KeepTurningLeft Season 7 part 13 – Cowes to Chichester Bar

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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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This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, KTL 7 The Solent By Centaur.

18 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 7 part 13 – Cowes to Chichester Bar”

  1. 8 March, 2015 at 11:51 amJohn B says:

    Ostantnia piosenka po Polsku – wspaniale! That last song was in Polish – brilliant! Poland has produced some brilliant sailors, including a pal of mine, Krzysztof Vorbrich, who in the sixties sailed a folding dinghy down the Danube from somewhere in Czekoslovakia (I think) all the way down to the Black Sea.

  2. 8 March, 2015 at 12:33 pmdylan winter says:

    just one thing…. what do the words mean?


  3. 8 March, 2015 at 2:36 pmsailstrait says:

    Nice to see that the Westerly actually heels when there is a stiff breeze. Soon time to head to Scotland?

  4. 8 March, 2015 at 2:41 pmdylan winter says:

    Being twin keel there is no point in overcooking it. The big downside of the twin keels is that if you sail her on her ear then that windward keel starts to cavitate – it looks, soundsand feels as though you are towing a lobster pot marker. So you have to reef a bit earlier. I hate over pressing a boat and rig. I am never in a rush. The Centaur is an incredibly well behaved yacht. A gentleman’s yacht was the design brief.

  5. 9 March, 2015 at 12:13 amGlenn Webster says:

    The polish song is about travelling all the seas with my love. It’s a polish folk song. My partners polish and she said she would like to hear more of it? Only a small piece played!

  6. 9 March, 2015 at 7:52 amdylan winter says:

    well there is a lucky thing – for all I know it could have been about how to park a transit van

    there is more of it on one of the Humber system films

  7. 9 March, 2015 at 11:52 amJohn Booth says:

    Second sentence is translation of first!

  8. 9 March, 2015 at 11:56 amJohn Booth says:

    In Poland they used to have an annual sea shanty festival. Don’t know if it still runs. Was great fun. In some shanties the chorus was in English for some reason. I believe that happens in (some?) French sea shanties. JB.

  9. 9 March, 2015 at 12:45 pmdylan winter says:

    that was what I feared

    it is where he goes on to express his love of sauerkraut that I find so endearing though so I think I shall leave it in

  10. 10 March, 2015 at 5:13 pmBill Connolly says:

    Dillon: Just donated 25 bucks U.S. to the cause. I had become a member earlier but was never notified of any renewal fee.. In any case I’ve gotten a lot more enjoyment from your films than this donation could ever cover. A night at the movie with the old lady and myself. And this would not include popcorn. lol. If you need any encouragement (I doubt it) all I can say is keep up the excellent work. Looking forward to the Scotland films. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Cruising the Solent with the new boat series of films. Always enjoy the google earth preview of the cruising gounds mixed in with the actual travels.

  11. 10 March, 2015 at 6:04 pmdylan winter says:

    thanks for the generous tap Bill and the feedback – both are really valuable

    I hope you don’t make your lovely wife watch this stuff

    do you ever go back to the Alde or the Broads

    some of those films look pretty good on a big telly


  12. 10 March, 2015 at 10:39 pmjack says:

    Dylan, I have set up a PayPal account and can only think it was a moment of madness. Once its sorted I can donate….. I suppose I had to be dragged screaming and kicking into the 21st century. Now, I’m deeply concerned you are suffering from drinking “cheap” whisky in the cockpit at nights and therefore feel the need to supply you with a decent tipple that won’t make you blind. I have your address, let me know what you really like and I’ll send it to you. If you leave it to me it will be a single malt from Islay….. Jack

  13. 10 March, 2015 at 11:36 pmdylan winter says:


    that would be splendid

    I have spent many years working on degrading my whisky palate

    However….. if you insist…. I love a peaty one

    and I promise not to drink it until I am standing in my companionway watching the sun go down in a Scottish anchorage with the sound of the birds settling down for the night around me


  14. 11 March, 2015 at 8:36 amdylan winter says:

    but what do you get from it J

    Incidentally, a few years ago a local sailors wife made me a cake

    I then got three cakes through the post

    one from the USA from a retired chief of police. His was compressed and hard It was fruit held slightly apart with a tiny amount of fat and sugar. It came vacuum packed from the states.

    It was the perfect sailors cake – immortal, nutritious, dense. I savoured that cake. The first week I ate half of it – the second week half of what was left, the third week again half of it.

    Wow I am looking forward to this summer afloat

    aaaaagh! it has been a long winter


  15. 11 March, 2015 at 8:13 pmjack says:

    Well it’s not easy to define. I’m just glad there’s MOB’S like yourself firstly enjoying this fantastic coastline , and for a poultry sum we get to journey and enjoy the places we should visit. Don’t stop and hopefully you will get the support……. Keep sailing D

  16. 1 September, 2018 at 8:43 pmPeter Roach says:

    Nice to see the church (St. Mildreds) where my parents were buried. My family has hundreds years of history on Medina, and the blog showed the river nicely. Thank you

  17. 4 September, 2018 at 10:03 amdylan winter says:

    thanks Peter – the Medina is a lovely river – so quiet at the top – so busy at the bottom.

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