Thanks Dylan, another lovely sailing film in some cracking scenery.
thanks Paul – you are thirteenth person to view it. You are dead right about the scenery. Between making the films I am sailing around the east coast – making films about sailing in mountains makes the suffolk scenery seem pretty flat – until I get on the bike that is.
Do you prefer the films with music?
Another great video. The scenery is wonderful but the tidal streams look as if they could be daunting? Hoping to get there on the way round in a couple of years or so.Prefer with music.
I love the tidal streams – you will too – it is an astonishing place to sail
Beautiful photography as usual Dylan, looks like a grand place to sail. Music sounds good, enhancing not obtrusive at all, Best wishes
With or without music? Tough call in my opinion. You do the soundtrack well, not putting in too muchand letting the natural sounds come to the surface when necessary adding to the experience. Overall, I think with music gets my vote.
Now get on your bike……..
Beautiful again, and I like the music!
aha – it worked
I make two versions, cut it to music and then removed the music – and shorten it a little
Great video Dylan. A fantastic distraction from the driving rain in a cold wind down here in Dorset. Why do you charge in $ and not £’s are most of the old blokes parting with cash from the otherside of the Atlantic? According to my paypal account you miss out on 20p a purchase.
I’m so glad you have returned to posting these videos and i hope the new model of accessing them works for you, please keep going!
you are right – Americans are happier to pay for video than Brits. Some of the revenue also comes from canada and Australia plus the kiwis. I think that all of us are used to doing paypal transactions in dollars – I am worried that Americans might hesitate to tap in sterling.
I know it is a few pence less – but if blokes want to pay more to show theior appreciation then some of them watch the film and then buy five more versions – or tap me some cash direct.
Is it working? Sort of. People are slowly getting used to paying. I think that there are now so many almost identical bikini projects on youtube that anyone who wants to watch good looking people sailing and doing domestic chores in hot places can fill up every evening of the week. And my goodness they churn them out.
I spend a lot of time working on the scripts (I am really a voice and writtten journo – books, prose, narrating. I am too ugly to appear on camera but my voice is okay and I like to think that the scripts are a bit witty and thought provoking.
I am averaging about $50 a week – so it will take me a long time to earn enough to buy a reliable fisher and return to scotland. However, I retire properly in two years time so the pension will start to flow and I can go back to sailing in cold places…. it will be interesting to see if I keep making films that do not earn enough to cover my costs. My guess is that given the choice between going sailing and spending a week at the computer desk in the shed where I edit and I will decide to go sailing.
Right now I have no boat related overheads to cover so anything the films earn go intothe fisher pot.
thanks for liking the films
As always, a treat. I chose the music-accompanied one and was not disappointed. The loch reminded me of where I grew up sailing – Norwalk CT – in and around the Norwalk Islands. A much smaller and far less demanding or scenic area by comparison to Craignish, but it made me remember days in a dinghy poking into every corner. With and eye on a strong SW coming in.
I hope the winter is passing easily.
as an east coaster a south wester is a safe gale direction – loads of places to hide.
It is a wonderful place to sail – I was a very lucky man to have been able to sail there
I miss the sailing that is for sure
Wonderful video, Dylan! We’ll happily send more taps your way as your videos help us through our shorebound winter months here in Maine, USA. Also consider this two votes for keeping the music in. Thanks to you the image of a sparkling bow wave is now inseperable from the opening strains of Alisdair’s Tune by Capercaille. Actually it should be good for the artists, too. Your choices have so perfectly captured the essence of sailing that we’ve purchased many of the songs you’ve used for our own on the water playlists.
Warm regards from your fans, Angela and Drew.
It is a wonderful place to sail. I have never been anywhere as stunning ….. on a sunny day.
The minor downside od scottish sailing is that you do get to do a lot of reading in the rain.
Keep ’em coming D – magnificent as usual….
Great video again, Dylan. And even better with the music. So happy to hear Capercaillie again combined with your video and the ‘witty’ comments!
Dutch winter sailor.
Absolutely top notch – as was the weather it would appear. Good commentary and comment about Edinburgh well received.
The story about Shuna house I have heard is that the architect’s plans for the future where stymied as he travelled to America on the Titanic and failed to make it. Perhaps just a story!
Like all times of year in scotland you have to take a bit of rough with the smooth – I read a lot of books while sailing in scotland. I almost never film in the rain – the camera hates the stuff.
Hi Dylan I have so enjoyed your last two videos brings back my childhood sailing the slate islands with my family on Holm of Skaw a 25 foot Coronado. Keep up the good work looking forward to more I remember having a glass of red with you when we meet in Anstruther some years ago I still had my Warwick then you were not long in after sailing up with two friends.Looking forward to self Isolating on my boat for two weeks this year all the best Scott
I remember… always remember drinking companions. I hope you enjoy Scotland this summer. I miss the place. I had hoped to be able to return this summer…. I will be schlepping around east anglian estuaries again this summer in the Minstrel.
In two years the pension kicks in… so I will be able to go back to scotland then. There are so many islands and lochs I have never seen. However, the clock is ticking.
Glorious. Just glorious. My families holiday house, which we built literally with our bare hands and no power tools at all, is on the Kames peninsula in Loch Melfort. Incidentally, Kames bay is a splendid anchorage in a south westerly. Can you imagine what the west coast of Scotland it would be like without the “occasional” rain and midges? Absolutely rammed with tourists and not so wonderfully green so they are blessings in disguise really but don’t tell anyone😉