back in the days when I was an inland sailor

I have been out sailing the duck punt – reminded me about sailing Port Meadow

the best fun an old bloke can have when laid on his back

This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.

13 Responses to “back in the days when I was an inland sailor”

  1. 30 May, 2017 at 6:18 pmDave Barker says:

    Hi Dylan, good fun eh? Presumably, the gates were locked (to protect people and children I guess?) which is why you pushed the punt through a handily bent railing. I kept imagining some authoritarian figure saying “Oy! You can’t do that there ‘ere!” and “…what do you know about that bent railing, sir? …….. I see, very convenient for you though, wasn’t it sir?”

    What happened to the Bank Holiday Sunday video on the Deben? Have you taken it down? I thought you expressed yourself very well. Many of us feel the same way.

    Finally, what was the music at the beginning of this duck punt video?

  2. 30 May, 2017 at 9:43 pmAdam Easton says:

    That was fun. :-)))))

  3. 31 May, 2017 at 10:16 amTim says:

    The music is Secret Garden by Nocturne.

    Dylan, as ever, the soundscapes to your clips are wonderful.

  4. 1 June, 2017 at 5:44 pmKevin Tisdall says:

    Wonderful. Great fun and entertainment. Tap coming.


  5. 3 June, 2017 at 8:16 pmPhilipp says:

    Dylan, that’s the way to do it!
    The simple essence of clutterless sailing!

    I’m just about to buy a sail equipped faltboat that I can carry with my bicycle-trailer to discover all the places my 31ft deep-keel “monster” and all the noisy mobos can’t get to.
    That’s the core…

    Best wishes for your project and peace of mind!


    • 4 June, 2017 at 7:51 amdylan winter says:

      there is no doubt that a small boat is simpler to manage – but it does not get you those mornings when you wake up, put the kettle, slide that hatch back on a new day and a new place …. you look, you listen…… the kettle boils and you sip your morning tea …. the world is a good place.

  6. 4 June, 2017 at 9:22 amBreccan says:

    Your punt goes at a fair lick, doesn’t it? Or were you speeding up the film?

    • 4 June, 2017 at 11:07 amdylan winter says:

      no speeding up in that one but the punts do feel fast…. some of it feels faster than it is because you are so close to the water…. but I am always surprised at how well they sail.

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