Old bloke… small boat … lovely estuary… a dash of introspection

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12 Responses to “Old bloke… small boat … lovely estuary… a dash of introspection”

  1. 30 September, 2017 at 11:46 amPierre says:

    Very pleasant Saturday morning viewing and has inspired me to get my arse out of here and down to rig my Osprey for a scoot round. Thank you Dylan. Good stuff.

    • 30 September, 2017 at 11:49 amdylan winter says:

      no day with a bit of boat time in it is ever a bad day. When I had a horse I got the same feeling… even just spending some time feeding the old bastard made me happy. The sun is due to come out for an hour or so this afternoon… so I will be out there watching the birds and getting in some rowing and a bit of sailing.

  2. 30 September, 2017 at 2:24 pmDave Barker says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed that, Dylan. Thanks for the ride. What does that dinghy have in way of a keel? I couldn’t see a centre- or dagger-board.
    As you said, if you don’t get back to Scotland it won’t be a total loss. Very nostalgic for an ex-Blackwater sailor.

    • 30 September, 2017 at 4:55 pmdylan winter says:

      she is 11 foot 6 inches long – she has a deep forefoot and a bit of a skeg. She obviously goes fine downwind… all boats do. Upwind you need enough speed to make the hull work properly. If the wind drops then she starts sliding sideways.

  3. 30 September, 2017 at 3:33 pmTed Timberlake says:

    Very water ratty.

  4. 30 September, 2017 at 5:26 pmRay Gibbs says:

    Love this film.No engines.

  5. 30 September, 2017 at 9:10 pmJeremy Johnson says:


    The trill, the call of the curlew toward the end, the rush of the boat forward, its course through the sea parting around the hull, the sail pressing forward from a favourable light breeze, compared to the labour of man at oar, the optimism of what the future may hold over horizons yet to be discovered, being able to conjure forces into balance to master a course, are all of the many reasons I go down to the sea, as I did today.

    Thanks for reminding me again, as I will need reminding time and time again during the length of winter’s dark.

    Looking forward to your editing of what you have already and portrait of the estuary in winter. Keep going (left),

  6. 1 October, 2017 at 10:19 pmTed B. Charging Rhino says:

    Well, technically you just need to sail once to or from the Solent to the Fal to complete a circumnavigation in-segments. That you could do in the KatieL anytime you want to.

    You already sailed Harmony from the Solent up the East Coast and around Scotland to the Clyde. And LilyM from the Fal westwards to the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides. All in a Centaur. That’s still something to take pride in, and few have sailed north up both coasts. Or, gone north to the Orkneys and the Shetlands.

    There’s always time for more Keep Turning Left sailing.

  7. 2 October, 2017 at 12:08 amBryanD says:

    Like it, well done

  8. 2 October, 2017 at 1:59 pmAndrew Wilkinson says:

    Enjoyed the film. Just thought I should mention that Island Harbour Yacht Club now have a small group of Merlin Rocket enthusiasts and if anyones interested they will be racing on the Medina just above the Folly Inn this weekend.

    I got to know about KTL may years ago now through a feature in PBO. This months copy dropped through the door just now and I notice almost all the regular staff are departing! So what with you Dylan not sailing in Scotland and changes at PBO its been quite a year.

    Really looking forward to the rest of your films & hope the resulting taps enable you to continue jour journey. I’ve started to see a lot of Fisher’s about and they do look good on the eye.

  9. 2 October, 2017 at 6:42 pmkevin tisdall says:

    Very enjoyable. Always amazed and encouraged by your views into the small things most pass by on the water. You explore like a leaf laid on the waters’ surface. Love it.

    Tap on the way.


    • 2 October, 2017 at 10:44 pmdylan winter says:

      thanks K – I love the quiet days on the water. I am looking forward to this coming winter. Icey mornings, mist on the water, the sound of the curlew. Blooming lovely.

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