KTL 239 film three groundings and an apology



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12 Responses to “KTL 239 film three groundings and an apology”

  1. 23 November, 2011 at 9:14 pmchris.mccartney says:

    great video, been to wells many times by cat but never by boat, unusual to have pine trees (meals) down to the sea in east anglia… perhaps to make getting off the sandbanks a pair of oars could be used, fixing for rowlocks on the side decks ?, amazing to think up until a bout 5-8 years ago coasters came up to wells I can remember seeing 4 or 4 unloading on the quayside, they were only small coasters mainly to/from Low countries and Baltic cheaper to ship to/from wells than by road to channel port and ferry and road back to north Norfolk…

    by the way any updates on:
    Honda 2.3 pleasde with it, does it do the job ?

    Hows the beast doing ?

    Got rid of the evinrude ?.

    Seagull gone to a new home ?


  2. 23 November, 2011 at 11:09 pmjoecomet says:

    Really enjoyed the video and the patience of your sailing technique.
    My litte 16′ Falcon is going on 50 yrs old this comming Jan.. She is in repair, with a new layer of epoxy on the deck, new mahogany combing around the cockpit and other mods so she will be her old self again.
    Did you decide on Lake Haversu Yet? I was trying to get the boat in shape for a run out there, but doesn’t look like I will make it. Would have been great to have bought you a round, and sailed with you.
    Carrifran Falcon

  3. 24 November, 2011 at 3:47 amPaul Mullings says:

    Touch & Go by the look of it! Shame about the change of plan, but I guess you could be stuck in far worse places. Sure looked lovely in your film, but then again everything does!Just shows what all those who religiously haul their boats out early miss – the solitude of the creeks. Ah now that’s the life even have the dog to keep you warm at night – One Dog Night- sounds like a good name for a band ;-)

  4. 28 November, 2011 at 3:40 amSails149 says:

    I do miss sailing to the tides even though I still do it when I get in tidal waters. The life of a sailor must be controlled by the weather and circumstances so the inland trip will have to wait. Will you go hat route inthe spring? It will take a lot longer but it would be rather interesting I think.
    Maybe you will get a chance to explore the history of the area while you winter in wells.
    Always interesting ‘Industrial history”
    I hope you get an Automatic bilge pump with a solar battery charger if the boat stays on a mooring….although i guess if it leaks in it will leek out when you take the ground each tide????

  5. 28 November, 2011 at 9:02 amDylan Winter says:

    honda is great

    small and non smelly – the beast has been behaving imppeccably since the Honda arrived so it is just a passenger and gets moved around from the cockpit at night and into the cabin during the day when I am sailing.

    the Evinrude is in Derby,

    the seagulls are in my garage

    they will be swapped over soon

  6. 28 November, 2011 at 9:04 amDylan Winter says:

    it is a great bit of coast to explore

    the humber will be great in the spring

    I might still use the back passage – it looks like a great liiktle trip

    save it for when Jill comes sailing again


  7. 28 November, 2011 at 12:43 pmchuck yahrling - O'Day 20 In Maine, USA says:

    Delays are the bane of the sailing class, eh? Glad to see you are able to sail so late in the fall. We’ve had unusually mild weather here on the east coast of the US, but rarely do I see more than a day or two of sun in a row here in Maine. Much precip and overcast, the floats at the ramps are all pulled out for the winter, and the mooring is too exposed to leave the boat without worry. So I cut wood and put the garden to bed for the winter.

    Let’s see more of Maggie on the Wells Bar!


  8. 28 November, 2011 at 1:21 pmDylan Winter says:

    communicating with you guys makes me realise what a great climate we have for sailing here in the UK. It does not stop us from complaining about it. This September though it was too hot for comfort.
    I would rather not have the dog on the boat – she is fine as a house dog – but space, smell, hairs and bowells – all a serious drawbacks. She is good company when Jill is away though

  9. 2 December, 2011 at 12:15 amwelsford says:

    You heard the story about the gent who drowned while poling his boat off a mudbank? The coroner returned a verdict of “Scientific death”. When asked, he said ” The gentlemans demise was the result of a “Quanting leap”.

    Take care.
    John Welsford

  10. 3 December, 2011 at 4:59 pmJohn Booth says:

    Hi Dylan,

    I’m having problems with streaming this video. It gets to 2 minutes 39 seconds, then stops. This has happened both using my PC and my netbook. Any ideas why?


    John Booth

  11. 3 December, 2011 at 8:12 pm[email protected] says:


    Just finished watching your film “Three Groundings and an Apology” on the full screen size on my 15 inch laptop screen. It opened and played flawlessly.

    I enjoyed the film very much, particularly the shots of you shooting with your other camera, and then your editing by cutting back and forth to the shore birds you were filming with your hand held camera, and then back to you in the cockpit.

    The pace of the film was delightful, also. The viewer is transported into feeling the experience of going on a sail. Quite an achievement, your creating the shared sense of pace, openess, solitude, peace, and adventure. Nice inclusive takeaway shots of the dog perking up over the birds and the sea, too.

    As regards your apology for spending another winter wherever, who cares, not me for sure. It is what it is, and that’s the true nature of the journey. I can’t imagine anyone, either literally or figuratively, nudging you in the back to hurry up and sail around Britain. Far as I’m concerned, the beauty of the whole enterprise is a real sailor taking his real boat on a real journey in the real world of boating. The authentic aspects, big and small, are the charm, over and over again. Please, just take your time and enjoy yourself doing whatever strikes you as interesting. That’s the fun of the whole deal, for me as a viewer, at least. I bet many of your other fans feel the same way, too. It’s all very amusing and interesting, whether you’re riding a bus, touring us through the harbor towns, fixing motors in your garage, whatever.

    Play it as it lays.

    Best Regards,


  12. 13 December, 2011 at 3:08 amjeremyhoward01 says:

    I really agree with Ed. Play it as it lays.

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