Brilliant. A grand start to a very dreich Sunday down south.
hosing down here in Suffolk Ted
Don’t apologise about the organ man Dylan — that was a brilliant slice of life.
I know that such organs can be rather annoying…. but I had no idea what was inside those boxes. I thought it was just a case of cranking a handle. I had no idea he was “conducting” a tiny orchestra. He also has a lovely accent. It was funny when he offered something more modern and then put on “won’t you come home Bill Bailey”. He also said that he had spent as much on music rolls as he had spent on the organ.
Very nice indeed. I have to say that I actually don’t miss the background music as I prefer the sound of sailing above the music.Just out of curiosity from a chronological point of view, when did this all actually take place Dylan, was this last year?
Most of this was filmed in the brief summer of 2015. I had left Katie up there in the hope of carrying on around in her – the plan was to take her through the canal. Ran out of cash and had to get her home and into the garden where the overheads woud be nothing for a while. So I sailed the socks off her that summer and then trailered her homw from Inverness in late summer.
Then I found more money, bought lily M and sailed her for a year. I aim to post two summers and a winter’s worth of film before March – then the cupboard will be bare and I will see where I stand.
I think that editing films I shot three years ago gives a sense of perspective about what is unimportant.
Mr Pettigrew, what a lovely man…….you’ve met a few characters on your travels ! How can we forget the ‘Seagull’ man, the fish tickler of Wells, and the man who digs worms for bait and hides them in his fridge hoping his wife doesn’t find them !
What a place for changeable weather, agreed that the best place to be in a storm is securely tied up to something that’s not going to move and with your keel resting on the bottom….not a lot of fun when the tide comes back …but good whilst it lasts.
January 31 – February 1, 1918Battle of May Island.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_May_Island
it is odd that they called it a battle – disaster of May island perhaps would be a better moniker
Holy cow! Over here we call such a series of unfortunate events a “fuster cluck”!
Both voice over and on camera commentary sounds fine. I love the ambient sounds – nearly as powerful as the video for transporting me all the way to the UK from CA. And the bit of history always adds some depth. Don’t leave out too much of what is “unimportant” – I could have watched this happily if it had been three times as long. Would have liked to have seen those folks scramble their sail down as they made it into the harbor with the wind and waves shoving them along. Many thanks for your efforts. I try to film a bi from my little “Polywog”, but when I think of digging out the camera I often decide just to stay in the moment. So I appreciate what you do.
Thanks for your work Dylan. I enjoy your relaxed commentary and historical details.
thanks Chris – getting it to sound relaxed takes more time than I thought it would