KTLer Nik is cicrumnavigating leftwards around the UK in a Jeaneau
he said he did it because he had seen my films
Good effort Nik I enjoyed that, saw the DW influence right away such that the standard he sets.I think you have a good protege there Dylan.CheersBryan
Liked the films .Had to look up what .Contemperaneous means.
I hope he can keep posting the films as he goes
as for the word… I am the founder member of SPUW
the Society for the Promulgation of Useful Words
I had to look up ‘Promulgation’ and I conclude that in the mastery of words Dylan you are indeed a humdinger!
Hmmm.I hate to say it, but Dylan did set such a high standard with his films that it will be VERY difficult for anyone to do something (almost) as good. Nik is doing good job, but this is not even close to Mr DW films. However thumbs up to Nik and good luck with his trip !
I think that films can be good in another way – not much history/wildlife/navigation but there is a raw pleasure to be had from sharing a journey in a small boat
agree, but I think it is esential to have engaging ( in lack of better term ) narative, clear audio and steady camera (hand )…. without that it is difficult ( at least for me ) to join the “journey”……
The latest from the admirable Nik Lever from Loch Ness, and no, he hasn’t been eaten by the monster:
“I’ve made the decision that Oban is my final port and that after that the boat goes up for sale. Rivers and the Med appeal and the Western Isles on a 40-50 footer with a group of guys but not on a 24 footer solo. I’ve had a lot of fun doing short weekend sails on Papillon, but she is simply too small for an extended trip.”
Nik points out the chilly nights even in summer and the bad weather he’s experienced for much of his time in Scotland! A real shame but it puts what Dylan has achieved into perspective…
he started, he did some tough sailing. Good on him. In my mind that makes him better than the people who said they would do it but never made the first step. Perhaps I should have left the camera running on the crap bits for longer than I did. I have heard that La vagabonde are planning scottish jaunt.