|Four minutes of sublime sailing on the Moray
the music is from the Kruger Brothers
Oh dear Dylan, a really nasty business. It sure illustrates the need for a dry boat, and a haven from the wet and windy conditions up north. I certainly hope that you manage to eradicate the fungal stuff and are restored to pristine condition soonest. Good luck.
I am not sure where this is heading –
the good news is that I can continue sailing – but for the time being only day sailing in east anglia
That’s a bummer.. thanks for the Moray series Dylan, I loved them all, a few crisp oncers inbound to treat your trench related decomposition. The old army foot and body powder was great for rot. Probably now banned by the EU as being likely to cause death. Good luck for this summer.
Mycota powder – it still exists – I let my guard down and need to stop using marina showers and find a way of drying sleeping bags and socks while on board. I am reasonably certain the strain I still have was picked up in Port Edgar. If you remember the army and my boarding school used to paint the feet of offenders with purple gunk – it was like the mark of the devil. If you were a carrier and were caught without your slippers by a prefect they would beat you with a slipper – which had a satisfying circularity to it. Thanks for the chip in – I will not spend any of it on anti-fungal agents as the quack is onto it and being over 60 the governement has now joined the fight and is contributing towards the costs of unguents, powders and pills.
PS – bloomin odd subject for a blog – however, be careful out there old blokes. I am asrtonished to reporrt that the second film has more hits than the one with the music – not sure what to make of that. Has anyone watched it twice?
Once was enough Dylan — having rotted in a damp climate too you have my utmost sympathy.
let this be a lesson to you old blokes
I am now too old to tough it out
the good news is that I can win …. and then I have to take it more seriously
I can go back to scotland – but only in a warm boat – no more using marina showers, lots of Mycota, 1000 pairs of socks
Pretty sure you didn’t need to be in your jocks for the last shot. Will buy latest series on dvd and wash my eyeballs out with iodine if it eases your pain.
I did warn you not to look – being in my Keks was probably not the worst thing in the image.
PS – DVDs died years ago
Not a pretty sight! (But we were warned.) A good circulation of fresh clean warm air is said to be agood preventative – perhaps that’s why they wear kilts in that neck of the woods. Good luck with thenext stage of your travels.
Ah, boarding school…scrot rot, verrucas, a damn good caning and lots of Holy Mass, empire building stuff. After that the Army was a joy. Going back to Beauly how high we’re the three wires Dylan? I fancy going up there. Again many thanks for all your films, particularly my home ground the Moray Firth.
scrot rot – excellent. Do you remember the cough and drop?
Needless to say I did not send my son to a boarding school.
I am going to guess that Katies gunter mast is 20 feet above the water. Therre eemed to be stacks of room. Mt favourite bit was the mud flats with the geese -spectacular.
Just love all your filming. yep a nice dry boat warm heater seems to be the answer. Sorry to hear of your scot and foot rot a most painful condition I can sympathise with. As to music I enjoy the stuff you select that Caledonia is a great number. All best wishes will send some shekels soon.Bryan T
Cough and drop…why? Thanks for the height info, I guess I’m about the same as you. All the best Dylan.
at the age of 12 we had to strip to our underpants and stand in line. A doctor we had never met would put his hands down our pants and ask us to cough. It was to see if your balls had dropped. If they hadn’t then they would take you off to hospital and “help” your balls to drop. Fortunately mine had dropped so I never went through part 2. This was back in the late 60s so the world was a different place. I am sure I could have handled anything the army chose to throw at me – I had heard that it is a civilised place compared to an English boarding shool. I am told that thee RAF is even more civilised.
there are some cracking places up the Beauly to overnight. One place is by a bend in the river – four feet of water at low tide, well sheltered by a belt of woodland. The sound of the birds in the morning was sublime.
You live by a wonderful firth – the best place to sail I have yet to see – although I am told that thee west coast isands are even better. Not sure now if I will get back there until 2023
Eeeekkk..too much info, I was at a Catholic school and it wasn’t as bad as that, although we did have a padre whose nickname was Tool Dangle, ‘nuf said.
Really looking forward to this season newly berthed in Lossiemouth. Launching next Friday. Definitely heading for Beauly.
Long time. I was wondering how the fungal stuff was healing?
thanks for asking Ted. The skin affliction is much better and I am back sailing – but only up and down the east coast while saving up for the warm boat for cold places. I will post the final series of films this coming winter….then the cupboard will be bare and I m not sure what the future holds. I want to get back to filming in scotland —-but cannot see how I can afford that until 2023 when I get a pension pot.
I am sure you have been over all your options many times. Would you consider buying another good Centaur (or similar) and continuing the trail south from the Clyde back to Bembridge, sailing only in the warmer months and covering just the west coast? This would just about fill your time until 2023 – and keep us supplied with good quality vlogs (or whatever they are called these days). Then you might buy your ‘liner’ and do the West coast of Scotland, the islands and Ireland. You will have considered this, I know, so its just a thought. Hope you are enjoying your east coast sailing and the fine weather. All the best, Martin
Dylan, I really enjoyed that one and will tap again in the near future. I would love to download all of your videos for watching again on a big screen TV. Can’t figure out how to do it and would gladly pay you whatever you wish to charge. Tried Vimeo but still not sure how to download from there. As an aside I really prefer your videos with the music and or commentary.
thanks JS – they are all on youtube – so you can add a video ripper to the add ons on your browser. It will then insert a download button into the youtube page and you can rip away to your hearts content.
My plan is to remove all the music from the past films and post them on the website at $1 a pop. I am sure it will not work very well…. but worth a try. There is a canal boater who is doing the same thing.
all his videos have the sound of his engine going in the background
The snag is that running a boat in scotland was costing me £6,000 a year – that sounds lot but hauls outs, haul ins, marinas, moorings at peak times of year, travel to and from scotland was the killer.I would also hate to lose out on the winter sailing – that is when the light is at its best….. My next plan, following the failure of the buskers cup is $1 per film. Low res for free, high res for $1. I have nothing to lose at this stage. So if any of you want to keep films rather than paying a dollar a pop then now is the time to start ripping them.
Dylan, have you seen this boat?https://www.facebook.com/groups/339238193085881/permalink/896004667409228/?sale_post_id=896004667409228
Steel hull, bilge plates, enclosed…. 10k
the link is to a closed group – but always interested in boats for sale
Worth Joining Dylan, Boats and Bits advice and Tips. Being the Skint Sailor I’m always on the hunt for boaty bargains. Closed groups limit the number of competitors!
But the synopsis is: 36ft Steel hull Ketch Rig Roamer MkIII with enclosed steering position.
aha – far too big. I have discovered that marinas will often find a cheap overwinter corner for a small one. I am also not that keen on the amount of work involved with steel yachts. I have been neighbours to steel boats – the onwers spend a lot of time with wire brushes. At 34 feet my Tohatsu would never push it along when I get a rope around the main prop of the big engine goes pop.
Your videos are an art form…superb photography…excellent choice of music…superb locations…Scotland is unique…your wife appears somewhat shy…but has a beautiful smile…Cheers…MKC