The Caribbean seems to be getting crowded with vloggers
Ran sailing have now been travelling with the old sea dog.
this is the old sea dog
it is beginning to remind me of the classic Monty Python Alan Wicker sketch
Spot on D, one really has to choose between them or you can sit there all day. BTW I’m going to see John Cleese in DK next year where he will be doing his ‘last chance to see me before I die’ tour.
having seen those rolly crowded anchorages (only on youtube) where the tennis court sized cats swing around like pendulums and people raise their dinghies at night so that they do not get nicked puts me off ever going there. I feel that after watching quite a lot of those films I know nuffink about where they are or where they have been.
Give me a quiet Scottish anchorage any day of the week – even if it lashing down
Hehhehheh, reminds me of my favorite quote from “The Hunt for Red October”;
– Jeffrey Pelt: Mr. Ambassador, you have nearly a hundred naval vessels operating in the North Atlantic right now. Your aircraft has dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?– Ambassador Lysenko: You make your point as delicately as ever, Mr. Pelt.
…Seriously, I suspect too-many are just chasing YouTube Dollars and Patreon click-bait, rather than having an authentic POV to share. Hence the bikini-clad rank-amateurs blundering-about committing public narcissism afloat on a shoe-string budget.
Sadly, Hurricanes Irma and Maria failed to thin-the-herd and cull the losers and fame-chasers sufficiently..
Agree there is no end of garbage out there but these two are actually quite good!
Well I do not think there is anything that smacks of a lack of authenticity by either RAN Sailing or Adventures of an Old Seadog.
If you don’t like them don’t watch them.
They both happen (coincidence) to be passing through the Caribbean at the same time.
Get over it.
deepest apologies Norman. I was not saying anything about authenticity. I have no real idea what it is when it comes to the making of voyaging videos. Deep down I think the most authentic people would sail adventurously and never tell a soul of their exploits.
I am a great admirer of the work ethic of the warm water vloggers who put up a good 20 minute film every week.
amazing stuff. I learn a lot from them. It must be bloody hard work making those films on laptops in hot hulls.
We all like to think that in some way our path through life is unique – even taking off in a yacht to sail some-where warm, clear and beachy is now a well trod path – making a film about it is also a path where around 50 people are doing it in the same area at any one time. There is humour in that.
I have never met another vlogger while sailing around the UK, but each year I meet twenty old blokes authentically sailing around this cold yet interesting little island in a wide variety of suitable yachts.
On the carribean films I see the crowded swell filled anchorages where tightly packed tennis court sized cats swing madly to every breeze – I see the music pouring from the beach bars…. not my sort of sailing at all – but still fun to drop by and see how they are building an audience and take a peak at their patreon stats.
And if you listen to Barry Perrins he feels the same way and tries to stay away from crowds.Seeing these genuine interesting folks meet up warms my heart.Sure we all like to sail to getaway from the rat race or what ever drives you but enjoying social interaction from time to time is definatly part of the experience. The people you interview , typically not sailors , are some of the most interesting parts of your video. Think” The shop keeper with nobody to take over , the man growing lupins,the kid catching crabs……”The true long term cruisers are definatly a community it just makes sense to be friends.Cheers WarrenPs I don’t like term ‘liveboards’ as they tend to not be cruisers, a differently community
Btw great find of monty python clip…….perfect!Cheers Warren