I was asked to write four pages about shallow sailing for the Uks largest selling sailing magazine Practical Boat Owner
here is the item from PBO here
it is a pdf but can be opened by lots of progs on your computer
Do I see a new career as a scribe in your future? That was a very well written and persuasive article, well done. It gives a wonderfull credibility to gunkholing when you think of a round britain trip being the same distance as a trip around the world.
I have been a written hack for many years, done a couple of books about long distance journeys on horse back so I have spent most of my life bashing out words. Sadly the sailing magazines are not ingreat fettle at the moment – although PBO does want me to write a few pages about Duck Punts. I also write a column for an American sailing magazine called Small Craft Advisor – I will start posting the column in these blogs
I just subscribie to SCA. I was in Port Tounsend 2summers ago but I did not know of the magazine at that time or I would have droped in and said hello. It looks like just the kind of thing I enjoy reading. Speaking of reading, have you read any of Roger Taylor’s books about mingming?
PS. I ashamed to say I had to google ‘fettle’. I had only ever used it as ‘fettling’, as to maintain or to improve the condition of something.
Fettle is really the same usage – the magazines are not in great financial condition – too many adverts going to the webe. Although the magazines look and read ebtter than they ever have. I confess that I have not read any of Roger Taylor’s books. I read a lot of hostory books and I am very intersted in sailing ships and vessels of the past – but long offshore voyages frighten the pants off me.
A great yarn, thanks Dylan. Hope you’re taking notes to write the Keep Turning Left book once you’ve made it around…
Good Practical Boat Owner article, sir.
Way to go.
Thanks for sharing your evolving sensibilites regarding cruising boats, valued destinations, pace, perspective, the whole thing. It makes us look forward to the next parts of your journey, no matter where it leads you.
Keep going and good luck.