on up the North Sea with the winds staying more or less on the beam. Three classic North Sea Harbours.
Excellent film!The Vimeo download (720P/578MB) looked great on my laptop.
Nice shots of Scarborough. My Gran’s ashes are scattered up near the castle. Note to self, as a Tyke, I must sail round the East Coast, anyone fancy a boat swap with a Centaur in Loch Sween, Sound of Jura area?
some circumnavigators talk about the east coast being the boring bit – well it got me pretty excited and kept me entertained for six years
Yer but you are talking East Coast, I’m talking east coast of Yorkshire. It may well be boring compared with the twidly bits round where I sail, but as a Yorkshireman I feel a need to at least give it a try.My folks had one season trying to sail out of Grimsby in the late ’70’s and it was a disaster. They moved to the Clyde the following season.I may do a circumnavigation one day. Getting the balance right between doing it in a season or two and doing it to your time scale won’t be easy.
I buried my bow in the Humber system for almost a year – lovely trips along the rivers and I barely scratched the surface
small boat, easy drop mast, shallow draft – the world is you oyster
buy something cheap and cheerful from boats and outboards
reliable outboard, origo, lilo…what more do you need
I am thoroughly enjoying the season 6 films and hopefully will be exploring this area next year, any recommendations on a good pilot guide. My library only extends to the Humber at the moment and no further north.
here we go
this is a most excellent book and was the one I used most
what boat? send snaps asap
Thanks Dylan, It’s a depth challenged Ohlson 38, so should make its new home of the wash quite interesting, under repairs at the moment at the river blackwater and looking a bit sorry for herself but will send a picture when she is better and makes it to Wells next to the Sea hopefully in spring.
bloddy nora manhttp://www.seeberg.com/phpAlbum/photos_77e04c96/Ohlson_38/2009_pictures/2009_olhson_launch/DSCN4264.jpg
If only mine looked as good as that, that’s concours, mines more barn find but looking forward to taking her to some of the deeper parts you visited on you travels up the east coat. Thanks for the book recommendation cheques in the post to them now.
Loved the film. After the comment about the burial of Jimmy Saville I not sure the expression ” bummer” was the best choice of phrase …………..
Wonderful film, much superior to the BBC ‘coast’ with the guy with th annoying screechy scotch accent
Fantastic series, much enjoying the slow pace.The classic yacht shown in the Scarborough footage is my own boat ‘Suna’ (1936). She is one of the fleet of German Navy ‘Windfall Yachts’ claimed by UK forces in 1939 as an payment for vessels lost in the War. There were about 50 yachts sized from Kiel and spread out around UK and Europe. Suna, a 30sqm, was used as sail training and RnR by the Army in Malta until the 1960s. There are about 10 vessels left of the fleet and we try and share stories and photos on https://www.facebook.com/TheWindfallYachtsThanks!