KTL 8:12 – Westray, Sanday, Lerwick

This is the last film of the winter season – I will be devoting myself mainly to sailing until the autumn comes sweeping across Scotland.

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30 Responses to “KTL 8:12 – Westray, Sanday, Lerwick”

  1. 23 April, 2016 at 5:17 pmjack says:

    Excellent as always Dylan. You are an inspiration, what else can I say !

  2. 23 April, 2016 at 5:23 pmRay Gibbs says:

    Great film again.Looking forward to the next series.Thanks.D.

  3. 23 April, 2016 at 7:27 pmMick says:

    A great video, as always, thanks Dylan and have a great summer.

  4. 23 April, 2016 at 7:31 pmMick says:

    A question for you. I am a hunter Minstrel Sailor, I love my boat and cant see me ever parting with her.
    My question, apart from space and head height, is there any parts of your trip you think the Minstrel would struggle with?

    • 23 April, 2016 at 8:48 pmdylan winter says:

      If you leave yourself enough time for the weather windows – it is a very capable little boat

      Under engine and with the sails down she can face almost anything

      D

  5. 23 April, 2016 at 8:12 pmEd B says:

    Well done Sir! Have a great summer on the water.

  6. 24 April, 2016 at 1:28 amSimon says:

    Another late night thanks to another lovely filum! :)

  7. 24 April, 2016 at 2:11 amCawfee Dawg says:

    Lovely shopkeeper.. Makes me want to go there just to buy a car load of his wares.

  8. 24 April, 2016 at 4:05 amal-witty says:

    Brilliant,most enjoyable and cheers,,,,I too enjoy whisky and have just downed a couple…….nice.
    have fun.

    Al.

  9. 24 April, 2016 at 10:06 amPeter Truelove says:

    Thank you Dylan, another excellent production. The use of satellite imagery is a great help with pinpointing your position and courses. Sailing and filming for a few months now so forget about editing and posting and continue with your unique adventure. Safe home. P.

  10. 24 April, 2016 at 10:48 amPeter Truelove says:

    Half way house…. No problem…. P.

  11. 24 April, 2016 at 7:10 pmJustin says:

    What a wonderful life?
    Very good film yet again.
    I think you should get a British Council or Lottery grant for your promotion of the UK. Or at least a knighthood but given your republican views this might not be appropriate.
    Well done.
    How’s the house sale going?
    “Harlequin” is ready for the off now. I think I’ve cured all the leaks and she’s now at Cardiff. I’m planning on sailing to Ilfracombe, a lovely harbour, late May and then depending on the weather either turning left or right. Now that’s what I call passage planning!
    Keep up the good work and enjoy the summer. I hope the Scottish weather is better for you this year again.
    Justin

  12. 24 April, 2016 at 8:19 pmJohn S says:

    Seconding the knighthood idea! As a yank, I knew buggar all about the UK before KTL!! Now, I not only know quite a bit, I definitely want to come for a visit at least a few times & hopefully get to do a bit of sailing there! Great ambassadoring there, mate! Now, if you could see your way clear to show the DC fools how it’s done . . .
    Enjoy your summer! We’ll be missing all of the excellent, regular vids so maybe take a bit of pity on us poor sods & toss us a bone now & again.

  13. 24 April, 2016 at 9:28 pmJames McSweeney says:

    Mr Rendall stocks Bacon Fries…. I like him!

  14. 24 April, 2016 at 9:43 pmRob Heath says:

    Yet another great episode Dylan, and an area we have yet to investigate. I thought the village shop in Ardfern was good but this takes it to a whole new level.
    Fair Winds
    Rob

  15. 24 April, 2016 at 10:17 pmNiall Rath says:

    Nice one.

  16. 25 April, 2016 at 5:51 amDavid Cunningham says:

    By the time you get the next episodes up I’ll be back living in the UK and hopefully sailing around the west coast of Scotland. The last few years of living on the island of Borneo and sailing dinghies has been great with water temperatures in the mid 20 degrees celcius range but I have missed that stunning scenery which you quite brilliantly show off on your videos. I settle myself in my study get the air conditioning on full blast to simulate the best of Scottish summer weather and have a large glass of single malt as I sail around the UK with you. Just keep doing what you do so well!

    • 25 April, 2016 at 9:20 amdylan winter says:

      I hope your plans are coming along nicely

      – and

      – I have modified the end of the film as you suggested – seems to work(ish)

  17. 25 April, 2016 at 8:32 amStephen Mundane says:

    As a Youtubist, glad not to have to stand on my head to view this in its home port — fantastic and very glad I dropped by. Thanks a lot Dylan and fair winds and following seas to you this summer.

    • 25 April, 2016 at 9:19 amdylan winter says:

      welcome to the flock of MOBs – celebrating one lost sheep etc etc

      If you can download it and play it to your big telly it should look pretty good

  18. 25 April, 2016 at 5:50 pmGary says:

    Brilliant as usual Dylan, keep up the good work, donation on its way

  19. 26 April, 2016 at 12:00 amJonK says:

    Another superb episode. Thanks Dylan.

  20. 26 April, 2016 at 9:09 amOwen says:

    Lovely, the wife and I settled down with a mug of tea and watched from end to end. Always something to inspire in your films. I hope this summer brings you perfect wind and much family enjoyment.

    • 26 April, 2016 at 9:21 amdylan winter says:

      so…. does it make her keener on sailing – or just make her start to wonder why the heck Jill puts up with me?

      • 26 April, 2016 at 6:16 pmOwen says:

        Oh yes, inspiration all round :) I think its quite comforting for her to see another wife doing the “crew thing”

        • 26 April, 2016 at 8:28 pmdylan winter says:

          the weird thing is ashore she is the boss – there is one bit of film when we are leaving fraserburgh when jill is putting the fenders away – she looks at me for the next order – that never happens in real life – the shot makes me laugh everytime I see it

  21. 29 April, 2016 at 12:09 amAndrew Hudson says:

    I love your sailing style, minimum stress on the boat and crew super relaxed sailing.
    Looking forward to a great summer, we are going to head down the east coast from the humber this year if the weather gods ever get their act together.
    Hope you enjoy this year as much as we will watching it unfold next winter.

    • 29 April, 2016 at 8:51 amdylan winter says:

      I do try to avoid pressuring the boat too hard – they have a bit of a tough life as it is. Blokes who tell you about dipping the lee rail on hrad beat worry me a bit. I have tried to work on the Minstrel mast from the top of a harbour wall – just deflecting the mast a couple of feet towards the harbour wall took an amazing amount of force. I assume the forces on a rig must be astonishing when the boat is hard pressed. Besides – Centaurs sail much better when they are flat

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