KeepTurning Right on the busses

Several people (okay 2) pointed out that by the time I have finished this journey I will have travelled around the UK by bus – clockwise – as I return to pick up the car from the previous base and that I should film some of those journeys – so here it is – Wisbech to Wells by bus – an hour in the car – five hours by public transport – but the film starts with a short bit about Wisbech marina.

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11 Responses to “KeepTurning Right on the busses”

  1. 1 April, 2011 at 1:11 pm[email protected] says:

    You’re being extremely diplomatic about the sheer ugliness of the Fens ;) By the way, I found your voiceover was being drowned out by the bus at times.

  2. 1 April, 2011 at 2:04 pmggt says:

    Enjoyed the film but for the real fens bus experience, you’ve got to ride the X1. And the Coasthopper. You’d get back to Wells from Wisbech a darned sight quicker too :)

    I dunno, coming up here in your posh yot and unfairly maligning our public transport…

  3. 1 April, 2011 at 11:39 pmJeffrey says:

    Dylan,
    I’ve been remiss in not telling you how much I like your email updates. They’re pretty good reads, but best of all I don’t find myself hanging around your site waiting for you to post new films (an unfortunate habit I picked up after I had finished catching up with your voyage by watching a film or two most every day for weeks). At risk of repeating: I really like your films!
    Jeff Michals-Brown, Massachusetts, USA

    • 2 April, 2011 at 8:41 amkeepturningleft says:

      thanks Jeff,

      It is a bit of a problem in that people join up – start wading through the films and watch three years worth in as many weeks and then when they catch up with me they are a bit dissapointed at the real slow speed of the journey and – even worse – the speed at which I make the films. The film making still has to fit in between my real work

      Dylan

  4. 2 April, 2011 at 10:11 pmTrig Deray - O'Day 20 in Searsport, Maine US says:

    Nice change of pace, Dylan. I envy your public transportation system: the buses looked clean and efficient. Also envy the gregarious nature of your “actors”. Is everyone in the UK so open as I imagine them to be? Fens very like the sandy flatlands of S. New Jersey that I grew up in.

  5. 3 April, 2011 at 3:46 pmRobin says:

    Dylan,
    I’m with Jeffrey above. The email updates are gems. I enjoyed glimpsing into how you can easily get around with public transportation. Your transport system really works. Seeing it in action made it a nice extension of your notion of “It’s the journey, not the destination”. Thanks!

  6. 4 April, 2011 at 2:55 amgreg says:

    Great film. The last time I visited the UK I was driven by finances to start using the local buses. (The glittery inter-urban express/zoom coaches were way too expensive) What a great experience that proved to be. Among the highlights was the double-decker public bus out to Land’s End from Penzance. Being the only passenger in what appeared to be a museum piece, I had a great chat with the driver, a local Cornishman. He filled me in on his neighbors as we passed their houses while musing on growing up in the Far West of Cornwall. Which answers the previous poster’s question about the openness and generosity of folks in the UK. As an American, I can fairly say that the people I met in the small backwater towns (and on the local busses) made the trip memorable. Thanks for reviving the experience and here’s hoisting a pint to you eventually seeing Land’s End and the fair Scillies from the Slug’s maritime perspective.

    • 4 April, 2011 at 8:17 amkeepturningleft says:

      thanks for taking the time to post Greg. I never know when I put these things up how people will react to them. So I am very open to suggestions about what does and does not work. I agree about the locals and buses though. Its the way to meet people – as long as you give yourself enough time

      Dylan

      • 31 July, 2011 at 2:41 pmRichard says:

        Dylan,
        That is one of the great things about aailing and your trip on the bus. If you want to get there on a schedule then a sailboat is not the way to go. It forces you to accept God’s schedule not yours so you learn to have a lot of patience and enjoy what is there at that moment and look foreward to what is coming up next. I find myself getting impatient sometimes and wanting to get back to the docks quicker after a day of sailing if the wind dies out. I then take a moment and remember that I will get there and I do not have any reason to hurry so just relax and take it as it comes. The bus is much the same way, slower but you get to see what is around you.

  7. 5 April, 2011 at 8:59 pmPaul Mullings says:

    Great to see everyday, but far from ordinary rural England – the city people just don’t get it do they?

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