KTL 8:3 Fraserburg to Banff –

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With five of us aboard a lot of stills were being taken and their view of the experience is as valid as mine. So I have attempted to move comfortably between still and moving images. The bits of dialogue you can hear in the background are as they were picked up by the mike at the time. taken

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Fraserburg was a bit of a shock

I do hope I have not upset any fishermen by using the final trawl song. I respect the quality of their work, the way they safely deal with the sea in all her moods. They work hard. It is just that their days are numbered - even the deep sea blokes.

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the films are getting more complex so I thought you might like to see what the time-line looks like



If you expand the image you can see the video tracks above the line - the stills have pink tops. Below the line are the audio tracks - the blue ones are audio from the films - sometimes they have been  slid around a little so that they fit the pictures better. The green tracks are the music and the voice over.


Incidentally, this morning I got a comment on one of the paypal taps

I like the films because....: I just watch the pictures as being totally deaf, the dialog is not available to me. Wish it was though!

No sound of the water creaming around the bow, the noise of the seabirds under those massive cliffs, the woodland birds in the morning when you are stuffed right up a creek among the trees, the sigh of the boat as she lifts off the sand with the incoming tide

as my dad used to say

"count your blessings"




This is about KTL 8 Scotland, Sailing around Britain.

44 Responses to “KTL 8:3 Fraserburg to Banff –”

  1. 16 October, 2015 at 5:45 pmPhil Sitch says:

    Can’t wait !!!!!!

  2. 16 October, 2015 at 8:22 pmChuck says:


    Loved it. I’ll click the paypal button (though I loathe pp) when it’s up or perhaps send another book if I can find one as fun to read as Kawabunga’s South Seas Adventure or both. I do prefer to binge watch you films so now I have start them over at the beginning.


  3. 16 October, 2015 at 8:37 pmLady Penelope says:

    Great film, great family and great boat.My Centaur came out today for the winter, so the “fettling season starts!

  4. 16 October, 2015 at 9:26 pmBart (from Belgium) says:

    I totally agree! Dylan: for several months your stuff will be the only light in the darkness again. Keep on Turning Left please!!

  5. 16 October, 2015 at 10:06 pmdylan winter says:

    It keeps me going through the wet and manky days as well

    it is also pretty weird looking back at rushes I shot a year ago and see how the context feels different now

    so many things in the shots I did not realise was there at the time

    a lot of water under keels since then so I should be able to keep a steady flow of films going through the winter


  6. 17 October, 2015 at 2:59 amRob O'Neill says:

    Awesome, Dylan. Thanks.

  7. 17 October, 2015 at 2:06 pmWarren says:

    Magic! Just magic!
    I’m off for my final bash around the buoys for the season.
    Then I can come home and dream of my cruising days to come (how I got started)

  8. 17 October, 2015 at 5:39 pmJonathan Sharman says:

    Me too. last bash before Ardea comes out for the winter, first time she has been out of the water for winter since I bought her so she deserves some serious fettling. Really enjoyed the film, looking forward to the adventure unfolding.

  9. 17 October, 2015 at 6:14 pmBarry says:

    Great film and the perfect time to post it. We had some snow flurries along the shores of Lake Michigan today, but I’ve got one more four day trip next week before the boat gets pulled from the water. Your film makes me want to leave today.

  10. 17 October, 2015 at 7:22 pmdylan winter says:

    thanks B

    well it is a dull grey old day here

    making the films makes me want to go sailing as well

    really looking forward to this coming winter

    should be sailing Centaur 2 on Thursday/Friday

    They should be going up fairly regularly from now until the spring

    of course…. if the sun shines whne a winter high arrives I will be off to the boat

    but I will blog with words and stills


  11. 17 October, 2015 at 7:34 pmWarren says:

    Loved the pic of the large tuna, I forgot they used to be in the North Sea……..I mean it they were once!

    And my goodness
    There’s a lot goes into these videos , hence why it take you a week to put together
    Good on yer! Cheers

  12. 17 October, 2015 at 9:38 pmdylan winter says:

    I did not know that until I got to scarborough where there is a statue of one

    the fishermen never really learn when to stop

    North Sea Tuna – still there in the fifties – these were from the dogger bank – now extinct in the area


  13. 18 October, 2015 at 4:05 amSusan Reese says:

    When the ocean dies so goes the future of the shortsighted species who caused it. I’ve seen encouraging conservation news and Sea Sheppard just captured some of the biggest fish pirates of all. They sunk their boat to hide the evidence but Sea Sheppard has plenty of video.

  14. 18 October, 2015 at 8:06 amdylan winter says:

    It makes me very sad – the worst are the dredgers – bloomin madness.

  15. 18 October, 2015 at 11:35 amAndrew Wilkinson says:

    As Barry commented a “Great film and the perfect time to post it”, could not put it better myself. Clearly a lot of time goes into editing, but the end result is well worth it – thank you. I was interested in seeing Fraserburgh again. Working for BT in the 80’s I was getting bored looking after local telephone exchanges in South Yorkshire and applied to transfer to BT’s Mormond Hill radio station a few miles south of Fraserburgh. I’d dabbled in amateur radio so working at a tropospheric scatter radio station which provided communication to the oil rigs over the horizon sounded up my street. Internal red tape prevented me getting the job, and I look back on how different life would have been. I remember being asked if I had any objection to taking some radio courses even if the date of the exams clashed with the peat cutting. Mormon Hill also had huge billboard antenna which formed a link in the North Atlantic Radio System used to protect(!) us from missile attack. It linked Fylingdales to Torshavn on the Faeroes and eventually to NORAD in America.

  16. 18 October, 2015 at 4:42 pmdylan winter says:

    your kids would have had scottish accents, you might have been expressing your love for Sturgeon, flying a Saltire from your stern and started drinking black market whiskey from the bottles that have escaped under the wire from the local distilleries.

  17. 18 October, 2015 at 10:28 pmAndrew Wilkinson says:

    Accents, Flags and Whisky not a problem. Sturgeon, well I have to say she’s a canny intelligent political operator and adds some colour. I’m looking forward to your plans for Lily-M, have you a list of jobs to prepare her for sailing this winter? As you are in part responsible for us buying our first boat in June this year I’m keen to learn from you and figure out how I can sail through the winter with my wife in reasonable comfort. We do have shore power so a de-humidifier looks on the cards while we are in Island Harbour Marina, our base.

  18. 18 October, 2015 at 10:37 pmAde says:

    Fab film, so well put together thanks.

  19. 18 October, 2015 at 10:40 pmdylan winter says:

    Just a fan heater is all you need

    hot air moving around will dry everything out

    while at anchor I do find a tray of candles can help to keep the inside of the boat okay for a night

    but the moisture will win and you need to get back to that fan heater

    prop the cushions upright when you leave the boat to allow the air to circulate

    buy her some excellent thermals and warm footwear

    I sail in those cheapish canvas style walking boots (beware of not getting soles that mark the decks)

    separate sleeping bags

    I always find two cheap sleeping bags is better than one expensive one

    a hat in bed

    a hot water bottle during the day

    don’t go sailing if it is going to rain

    winter sailing is for calm low wind days – sparkling amazing days

    a good walk in the morning before you sail is a good idea

    Jill can only take about six hours sailing – we usually have a nip of scotch at about four in the afternoon – that seems to buy me another hour

    fruit cake, hot drinks, put the dodgers on the boat

    as for Lily M – not really sure what needs doing to her – hopefully nothing at all

    what am I saying? – I must be deluded



  20. 18 October, 2015 at 11:26 pmdylan winter says:

    cheers A

    always uncomfortable about blending stills and moving images

    it works when doing historical things with old b and w pix but stills from the journey are a different matter

  21. 19 October, 2015 at 11:07 amDave Barker says:

    Dylan, “Deluded” would be a good name for a boat wouldn’t it? Really captures the essence of what some of us get up to. In my case I’m replacing the bottom of an old plywood boat because I’ve sunk (hahahaha) so much time, effort and money into the project already that I couldn’t possibly NOT put more of the same into it. There you go, I’ll enjoy once it’s finished and sailing even though I could have bought an old GRP boat for far less but I don’t think about that if I can help it.

  22. 19 October, 2015 at 11:28 amdylan winter says:

    best not to think about the effort involved

    and I have also found that once you are in the cockpit with the tiller in your hand that all settles into context…… as in well worth while.

    When I was getting Harmony ready for Scotland I worked bloomin hard and the money was flowing like water

    Every day I questioned what I was doing and why

    then I left Littlehamptopn harbour – my pulse rate went down, the sea and wind did its thing

    and I knew it was going to be the best summer afloat I had ever had


  23. 19 October, 2015 at 11:40 amDrew says:

    Bit of a change from your usual format but works very well, It put a smile on my face on a dull autumn morning. Thanks for your good works

  24. 19 October, 2015 at 11:43 amdylan winter says:

    cheers Drew

    a smile is a great reaction

    I can ask no more

    although the tap is the cherry on the cake


  25. 19 October, 2015 at 5:57 pmDave Barker says:

    An inspiration as always Dylan. Cheers!

  26. 19 October, 2015 at 7:28 pmNormanB says:

    Brilliant work – and this guy is telling people too



  27. 19 October, 2015 at 7:35 pmdylan winter says:

    I am humbled

    he said that

    when he is feeling down he spends two hours watching KTL

    blimey man


  28. 19 October, 2015 at 10:12 pmTony K says:

    Marvelous film. I have watched it three times. The only problem I have is the slight mocking of other people’s belief systems.
    I don’t do paypal but can I send a few euros to your home address in BC.

  29. 19 October, 2015 at 10:19 pmdylan winter says:


    sorry about that

    I just can’t help myself

    if you are referring to the mention of Mary then I was not mocking the belief system but the people who think that Bonny Chance charlie and the Christ child are more or less the same thing

    surely they need mocking don’t they

    best save the money until I make a film where I don’t mock anyone at all


  30. 19 October, 2015 at 10:29 pmTony K says:

    No, I meant the funny Buddha accent.

  31. 19 October, 2015 at 10:34 pmdylan winter says:



    did not know that could be construed as insulting

    I shall be more careful in future

    Maybe I should explain

    we always do Christmas stockings in our house – and the Buddha was bought in a £1 shop and ended up in Eleanors stocking on her 8th christmas

    It lived in her room, then it some-how found its way with us on holidays and eventually became, more or less resident in the Polo – which I shared with Jake and El. He watched me teach them both to drive. Nerves of steel that figure.

    She started to half jokingly, half sincerely, believe that it was looking after her and he became a sort of st Christopher.

    One of her friends asked why she had a fat man holding an avocado in one hand and a bag of dope swung over one shoulder sitting on the dashboard of the car.

    In a way he has become part of our belief system in the family and has been with us since Eleanor was 8. He came right around Scotland – which, in her head, ensured our safe journey

    We are all very fond of him and no insult was intended to anyone’s belief system


  32. 20 October, 2015 at 12:44 amGiles says:

    Sometimes you just have to dance on the head of a pin don’t you… Amazing film – loved the music. Good to see Fraserburgh. Lots of money there.

    They’ll be putting blue plaques on harbour walls soon – Dylan was ‘ere.



  33. 6 November, 2015 at 6:29 pmJustin says:

    Sorry but are there 2 Goodrich Castles? The only one I know is in Herefordshire guarding the Wye between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth!

    Another wonderful video, Dylan.

  34. 6 November, 2015 at 6:48 pmJustin says:

    Just checked. It is indeed in Herefordshire but was sold to Earl of Kent as a ruin in 1616. It remains in Herefordshire though.

  35. 6 November, 2015 at 6:50 pmdylan winter says:


    came from a history pdf

    or maybe my brain did a sideslip

    let me know if I got the wrong castle or the wrong county



  36. 30 January, 2016 at 8:10 amMark atkinson says:

    I have just started getting in to sailing ,doing my day skippers course for knowledge and confidence it’s quite tricky for me ,not knowing anything about it but I’m Glad I’m doing it ,.I have a old Hurley20 she is a lovely little thing and I can’t wait to sail her this summer ,I have just started watching your videos ,and I want to thank you for doing them ,I really enjoy watching them,what a journey your going on or should I say been on ,something I’d like to do in the future. all the best

  37. 30 January, 2016 at 9:24 amdylan winter says:

    well done that man – excellent choice of boat too. You will be very happy together. The main thing when learning is to have a reliable outboard. Actually, the main thing for an old sailor is also to have a reliable outboard.

  38. 14 February, 2016 at 1:54 amWolfgang Bechstein says:

    Hi Dylan,
    just came back to the KTL web site after a bit of a lapse, and am happy to see that you’re still making excellent films (and excellent journeys). The fact that you have a wonderful family is an added bonus, the family shots just make me smile from ear to ear!
    Totally agree with your take on the fishing profession. Individually, many fisherfolk (not the bosses though) are amazing people, full of deep knowledge and understanding of the sea and nature. But the “take, take, take” mentality (which seems to be the same the world over) just kills their own livelihood eventually, and damages lots of other things in the process.
    Anyhow, I look forward to seeing some more films on the site that I haven’t checked out yet.

  39. 14 February, 2016 at 7:29 amdylan winter says:

    cheers W,

    it is interesting to see the way that names come and go on the website – I think that blokes come and have an intensive catch up for a week or so, watch a few films and then move on – maybe back to sailing their own boats (which is a good thing of course). I am sure that I would do the same thing and definitely spend less time on the web in the summer that is for sure.


  40. 16 February, 2016 at 4:45 amWolfgang Bechstein says:

    Yes, doing my own sailing was part of it (though I sometimes used to watch your films also while on my boat).
    At the moment, however, I am boatless in Managua (long story, to do with my wife’s work).
    Looking forward to eventually getting back on the water though.

  41. 16 February, 2016 at 6:59 amdylan winter says:

    boatless….. boatless….. quick… buy a boat asap…. or build a duck punt

  42. 17 February, 2016 at 3:55 amWolfgang Bechstein says:

    Actually a duck punt _might_ work on Lake Nicaragua (at least in some of the bays and on relatively quiet days), but looking at my hands, I see two left ones with five thumbs on each. Boat building definitely isn’t for me.
    I’ll be watching your films, going on the occasional foray in a rented kayak, and planning my next purchase…

  43. 13 March, 2016 at 6:02 amTony Mindling says:

    “winter sailing is for calm low wind days – sparkling amazing days”

    I’m holding that thought. Pretty steady California rains for a few days, but later in the week …

    What fun watching “The Happys” – been there once … nice to remember.

    What a nice sunny reaching sail – kept waiting for the squall that never appeared. OK – now to go to sleep listening to Josh Slocum

  44. 13 March, 2016 at 10:23 amdylan winter says:

    it is completely glorious being in their company. For me it was an epic summer.

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