KeepTurningLeft Season 6 part 2 Up the Ouse to York

The Humber splits at Trent Falls - just five miles above Brough where I was keeping Katie L. The northern arm is the Ouse - which  thrusts many miles inland. The tide takes you to Naburn Lock and then up the placid non tidal stretches through York and beyond.

The Ouse is a viking river - York was the Viking captital and it was a formidable trading centre. Uncounted tonnes of freight and plunder would have passed up and down this river. The viking were riding the same tides at Katie L - looking for the back eddies and attempting to avoid the banks, the trees and and the semi-submerged snags.

I took two trips up the Ouse - one in the depths of winter and the other in the summer. It is a most splendid river.



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This is about KTL 6: Humber to the Forth, Sailing around Britain.

14 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 6 part 2 Up the Ouse to York”

  1. 5 December, 2014 at 12:39 amPaul Mullings says:

    D the 576p version works well on the iPad and is more than passable viewing, still can’t get the Part 1 mid range to work?
    I use a good pair of headphones to ensure total immersion .
    I had forgotten how peaceful and interesting the upper river was, thanks for the reminder.

  2. 5 December, 2014 at 12:40 amdylan winter says:

    what happens to it?


  3. 5 December, 2014 at 12:58 amPaul Mullings says:

    On the iPad you just stream so when you click on the link it opens the Amazon screen,looks like it is going to start then freezes!
    All the other links work just fine.
    At 576p it looks pretty darn good to me and under 400mb for over half an hour too.
    I will buy the DVDS to view on the large screen next winter ;)

  4. 5 December, 2014 at 8:45 amdylan winter says:

    most odd… all mp4s

    anyone else having trouble with that file?

  5. 5 December, 2014 at 5:19 pmIan Clarke says:

    Seemed fine to me (720)

  6. 6 December, 2014 at 7:47 pmPaul Mullings says:

    No problem at 720 Ian,or any of the others resolutions with the exception of the 582mb 480p file for KTL6 Pt1…..does it work for you?

  7. 8 December, 2014 at 1:43 amPaul Mullings says:

    All versions now working on iPad

  8. 15 December, 2014 at 2:13 amDoug says:

    Have yet to enjoy KTL6 end to end (parts 1 to 5, what you’ve up so far). I get that you’re thinking the 1080p files don’t pay (you’d put part 1 up in two halves, and I only grabbed the first half before taken down), so I’m ready to be happy with 720p, but unfortunately the encoding on the 720p has the stutters on my playback, so was getting ready to right-click download all 5 parts in 720p then re-encode them on my end to try to clear the stutters. Since it feels funny for you to pay an Amazon Storage (S3) bill for that download (since it is just for the re-encoding experiment, which might fail).

    I did what you suggested and signed up for Vimeo to try to grab the files from there without costing you the S3 transfer, but on the Vimeo side under Dylan Winter there is only KTL 6, Part 1, not KTL 6 Parts 2-5. If I want to pull KTL 6 Parts 1-5 all down in 720p, is there a place I can do it without costing you the transit?

  9. 15 December, 2014 at 8:45 amdylan winter says:

    worry not Doug

    the download links on the pages do not cost me anything apart from the fixed £200 a year as they come from vimeo and that has almost been paid by the donations over the first five days – so download away and experiment as much as you like. The stuttering is likely to be a display problem as opposed to the file and the compression. Over compression will show as blocks of one colour rather than stuttering.

    I am assuming you are letting the vimeo buffer before asking it to play. If you start it and then pause it you will see the progress line spreading across the bar.

    If this does not work download the files from the link provided download it and then we will get them playing.

    The marginal cost of new bandwidth is zero at the moment

    Come back to me with info about your computer and if it is still giving you gyp and I have some more suggestions.

  10. 23 December, 2014 at 3:52 amWolfgang says:

    Great video as usual, Dylan (although the music gets a wee bit repetitive towards the end…)
    Just wondering, how do you get the Topper sail/mast to stick up at the bow? Do you have some kind of well or hole where you drop in the mast? It seems a brilliant solution for sailing on narrow rivers and such.

  11. 23 December, 2014 at 9:27 amdylan winter says:

    I had my doubts about the length of the end section – you are dead right

    I made a wooden frame to fit into the bow

    it took me about 20 minutes to make using some ply, a jig saw and some self driving screws

    I then worked out how to use the main mast and drop it myself

  12. 25 December, 2014 at 2:43 amWolfgang says:

    Thanks for the video link. It all makes sense now (and I see that the foredeck of KatieL is particularly suited for this kind of modification). I just wish I could work as fast as you. Even when _not_ on fast-forward, I mean. Being a rather unhandy fellow, doing even a little thing on my boat tends to take me ages. Often I just chuck it and say “sod it, I’ll rather go sailing with what I have now…”

  13. 17 May, 2015 at 9:03 pmJohn says:

    You can sail to York? who ever would have thought? Nice.

  14. 8 November, 2015 at 2:45 amRoy says:

    I had a question about how you rigged the dinghy sail but I see that you have already answered that.
    So I will just mention that during this segment you asked what the trees in the water were called… In Canada we call them deadheads. At least, that is, on the west coast where rogue logs float around, ready to smash holes in the hulls of the unwary.
    In the U.K., if the word hasn’t been created, then maybe a play on the word “flotsam” would work ? How about “wrecksam” or “snagsam” ?

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