Sailing The Forth 3 of 10 – Isle of May

While staying at Anstruther I often found myself stuck in harbour by the tide when it would have been wonderful to go sailing – or stuck out by the tide when it was terrible to go sailing becauswe once you are out there is nowhere to hide from the wind and waves.

This is part 3 of the KTL sound experiment.

Sorry about the Organ man – but I had no idea how they worked. I shall listen with more interest now. He also had such a wonderful accent and name. I never managed to land on the isle of May. Next time around perhaps.

D

This is about Sailing around Britain.

9 Responses to “Sailing The Forth 3 of 10 – Isle of May”

  1. 23 September, 2018 at 7:41 amTed Timberlake says:

    Brilliant. A grand start to a very dreich Sunday down south.

  2. 23 September, 2018 at 9:29 amStephen Mundane says:

    Don’t apologise about the organ man Dylan — that was a brilliant slice of life.

    • 23 September, 2018 at 10:24 amdylan winter says:

      I know that such organs can be rather annoying…. but I had no idea what was inside those boxes. I thought it was just a case of cranking a handle. I had no idea he was “conducting” a tiny orchestra. He also has a lovely accent. It was funny when he offered something more modern and then put on “won’t you come home Bill Bailey”. He also said that he had spent as much on music rolls as he had spent on the organ.

  3. 23 September, 2018 at 11:48 amMartijn says:

    Very nice indeed. I have to say that I actually don’t miss the background music as I prefer the sound of sailing above the music.
    Just out of curiosity from a chronological point of view, when did this all actually take place Dylan, was this last year?

    • 23 September, 2018 at 2:39 pmdylan winter says:

      Most of this was filmed in the brief summer of 2015. I had left Katie up there in the hope of carrying on around in her – the plan was to take her through the canal. Ran out of cash and had to get her home and into the garden where the overheads woud be nothing for a while. So I sailed the socks off her that summer and then trailered her homw from Inverness in late summer.

      Then I found more money, bought lily M and sailed her for a year. I aim to post two summers and a winter’s worth of film before March – then the cupboard will be bare and I will see where I stand.

      I think that editing films I shot three years ago gives a sense of perspective about what is unimportant.

      D

  4. 28 September, 2018 at 1:08 pmApplescruffs says:

    Mr Pettigrew, what a lovely man…….you’ve met a few characters on your travels ! How can we forget the ‘Seagull’ man, the fish tickler of Wells, and the man who digs worms for bait and hides them in his fridge hoping his wife doesn’t find them !

    What a place for changeable weather, agreed that the best place to be in a storm is securely tied up to something that’s not going to move and with your keel resting on the bottom….not a lot of fun when the tide comes back …but good whilst it lasts.

    Cheers

    Richard

  5. 29 September, 2018 at 10:08 pmTim says:

    January 31 – February 1, 1918
    Battle of May Island.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_May_Island

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