. 29 July, 2015 at 8:48 pmHazel Morris says:

    We are on the Isle of Mull, (super sailing area.) You are welcome to stay any time http://www.arlelodge.co.uk.
    I have just started to watch your videos, please can you tell me the order that it would make sense to watch them in ?

  8. 30 July, 2015 at 12:38 pmNiall Moran says:

    Why did you go for Fraserburgh? The guides make it sound pretty inhospitable for yachts….

    • 30 July, 2015 at 5:18 pmdylan winter says:

      entertainment

      and to make some comments on the folly of fishermen

      boats that work 10 weeks a year – nets the size of football pitches

      bonkers

      D

  9. 30 July, 2015 at 1:44 pmApplescruffs says:

    Thanks a lot Dylan…now I’ve got the bloody “Skye boat song” banging around in my head….didn’t sleep last night because of it !

    And for Gawd’s sake please don’t go anywhere near the Mull of Kintyre !

    ;0)

    Still sending you a fiver though…..to buy Jill a new hat!

    All the best

    • 30 July, 2015 at 11:43 pmRiley Morgan says:

      Me too. Had to go and look up the rest of the words. Glad I now knew what a claymore is. Mr Winter ,you would have made ,an excellent history teacher

  10. 3 August, 2015 at 1:40 pmWarren says:

    Dylan
    I Watched a 2nd time after the ‘ controversy’ it created.
    laughed even more this time, can’t wait to see what my wife thinks when I show her.
    Ignoring the Jacobite stuff…..
    The very small red fishing boat, with the 12″ h splash board added to the cotpit….. Do you think he needs a bigger boat? I guess we know why he painted it red.
    The small green wood boat,’ Strumvogel,’. …was that supposed to be a a joke on the amazing ‘Stormvogel’ yacht?

    And your admission that recovering the hat was your First ever MOB drill….. I hope not.
    Please if you have your amazing family on board again please remember one golden rule……..immediately assign one person to do nothing but watch and point at the ‘MOB’ and do nothing else, tks.

    Cheers, fingers crossed for back to last years weather soon.
    Warren

  11. 9 August, 2015 at 10:11 amPhilip Orchard says:

    Dylan

    Finally managed to watch for the first time and putting aside the Jacobite stuff my overwhelming impression was you are a lucky man. Doing what you love with those you love for company must come as close as I can think of to nirvana.

    Regards Philip

    • 9 August, 2015 at 3:26 pmdylan winter says:

      it has been great – not sure if they will come with me again

      both have now left university and are down to three weeks a year summer vacation from here on in

  12. 16 August, 2015 at 1:23 pmJulian Fisk says:

    Loved the film Dylan, and interesting history lesson there, but as a thought have you seen how many versions of land of hope and glory there are smacked to bits by various persons?

  13. 30 December, 2015 at 7:05 amTony Mindling says:

    Thanks for the history lesson that was well enjoyed by this yank – proud now to know the connection between the Jacobite rebellion and the Beverley Sisters … I’m totally loving your series.

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