KeepTurningLeft Season 6 part 3 – The Trent to Gainsborough and Lincoln

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I spent the winter at Brough on the North bank of the Humber when the spring came they started putting their deep keel racing boats back in the water so I was moved across to the other side of the River at Winteringham. It was even better.

Much more peaceful, lovely walking, good bike riding, excellent  wildlife.  It was a real treat of a place and the entrance is even better than the one at Brough.  Perfect.

I had ventured up the Trent a few times but only as far as the first bridge.  Eventually I worked out a better way of raising and lowering the mast and so I was ready to head up the River. Initially to Gainsborough where I tried to encounter the aegir but with no luck. Then on up to Torqsey and through the lock into the canal that runs to Lincoln.

It was built by the Romans - actually the engineering was by the Romans - the work was done by British slaves with spears at their backs.

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 You can download two different compressed versions from the film above – or if you set up a free Vimeo account for yourself then you can download the same digits I uploaded.If you wish to download the films and stick them on memory sticks or disks and give them to other sailors as presents for their birthday then that is fine with me. Please do not feel any obligation to donate but if you do then I promise any money will be spent entirely on sailing and filming.  But if you would rather spend the money on your own boat then as a fellow sailor I fully understand.Please don't feel you have to donate on every film - there is no need to do that.  I will not know who has looked at the films and who has downloaded them


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

16 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 6 part 3 – The Trent to Gainsborough and Lincoln”

  1. 7 December, 2014 at 4:56 pmRivercruiser says:

    “If you are on a mac of some sort then put a wolly hat one, hold a small piece of wood, cross your fingers and then pray for rain.”

    LOL… don’t have any problem downloading (12 min) to mac mini w/quicktime player installed.

    plays beautifully.

  2. 7 December, 2014 at 5:21 pmJeff says:

    I’m using Safari in iPad.
    Paypal has worked in the past when sending $.

    Really enjoying KTL 6. Thanks!


  3. 7 December, 2014 at 5:21 pmdylan winter says:

    well that is good to know

    never had a mac

    too posh for us Westerly sailors

    I do watch my neighbours kids doing some sort of japanese No theatre moves in front of their ipads

  4. 7 December, 2014 at 11:09 pmJohn Newbold says:

    Dylan, thanks for this; I was a subscriber back in ‘2010, always wanted to order the DVD’s but was too lazy and just watched the free content but now I can get the films without hardly any effort at all. I’ve watched two so far, (donated today) Keep up the good work.

  5. 7 December, 2014 at 11:18 pmdylan winter says:

    cheers John. I will keep the experiment going for as long the economics makes sense – then decide what to do. I think that it might get some blokes finding out how to download a film and then play it. It is a much better way of delivering films than putting them in Jiffy bags

  6. 8 December, 2014 at 9:04 pmHenrik Scheel says:

    Nice movie the part 3 movie. I notice that this is the film with the most new stuff of the 3 parts so far. I hope there are more new stuff to come in the rest of them. I am not sure whether the fiddler you seem to have picked up on the soundtrack is an improvement though. D. you must keep up the good work and the spirit. You are still free to use my 50/50 MBit connection if you want to and you know how to.

  7. 9 December, 2014 at 9:13 pmAlan says:

    Having spent my childhood by the Fosdyke in Lincoln – and on one character-forming occasion fallen into it – I loved this. Remember when a barge got stuck under the Gloryhole – yes they took barges through there to the flour mills near where you moored. Crafty move of yours – rather than pay the inflated prices in Brayford Pool.
    If Timothy Spall can persuade the BBC to follow his lump of a barge around Britain with spoof fears about fearsome seas, why not your real adventures? You must have enough footage to produce a series?

    As Churchill said – keep b*-****ring on!
    PS – I’ve chucked another fiver in the pot Dylan. You’re worth it!

  8. 9 December, 2014 at 9:27 pmdylan winter says:

    thanks Alan,

    makes me well up

    I think we have a solution with vimeo

    any suggestions about how to structure the pay per view

    stick with the subs, $1 per film £1 per film £5 per season


  9. 9 December, 2014 at 10:54 pmRon Gosling says:

    Ah… Lincoln. So that’s where we were. Stag night a few years ago and I had no idea where we’d ended up until your film filled in the blanks and re-ignited some neurons. Ought to go back and see if some of the other blanks could get filled in. Or maybe leave well alone.
    Anyway I feel guilty now for accusing you of editing out your sexy sidekick to claim all the glory (for the benefit of others, the one you get in a small boat when you drift into port and hang around looking mysterious and exciting) and saving the out-takes for YBF (although the mischievous part of me is still sure I’m right and you’re just saving it for the book)
    Anyway, like Alan above, I’ve chucked in another fiver for luck.

  10. 11 December, 2014 at 9:24 pmRobert Horsford says:


    Really great film and others have said its ten times the entertainment value of Timothy Spall, this really should be on beeb 3 or 4 something.

    I was at Ag College in Lincoln in 1980 so it was fun to see how its changed, some the same and some huge areas of development. It was at Ag College that I first heard you on Farming Today at 06.00 on R4, they were the days!

    I’ve bunged some wedge your way – must keep you at it!


  11. 26 December, 2014 at 1:25 pmWolfgang says:

    Another masterpiece, great to look at to listen to, both the parts on the water and those on dry (well, more or less) land. Well done, Dylan! If the BBC doesn’t pick this up, then the British Tourist Board (if there is such a thing) should give you a salaried position. Every time I watch your films, I tell myself “I _must_ visit those places”, and I bloody well will, sometime soon…
    (Also adding another fiver in the meantime)

  12. 26 December, 2014 at 11:28 pmdylan winter says:

    I like it this way better – making films for my fellow sailors rather than the eejits who watch general tosh on the telly

  13. 7 January, 2015 at 12:42 pmMax says:

    Lovely film.

    Hull to Lincoln must be one of the best things you can do with a boat in this country and it’s nice to see the Trent at your speed and detail rather than being shot up it on single big spring flood, trying to keep on the right page on the TBA charts (though that is an amazing ride in itself).

    The gravel contracts have now ended and those big Trent barges are presently laid up or for sale, no longer lurking round the next bend or demanding the deepest water. It’s great that you got to film them near the end and a reminder that Keep Turning Left is, among other things, a unique historical record.

  14. 21 May, 2015 at 8:16 pmDaniel Johnson says:

    Hi Dylan can you remember breezy a prelude you met at Gainsborough ? Have you a way I can send you some pics it’s now in my yard you would not believe what a sorry state it’s in but it’s now having a full resto
    Cheers danny

  15. 22 May, 2015 at 1:36 pmdylan winter says:

    where did you buy it…. did you meet the previous owner?

    send all snaps to [email protected]

    I love boat pix in my inbox


  16. 22 May, 2015 at 5:19 pmDaniel Johnson says:

    It was bought by my brother in law and his mate it never made it to the south of France thinking about doing a blog on the resto but not really sure on how?

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