KeepTurningLeft Season 2 Film 1 The Orwell

The Orwell 1

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6 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 2 Film 1 The Orwell”

  1. 23 May, 2015 at 9:08 pmGerald Hendrickson says:

    Wow! This is great filmmaking. I stumbled across your site while looking for Centaurs for sale. What you have here is a true treasure. I never had a desire for sailing the UK, until now. I never thought I could scratch my sailing itch without getting wet…so to speak. Your narration and wit are priceless. I am really enjoying getting to know the you that you share, and the home of the Red Coats that I didn’t have a proper appreciation of. Thanks so much!

  2. 25 November, 2015 at 4:14 amGrant Brewster says:

    Excellent, I particularly enjoyed the Orwell and Findhorn sections having sailed and lived adjacent to both. My experiences on the River Orwell definitely influenced my choice of career, 20 years at sea (not continuously, we were allowed some leave), then 17 years in ship management.

    Hansons House 1972-1979
    Captain of Sailing
    Master Mariner

    • 25 November, 2015 at 9:32 amdylan winter says:

      Hansons Eh. I guess I started in 1966 in Halls. Sailing kept me sane at school.

      I am very grateful to the London County Council for owning the boats


  3. 15 July, 2016 at 9:15 pmJo Briggs says:

    And the pupils from the 50s and 60s for building them – About 8 or 10 Cadets, a couple of Enterprises and one or two International 14 footers – A lot more interesting than practising endless mortice and tenon joints.

    Still sail out of Woolverstone Marina occasionally with Peter Brown, a winner of the Wooden Plank.

    Jo Briggs, Johnstones ’56-’63

  4. 8 August, 2016 at 5:29 amMike Handley says:

    Really enjoyed your film about the Orwell.When I was at Woolverstone (
    Hansons 1951-56) we had a whaler so rowing was the thing also a pinnace (with an engine) .Don’t remember much about sailing however seem to remember boats being made in woodwork, might only have been a kayak though.
    The river had little traffic although a converted MTB(maybe MGB) used to come up and down.

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