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My address is Genoa Lodge, Deben Lane, Waldringfield, Suffolk IP12 4QN
If I am to re-boot the series with a boat that can keep me, the camera gear and my clothes dry and warm I need to average £2K per film - or about a third of the money that the bikini sailors earn per Week. Thanks for considering helping that happen
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.
just one thing…. what do the words mean?
Nice to see that the Westerly actually heels when there is a stiff breeze. Soon time to head to Scotland?
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.
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!
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
Second sentence is translation of first!JB
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
D,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
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
thanks Peter – the Medina is a lovely river – so quiet at the top – so busy at the bottom.