KeepTurningLeft Season 7 part 14 Portsmouth Harbour, Wootton Creek, Southampton Water

My last Solent sail before the big thrust North


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This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, KTL 7 The Solent By Centaur, Sailing around Britain.

9 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 7 part 14 Portsmouth Harbour, Wootton Creek, Southampton Water”

  1. 12 March, 2015 at 11:02 amIan Clarke says:

    Anorak moment; the yacht at 13.50 and in the bottom LH photos is “Storm”, which featured in so many of Maurice Griffiths shorts stories, particularly “Magic of the Swatchways”. Owned on the South Coast for many years, now back on the East Coast. (real anorak hard luck, when it was for sale last year my wife said i couldn’t buy another boat. Now it has been sold she changed her mind…)

    • 12 March, 2015 at 12:04 pmdylan winter says:

      this is keep turning left – all serious sailors wear anoraks on the outside

      some of us wear them on the inside as well

      nothing wrong with that

      it is knowing when to stop wearing it that distinguishes the outer man from the inner boy


  2. 12 March, 2015 at 9:10 pmEuan Mckenzie says:

    I appreciate that anorak point have read the book a few times and always wondered if any of his boats have survived. It was one of his favorites too. Thank you for pointing it out :)

  3. 13 March, 2015 at 9:10 amIan Clarke says:

    Euan, the two boats owned before and after are still around, Swan exists but needs restoration, Nightfall is supposed to be in better than new condition.

    • 13 March, 2015 at 9:16 amdylan winter says:

      I have never read any of his books…..

      I guess it is time I grasped the nettle


      just ordered magic of the swatchways… I shall read it in Scotland

  4. 16 March, 2015 at 12:12 amIan Clarke says:

    You’ll enjoy it (I hope) but would have made better reading than Secret Water whilst in the Walton Backwaters. Lots of creeks, mud and old boats.

  5. 25 March, 2015 at 9:07 pmIan Clarke says:

    Here’s something stranger; I posted the anorak comment 13 days ago. I am now the new owner of Storm. A whirlwind few days from seeing the advert on Thursday, the survey on Monday, and the Bill of Sale in the post today but also e mailed.

    I can’t believe this has happened!

  6. 26 March, 2015 at 9:08 amIan Clarke says:

    Could have been over Easter to get to Titchmarsh, but now a road delivery trip & so first sail will be put until immediate repairs undertaken (surveyor says was OK if needed to be under her own steam).

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