KeepTurningLeft Season 6 part 7 The Tees


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Once we got to Whitby Jill took a look at the map and decided that she did not like the look of the next part of the journey.

What she said was - "well if you are going up the Tyne and the Tees I am going home".

don't make me do this by myself lads.... I did this for you... stick with me... please

Actually it was more interesting than she thought it was going to be


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

15 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 6 part 7 The Tees”

  1. 14 December, 2014 at 8:02 pmM S says:

    ..grotty but interesting non the less & record for the future. Just as we search out old black n white films on YT, I guess folk in a 50 years time will find this of interest.

    Just an observation, I think a few words on the bridge would have gone down well for those not familiar with its history etc and another a great video!

  2. 14 December, 2014 at 8:35 pmDavid fromCornwall says:

    Didn’t seem that grotty to me – but maybe it smelt bad. Looking forward to next installments.

    Have you looked at Alex Tritten’s YT films? He sails a Macwester 27 from Holyhead across to Brittany, then Spain, Portugal and Morocco and then across to Madeira and Azores before returning to Spain. He is French but the videos are in English. They are good, especially the aerial shots from a kite.

  3. 14 December, 2014 at 9:09 pmRon G says:

    If you HAD decided to go up to the the barrage it would have got easier and you’d have got a few more great shots for the “historical record” as MS puts it, and there are a few great wildlife extras, but I still think you did well even to get through to the transporter before you lost your nerve, as the Tees is definitely an unofficial “out of bounds” (to the likes of you!) area. Paddy’s Hole too is a sort of special club, so congratulations….um….I think, on becoming an associate member. You must either be a bit special too, or a hell of a lot harder than you look! Jill was right to leave you to it!

  4. 14 December, 2014 at 9:09 pmdylan winter says:

    here he is

  5. 14 December, 2014 at 9:29 pmdylan winter says:

    the traffic people did not want me to go up the river at all. I asked if they could deny me the right to navigate. It went quiet at the other end for about 30 seconds. The bloke came back and told me that I was not allowed to raise my sails – hence the music on the film – it is shame – when I get to the Tyne you will hear the industry going past. Are you a local Ron


  6. 14 December, 2014 at 10:10 pmRon G says:

    Sort of. Southerner really but moved up for uni, married into a smoggy family, and I’ve been kept as an exotic souvenir ever since. When you were describing your feedback system after Saltburn you were about to go sailing past us in Marske… except you cut to the windmills and denied us our moment of fame. We’ll have to wait for the next intrepid explorer into darkest North Yorkshire…Teesside….Cleveland… Never quite sure which even now.

  7. 14 December, 2014 at 10:20 pmdylan winter says:

    apologies – other narratives are available – or will be. Of course to change county name once is unfortunate, to do it several times is unforgivable.

    I must say – although the Tees was more of an experience than a pleasure the Wear the Tyne were so much better than I expected them to be.

  8. 16 December, 2014 at 9:19 amM S says:

    D, I just spent a few minutes reading up ont’ tinternet of the “right to navigate”.

    It seems an interesting soapbox to get on & right up my street! I love a good issue to contend…. Have you come across many navigation restrictions on you travels?


  9. 16 December, 2014 at 9:26 amdylan winter says:

    occasionally I run into problems with the duck punt

    I have taken it on camping trips with the pop up tent

    the worst that has happened to me is that I have been pelted with maggots by fishermen or shouted at by an old bloke

    no one was ever huurt by being shouted at by an old bloke

    no harm done…. one more adventure

    did you come across a good url I could print out to wave at the angry man

  10. 16 December, 2014 at 9:41 amM S says:

    Try this one for a start, lots of pages under “UK right to navigate” seems to be a mainly a canoeists issue…

  11. 16 December, 2014 at 3:29 pmWatcher from the Shore says:

    This video is a particular treat for me, because of my interest in industrial history. On several occasions in the 1970’s I visited a construction yard at Port Clarence, just beside the Transporter Bridge. On this site they fabricated parts of the Thames Barrier equipment. Later they constructed “topsides” for offshore drilling platforms.
    I would have loved to have got a trip along the Tees in any sort of vessel, but no such opportunity was offered.

  12. 16 December, 2014 at 3:55 pmdylan winter says:

    I love the architectural honesty of everything you see. A crane is 100 per cent function. A ship is a magnificent peice of engineering. I guess one day some-one will look at the film as a historical document witha crazy man mumbling in the backgournd.

  13. 17 December, 2014 at 12:49 pmWatcher from the Shore says:

    The importance of your videos Dylan is that they create a record of a passage in time, with an engaging commentary drawing the viewer into a broader consideration of what they are seeing.

    Scenes of industry may not be beautiful, but they do show us the ingenuity of human skills, which must be admired and even cherished. Somewhere along the line industry will have operated (however indirectly) to provide each of us with the ability to spend some of our time simply as passers-by (or even watchers from the shore).

  14. 17 May, 2015 at 8:56 pmJohn says:

    The Tees I’ve been in there never thought of it as a place to sail for fun. Just been to the industrial parts. Enjoyed the film seeing a different perspective. Truthfully I’d almost forgotten I was there.

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