Chalk and Cheese
Nice video as always Dylan.
My recommendation is sell the house, car, etc and buy the boat and go sailing! (writes a single guy that sails with a cat.)
The equation is simple
I love sailing
I also love Jill
Jill loves the garden more thn she loves me (probably)
I love Jill more than the boat (just)
fair answer Dylan … and likely the better v. mine!
How we gonna keep em down on the farm now that they seen Paree
Failures? Things may not have gone to plan but you can hardly claim failure. You have sailed some fantastic waters, documented it with an astounding body of work, inspired countless others to have a go, and done it all with dignity. Let the Fisher and Northern waters be a worthy goal. Seems I recall you saying something about sailing what you got and go now. Hope we see you out there wherever that is.
I think that I could/should have done things differently.
I could certainly have made the films faster and done the journey faster so that it felt more like something approaching real time.
The sands of video production have been shifting over the years that I have been filming. New technology for filming, new means of distribution.
Video production has speeded up so that it is more like reality TV shows – Editing and TV production is done on the fly – most of the editing in the successful sailing films from La Vag and Delos are done on board and at great speed.
I come from a background where you take some time to think about what to broadcast (even that word is an old one that no longer means anything).
I am still on target for picking things up again in Jan/feb. Even as I am sailing through the weeds on the Deben I am thinking about getting back to the West Coast.
You are dead right Dave – better to be sailing the boat you have now rather than dreaming about the boat you think you need. After three years in Scotland I know that the little trailer sailer is not really suitable for three or four season sailing in scotland. So I am sailing the boat I have now in the place she is designed to sail. She will be ideal for sailing the west coast of wales and for the Shannon but she is not fit for a 61 year old bloke in the outer hebs.
Totally agree with Dave’s comments, you’ve just adapted to circumstances (rather well by the looks of things), stop talking about failure! Concentrate on making more happy memories on the East Coast, with an eye on getting back to Scotland when you are able. It’s the people that you make the memories with that make them great too remember, not just where they are made Dylan.
HiI think you will find the Fisher a great dissatoimtment I have sailed a friends LM 27 rather be in my Trapper 501 any day even a cold one
lest we forget…. I sailed the slug for five years
so my tolerance of boats that do not sail that well is high
and then a Centaur or two
Katie L is a different kettle of fish
Higreat film agaim
It’s still just a hobby, not a professed-vocation.Relax.Enjoy.
Things have a way of working out…
In no terms can you call KTL a failure. Your film making is genius, it is art. I do not follow any other sailing blogs so I cannot comment on them. But KTL unique so it is futile to compare. Do I think it is marketed in the right way? No! The funding modal as I understand it is mad! Can madness work, sure can if you get lucky. It isn’t over until it’s over!
I agree, it is not over, just a blip along the way. As you can see it is not a zero sum game…. this is a lovely river and it is just a few yards from where I am writing.
Agree whole heartily with all of the above. Did have a thought (dangerous things): Why not turn right? Take the Katie L down the Cornwall coast. I believe you had a boat down that way in the past; but plenty of coastline to explore. Another thought (phew, ’bout ready for my nap): Why not a book? An ebook could have hyperlinks to films and stills. Someone may even pay you for it. Need inspiration? Read 17th century Japanese poet Basho. Always broke, always roaming the roads of the countryside, writing his poems.
I have never read any Basho poetry – although I have heard of Haikus. I had to write one as part of a job application at a web company.
I got the job – but the company went belly up within ten months
This is Basho
Clouds come from time to time –
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the moon.
that kicks off a few thoughts
As for books… done two of them in the days of print…
each earned me £10K
..nowdays there is no money in them.
Cornwall and a bit of trailer sailer towing is possible for sure – although I expect to just ease up and down this east coast a bit as the trailer needs some work done on it
Must reiterate what others have said: KTL is not failure. Can’t really compare your films to the reality tv like edited on the fly films. Keep on keeping on.
thanks Chuck —- plans are slowly forming.