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Nice one Dylan.
this was the last outing for the camera – the in-camera steady assist was starting to pack up after a summer of salt air. I might let the youtube stabiliser have a go at the film to see if that can get rid of some of the wobbles – let me know. The next film which will take us down the crinan canal is with a replacement camera so no problems
Aahhh.. this time I must have been one of the first viewers of this new video.Seen a few minutes. Decided I would save the rest for tonight, to really enjoy in the most relaxed manner thinkable..
Hats off to you again, Dylan!
Thanks once more for that very nice film Dylan, I had a fantastic morning watching your film while enjoying my coffee!My contribution is on the way…
Off topic: During my search for a pocket cruiser I found a quote from an unknown sailer that I would like to share with you:
They are everywhere among us – wanderers, adventurers, poets, romantics. They may be disguised as businessman, as teachers or laborers, but beneath the trappings of conformity and sociability their hearts beat to the rhythm of an ocean swell, their ears hear a hissing, foaming wake and warm trade winds singing through the rigging, their eyes see beyond the cities pallor to palm-fringed beaches and star-lit coves. Their minds accept their everyday lives, but their souls reject it with every breath. For some, the dream must manifest itself, and that manifestation can only take one form: a sailboat…
Took me back to some great Scottish sailing trips, thanks.
It is such an astonishing place to sail – amazing
Absolutely marvellous, you have exceeded your previous work again!I have chipped in what I can, you gave me great pleasure on a cold winter’s evening.Can’t wait for more, and we have to get you off to the Hebrides again!
Thanks Dave – I hope that it did not come across as too wobbly in places – the camera was giving me some gip after the tough summer. There are around eight more films to come before I run out of material. They will cover the shallow bits of the scottish east coast – to the top of the Tay, Forth and Moray in the trailer sailer and then the buying of the short lived second Centaur and a partial summer scottish trip
Another wonderful film Dylan, we missed the NW mainland when we “kept turning right” and went up the inside of the outer Hebrides, but we did go into Arisaig where we beached ‘Norman James’ just off the approach channel. It was a bit otherworldly when the tide went out and left the boat amidst sand and rocks with no sea in sight – fantastic place. Must have a look up the Kyle of Lochalsh next time we are up that way though!
What a brilliant film. Thanks so much. You must go back and explore further. The summer islands look so great. As a ‘lowland’ and river sailer the Scottish landscapes are a bit overpowering, but wonderful.Is there any chance you can continue,your Scottish journey in some fashion this year? I really look forward to seeing more. I do chip in and am keen to support your generosity to those who’s adventures don’t yet reach the waters of the North.
Brilliant as always Dylan. Happily chipped in!Just one minuscule correction: Gavin Maxwell’s otter was named Mijbil. Tarka the Otter was the creation of Henry Williamson and swam in the rivers of Devon.
Ace! – as we 70 year old youngsters say. Sad to see the Centaur on a yard trailer, though.
Lovely, so glad that you had such a good trip. The West is unbeatable.
Point of order, Mackay and Mackie are not the same! I’ll say bugger for you.
good point – version three on its way up with new deceased mackays
– gavin maxwell has gone
Nice again. Keep them coming.
nine more… and then….
Very nice.Spotted a fishing rod deployed there off the stern at 33:40 – never noticed you fishing on the boat before. Or was it that the provisions were running low – very low by the sounds of it.Fish, mussels, can we maybe expect sushimi recipes?
not from me…. and not from her
as for fishing …. just wait for the next film
Thanks Dylan lovely film
Just noticed you need a Wee edit to your spelling of Badachro or we’ll start getting pernickety with you?
Keep them coming
Man you’ve seen some lovely places…
I have been very lucky to get up there – a lot of hours at the editing desk to get there though. I would have seen a lot more if I had just gone off and bought a Halberg Rassey and not made any films
That’s a strange thing to say .
I guess what I am saying is that if I were able to justify it to myself I would just have gone sailing rather than buggering about mastering DVDs and stuffing them into jiffy bags. This has been a very strange journey.
….Two bits of pitta bread….half pint of milk going off……almost no coffee….no cereal….one tomato….no fresh veg….no potatoes.…onions….rice….tinned tomatoes…..loads of pasta….loads of tomato sauce…..sun dried tomatoes….only whiskey and rum…
So what happened next?
Will put a sheet of the folding stuff in the post so you can stock up with Hardtack to prevent any such an occurrence happening again.
Jill made a lovely pasta meal – with mussels collected from moorings which I washed down with co-op coffee
afters was chocolate washed down with rum
pretty good meal I reckon
Loved the film Dylan,Watching it here on a balmy Sunday evening dreaming of waterways I’ll probably never get to explore.Please keep going onto Ireland.Contribution on its way.Love your work.
thanks M – the plan is to spend a year around the Irish sea exploring both coasts and then a season around the west side of ireland and then up the shannon – if I can. It is all hanging in the balance a bit at the moment though because ireland would be really, really expensive.
Time will tell.
There are signs that more of the regular lurkers – the first 3,000 or so to hit every film as soon as it is posted – are beginning to realise that making films costs a modest amount of money and some effort.
The next film is about delivering Harmony to Glasgow for selling her and will have a changed format. Less history, more sailing. Still no bikinis though.
Dylan: You sent me a nice note that I now cannot read (can’t access the email you sent it to now or in the future). Anyhow … I read a few parts of it but not the entire thing. If you could resend to my new email (which I believe you can see but not the general folks reading along).
I would never wear a bikini in Scotland, that’s for sure.Thank you for your hard work, your films were always professional but the quality of the production increases with each release.
Yet another superb film, D. Watched it twice: once when it first came out, and again tonight. Chromecasted it to the big telly this time, piped the audio through the tuner-mixer and out through the big speakers. Flawless.
I can truly appreciate the grind of sitting forever behind a screen to produce a video, but your efforts pay off in artistry. Whether the effort is worth it to you remains to be seen, I guess. Sounds like it’s wearing a bit thin.
Can’t remember if I tipped after last month’s viewing, so I did this time. Hope you can hang in there with a few more vids, at least you can get back out on the water and recharge the spirit. Great stuff.
making the films in the winter is not bad…. as long as the sun is not shining…. then I just walk away from the desk and go out on the river. Bit of a cold mankie snap at the moment here – so currently making a string of films/blogs about the delivery. I will post one a day starting tonight.
Hi Dylan, had some catching up to do, so I sailed through episodes 15 – 18 almost as fast as you did. The scenery reminded me of some of the cruising I got up to this past summer on the remote Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia – I guess there’s a reason we call it “New Scotland”. Sent you an honest tap for the enjoyment you rendered. The next leg of the voyage looks a bit daunting though…a dozen films looks like a lot of screen time, but I am assuming they’re shorter.Cheers,Jim
Hi Dylan, I was concerned that you had chucked the whole thing and taken up growing roses instead. I’m seriously pleased to see my fears were groundless. My sailing plans are on hold due to a pending eye operation then a haul out for repairs and maintenance. I shall check the piggy bank as I’m way behind on your adventures.Cheers, Gary