KTL 8:15 The West of Shetland

The West Coast of Shetland offered us some lovely sailing


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61 Responses to “KTL 8:15 The West of Shetland”

  1. 20 February, 2017 at 11:31 pm[email protected] says:

    Thanks D – I’ll Keep Tapping (with) Right (index)

  2. 20 February, 2017 at 11:44 pmjack says:

    Excellent Dylan…….. No more to say. To the others, tap till it hurts guys…………

  3. 20 February, 2017 at 11:51 pmdylan winter says:

    thanks J

    I hope you watched on a big telly

  4. 21 February, 2017 at 2:37 amMark says:

    Hi Dylan,

    Chipped to the till – hate to see you hang up the oil skins.

    All the best,


  5. 21 February, 2017 at 5:08 amdylan winter says:

    thanks Mark –

    although THE BOSS would say that is old KTL thinking. She would say that you should not chip in to keep me sailing but do it to stop me hanging the camera up should this plan fail. I will still be sailing but not videoing my adventures anymore

    The adventures will be more modest and just on the east coast rivers – I shall still be sailing but not 500 miles from home

    – so your tap should be for the entertainment rather than where the oil skins are hung.

    In the old days of DVDs it was more like a till. I sent you a jiffy bag with two nicely printed disks in a case with a printed fly and you guys gave me some money

    now this is more akin to busking

    I give it away to anyone who wants to hear and some of the passers by chuck som zlotties in the scoop bailer in appreciation of my skill as a video maker


  6. 21 February, 2017 at 5:10 amKen says:

    Yet another excellent film, not sure if I will ever make it up there myself, but you certainly show the beauty of Sheltland well.

  7. 21 February, 2017 at 5:31 amdylan winter says:

    Thanks Ken,

    it is an astonishing place and a wonderful sailing area. So many deep water places to explore.

    the weather sucks sometimes…. well most of the time…..

    but when it comes good….. blimey what a place


  8. 21 February, 2017 at 8:38 amStephen Mundane says:

    Now that’s entertainment. Feels good to be a patron of the arts, especially when the art is as good as this.

  9. 21 February, 2017 at 9:08 amdylan winter says:

    thanks S

    bloody brilliant place to sail

    I hope that you felt you were aboard in some way

    did you manage to get it onto your big telly?

    always makes me sad when people watch on tablets or laptops

    the image is tiny and the speakers are terrible – even on headphones it does not work – they do weird stuff to the audio balance – pulling up all the high frequncy stuff and leaving the base turns to rumble.

    I would rather that people waited and saved the film for a better time to watch it

    The google stuff took bloomin ages to do. You can see the complexity of the thing in the timeline above. The fact that the routes crossed each made for some real jiggery pokery.

    It is also very strange making the films when I do not have a boat in commission – usually after a big edit I chuck the stuff in the car and go sailing otherwise I forget why the heck I have been sitting at the desk for two solid weeks. The next one is scalloway, the pentland firth and loch eribol

    so some history and the worst sail of my life across the Pentland Firth

    worry not though…. we lived


  10. 21 February, 2017 at 9:55 amRileymorgan says:

    Cant wait to see your latest film Dylan. I have tapped in a fiver as usual, in advance ,but am out on my boat for the next 2 weeks. I am sure its up to the usual standard so will download it when I get home. Now get on with the next. Very curious about the scary ride back to the mainland.

  11. 21 February, 2017 at 10:45 amdylan winter says:


    I made a bad decision to cross it before a predicted blow came in – I should have turned into scapa flow to find shelter from the Easterly blow – instead I decided to push on through the night

    the blow came a bit faster than the 26 hour old weather forecast said it would. It was okay while the easterly was with the tide – but then the tide turned

    that resulted in a pretty miserable night and synmpathy for people who call the RNLI out just because they go scared.


  12. 21 February, 2017 at 11:32 amjack says:

    the point you’ve made, I’ve just had that paradigm shift of thinking. That I’m watching not you sailing or contributing to your sailing so you can show us in cyberland, but I’m ‘paying’ for entertainment which just happens to involve my passion of sailing.
    As a MOB going back many years, it doesn’t sit well at the present, but that maybe because I’m an old fart who grumbles at change.
    Your new tappers will no doubt see it differently and tap to see the wonderful entertainment you are producing and see it as that, entertainment.
    Got to watch S8 F15 on the big telly and it was even better the second time around!
    The BOSS will be pleased I hope, this mob has come to see this in a different light and will evangelise your work to those who will listen, and likely to those who won’t….

  13. 21 February, 2017 at 11:36 amrobert hickman says:

    The final note about the decorated bus stops is the kind of reason I like these films. They are closer to the people.

  14. 21 February, 2017 at 11:46 amdylan winter says:

    Thanks J,

    you watched it twice – woo hoo. That makes me very happy and I feel that the three weeks was worth it. It is a completely different experience on the big telly. Do you watch many of them there – and how big is the telly?

    Jill and I watched it through on the big telly last night – she said she started to get a bit seasick – and she was aboard while it was being filmed and she has never been sick at sea

    As THE BOSS says – the old way – where you were involved by contributing towards the costs – ended up with me selling the boat. Being the father of an assertive woman is new to me. It is very odd. At 24 she is already used to telling people what to do – including her dad.

    Just between you and me though – I will still shove every bloomin penny into the sailing – and save some for replacing the salt corroded cameras. I have a massive financial hump to cross to re-boot this project.

    I will leave this comment up for a while – but I know that THE BOSS she has a quick shufty at the website just before she leaves work. Shge also checks youtbe and looks at the forums to make sure I am staying off those as well. So it may disappear before the end of the working day in Amsterdamn.

    Two days ago I got a paypal tap from a yank who sent me $200 – he said that was because he had been downloading – the word he used was harvesting – the films and putting them on his hard drive. He said that because I seemed so laid back about cash flow that I did not need any money to carry on. When he heard that I had sold the boat he suddenly realised what he would miss if the films stopped. He thought he should pay the old DVD rate for the eight seasons. Bloody Nora! Eleanor sent me a real crowing email over that – I am deffo going to remove this response now.

    Incidentally, today I got a computer generated email from a Paypal server congratulating me on the upturn in my income and offering to loan me money at 8 per cent interest. I will not be taking up their kind offer. I have never borrowed money for sailing and I never will.

    Incidentally, Eleanor said that in this process I will lose some of the longer term supporters of this project. people who feel that because I now longer have a boat from which to film there is no point in paying for the entertainment value they give.

    There is no doubt that chipping in for sailing costs is more satisfying than paying for entertainment when there are so many other entertaining sailing videos out there – none as well made as mine – none as long running – none as well researched – and not many in boats as crap as mine.


  15. 21 February, 2017 at 12:01 pmdylan winter says:

    they are amazing aren’t they

    For a while there was a dummy that used to be moved around shetland from bus stop to bus stop. If some-one saw it they would load it into the van and shift it to another location. I believe it even had a name.

  16. 21 February, 2017 at 2:50 pmdylan winter says:

    two of my signature literals in there too

  17. 21 February, 2017 at 7:47 pmJohn McAlinden says:

    Wonderful film, absolutely gorgeous as usual. Things tight at the moment, but will tap next week.

  18. 21 February, 2017 at 9:33 pmdylan winter says:

    The first day was a bloody brilliant sail – coming up Busta Voe… when a centaur is good – they are bloody good – the boat was sort of thrumming – bloody lovely, Damn I love sailing,

  19. 21 February, 2017 at 10:36 pmjack says:

    I watch usually first on the tablet as soon as they are available, thats usually because the Memsaab is watching some dross on the main haunted fish tank . As I’m lucky to have the day to myself I settle down then in perfect peace and quiet to drink in the offering on the 50 incher without interruption . Bloody marvelous! Never had a case of the mal de mer………yet!

  20. 21 February, 2017 at 10:50 pmdylan winter says:

    Could you describe the difference between the two experiences for me after you have had a moment to think on it. I like to think of people using their big tellies

  21. 22 February, 2017 at 8:22 amStephen Mundane says:

    Yes, I did watch it on the “big screen” last night (well worth watching twice) and really enjoyed your Centaur sail of a lifetime — could imagine being there for sure.

    Looking forward to the Pentland Firth — was bad enough on the ferry a few years ago on an Orkney holiday, so must’ve been fun for you on Lily M.

  22. 22 February, 2017 at 8:25 amdylan winter says:

    thanks S – I like to think of people saving the films until they can sit in front of the TV with a drink in hand – strong english tea or cheap whisky.

    The Pentland firth was bloody awful

  23. 22 February, 2017 at 9:35 amjack says:

    Will do D. I’ll email you in case i start to waffle on…….. it’s been known.

  24. 22 February, 2017 at 4:15 pmKen Louisa Mary says:

    Hi Dylan
    I put £20 in the post to you last week because I realised i was paying for your time producing entertainment at the PC not for your sailing
    I have taught both dingy and bit boat sailing in the past free of charge to give something back for the opportunities given to my many years ago to sail when I was young I will post some more cash in the next few days TO PAY FOR THIS FILM
    how do I put the film on to the TV ??

  25. 22 February, 2017 at 5:33 pmjoe says:

    For some reason since chromecast updated vimeo doesn’t seem to want to cast so no big telly for me unfortunately

  26. 22 February, 2017 at 6:04 pmdylan winter says:

    that is a bit of a bugger – I will post a version on youtube as soon as I can – at the moment I am re-digitising all the films so that google likes them

    can you open the film in chrome and then cast it from there


  27. 22 February, 2017 at 6:25 pmEuan Mckenzie says:

    I have the same problem
    I use the Xbox to feed my Tv as it’s not smart enough but I can’t get Vimeo to run via that route
    Tried the download route but it wasn’t fast enough to watch without stops every few seconds.
    You Tube works fine via the Xbox
    Look forward to it landing there

  28. 22 February, 2017 at 7:05 pmdylan winter says:

    the google chrome thing works a treat in our house

    anything you can get on your laptop appears on your telly

    could be dangerous

  29. 22 February, 2017 at 8:03 pmNiall says:

    if anybody has a nowtv box there’s a vimeo app built in which works well….i’ve always found casting from chrome to a chromecast a bit laggy (although casting using my mobile works well). The film looks good on our 6 foot screen using a projector :)

  30. 23 February, 2017 at 3:37 amKen says:

    Apple TV does a great job putting these videos on th TV….

  31. 23 February, 2017 at 7:03 amdylan winter says:

    that is good to know – maybe I should make a how to get the films on the telly page

  32. 23 February, 2017 at 7:06 amDavid says:

    You can use the edge browser in xbox to go to http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk and watch it via that in high def on your big TV. Hope that helps. You will find microsoft edge in xbox apps.

  33. 23 February, 2017 at 7:10 amDavid says:

    Also anyone with playstation 3 or 4 using the web browser should work too.

  34. 23 February, 2017 at 1:54 pmMick says:

    Excellent film! They just keep getting better and better. I appreciate all the work that must go into these creations. I know that personal taste has alot to do with it, but for me you got the balance spot on with this one between added incidental music and the unaccompanied sections with just ambient sounds.

  35. 23 February, 2017 at 2:39 pmdylan winter says:

    thanks Mick – each film is different and hopefully they reflect the places and nature of the areas I am sailing. Gentle breezes and mud in Essex, strong winds rocks in shetland. I am also learning that different people take different things from each film. I think that the small boat shallow sailors like the up river adventures – others like the films that reflect their sort of sailing. I am sure that the thousands who watch the bikini girls have big boats and wives who look like supermodels D

  36. 25 February, 2017 at 3:34 pmRobert says:

    Wonderful as always D

  37. 25 February, 2017 at 6:38 pmdylan winter says:

    thanks Robert – it was a wonderful sail

  38. 25 February, 2017 at 8:19 pmDoug says:

    Another great film thanks Dylan. Favourite parts are leaving the mooring under sail with just the sound of the curlews and the view down Busta Voe when leaving Brae. Can’t wait for the next one!

  39. 26 February, 2017 at 1:16 amDoug M says:

    Great film Dylan. The first I have watched on the big screen, via AppleTV and AirParrot2. Still have to sort out the sound as the good speakers work off a set top box, and the AppleTV goes direct to the TV. Have to work on that.
    Now you have changed to tapping from supporting sailing to paying for entertainment I look forward to more fabulous films.

  40. 26 February, 2017 at 2:48 amCurtis says:

    Finished watching this evening and enjoyed the film. I don’t have a big TV but watch it on my MacBook. It looks good on there. I was planning on sailing today but had to work so it was nice to watch the beautiful scenery in your film. I would love to sail in a place like that but am spoiled by the warm weather here in the San Diego CA area so maybe I wouldn’t last long. Hopefully you continue to have success getting more taps!

  41. 26 February, 2017 at 6:39 amdylan winter says:

    that;s the ticket Doug – I like to think of the films on a big telly now that most of us have the ability to wacth them there

  42. 26 February, 2017 at 7:12 amdylan winter says:

    Thanks Curtis,

    The rewards of sailing in Scotland are massive – the scenery, the geology, the history, the wildlife – but most of all the sailing, the sailing, the sailing. The navigation challenges, the tides, the tiny risks, the light, the feel of the boat – and so few other boats around just adds to the glory. I am really stoked about trying to get back there as soon as I can – but it has to be in the right boat that will keep me and the gear dry. Lots of people have sent me emails and made comments elsewhere telling me to HTFU and just take Katie L to the outer hebs – that would be possible – but a 22 footer with an outboard in a well and filming in the winter – or even in bad summer days – would require a better man than me


  43. 26 February, 2017 at 3:59 pmCurtis says:

    I sail a small West Wight Potter so either boat seems massive to me but I admit to looking at lots of bigger boat porn on the internet. I’d like to go the Channel Islands here which can be a challenging place to sail.

    Right now I sail without a motor but there have been days when I’d gladly bought a motor. One day, becalmed 3 miles out, I said, “I’ll be damned if I’m going to row this boat all the way back.” An 1 ½ hour later I got out the oars! Good exercise but I don’t enjoy it except for rowing around the harbor.

    I enjoyed the pictures of the bus stops in this film:) Take care.

  44. 26 February, 2017 at 7:28 pmWarren says:

    Lovely film of an Interesting trip in a place where few will get the chance to sail. I don’t think I will bother to go but appreciate it non the less. Yes amazing to see a Centaur going so well, almost like lake sailing with a steady breeze. Shame to be followed by 3 days of wind bound prison.( prehaps that explains all the arials on the mobo looking for any signal they can get!)
    Can’t tell the difference between the big and the small waterproof camera , just the steadiness I guess. Watching on big Telly via AirPlay.
    Defiantly worth a tap or as I call it a TIP,
    Cheers Warren

  45. 27 February, 2017 at 7:14 pmNiall says:

    Great piece, I watched it on the big telly while the wind blew outside and the rain lashed against the windows, perfect?

  46. 28 February, 2017 at 7:52 pmAde Moore says:

    Nice work D, Twas mighty grand that. Loved the centaur flying along. Rather a weird thing reading the script before seeing the film, my attention was drawn to the script at times rather than just absorbing it a a whiole. As I had a second sense of what was coming next. Bus stops and 11 aerials narrow gaps hidden rocks desirable plots mussels Dodgers and more quite allot of content to reflect on. Cheers for the continuing journey.

  47. 28 February, 2017 at 8:33 pmdylan winter says:

    how weird A,

    so did that enhance it or ruin it

    very odd experience for you

    maybe I should not post any more scripts on the blog

    At school we used to buy and read film scripts before seeing films – can’t even remember why we did such a thing

    never had a centaur go that well before or since

    we were spilling wind occasionally


  48. 1 March, 2017 at 6:01 amAndrew says:

    Really enjoying your travels round the north of Scotland, and just can’t wait to get there in my own boat – won’t be anytime soon as I have to get their first from the other side of the world, but your stuff is pretty inspirational and great for motivation. We watch quite a few Ewe-tube channels and KTL is the best one by far! It’s got pretty much everything, except the bikini babes, but even they can’t compete against the glorious Scottish scenery and wildlife. Looking forward to the next episode – hope my tap is helping keeping these excellent films alive.
    Andrew and Deb

  49. 1 March, 2017 at 7:10 amdylan winter says:

    Thanks A and D,

    that is very good of you to say so. Scotland is an amazing place to sail. When the sun comes out it is like being kissed by an angel. I am a much better read person than I was before I started while sitting down below waiting for those angels to pucker up though.

    I have to say that the taps appear to be flowing much better now that I have started adding reminders to the youtube films – you can escape them by watching the films linked from this website.

    My daughter – AKA “THE BOSS” says that I am offering something unique on the web – mainly my brain, my voice and my jowls. I guess that was a compliment.

    The taps are on course…. to the point where I found myself looking at boat adverts the other day. Many a slip twixt cup and lip but things certainly look so much better than they did six weeks ago.

    This bonkers project has been going for almost a decade now, so I will not throw in the towel without a fight.


  50. 1 March, 2017 at 10:09 amBreccan says:

    Great film :) Dying for the weather to settle down a bit so I can get my sailing canoe back on the old Whale Road! Watching Harmony flying free was the next best thing.

  51. 1 March, 2017 at 11:07 amdylan winter says:

    It was a magnificent performance. You could see how much energy there was in that wind by the speed the windsurfers were going at.

  52. 2 March, 2017 at 8:21 pmMIles says:

    Thank you for all the films!

  53. 2 March, 2017 at 8:24 pmdylan winter says:

    11 more to come…. then…. digital oblivion

    better download those films while they are there chaps

  54. 21 March, 2017 at 5:54 pmMelissa White says:

    Dylan, this news article about Google and adverts popped up in my news feed. Thought you might be interested. Perhaps they’d give your account another look since you are not alone in your complaint about fairness.https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/21/youtube-google-advertising-policies-controversial-content
    Cheers, Melissa

  55. 21 March, 2017 at 7:32 pmdylan winter says:

    I think my adsense goose is cooked

  56. 22 March, 2017 at 12:58 am[email protected] says:

    Sorry to hear that Dylan, hoped you’d be like me and just go on and on and……looking forward to when you’re back and sticking it up ’em again, Meanwhile I’ve followed you since the I.O.W. (1st time) and La Vag since the Med. I also like Rock and roll dancing and sailing when health permits (which it does’nt until I have my rebore on some pipes in a few weeks hopefully. Then onwards and upwards eh?
    Looking forward to revisiting all your old films and fingers crossed for the future ones or am I just an optimistic B.O.F.
    Sincerely Brian

  57. 22 March, 2017 at 10:52 amdylan winter says:

    water under the bridge B,

    I have been a freelance hack for three decades – so work and cash ebbs and flows like the tide.

    It is all part of the fun – and I have no real boss telling me what he thinks. No pension either – but that is okay too because I am married to a teacher.

    I am also an optimistic B O F (Bloody Old Fool) and am hopeful that I can garner the resources to have a second go at scotland – although it looks like a big hump to get around at the moment.

    it is a wonderful place to sail and to film – never been anywhere like it. I am dead keen to get stuck in while I am fit enough for the tough stuff

    as you know….. nothing is certain.


  58. 9 January, 2018 at 9:59 amDavid says:

    Saw an advert for a boat at the back of PBO, January’s I think. The boat may not be your idea of a crack boat but the deal seems to be sail her and maintain her for a year then hand her back. Maybe that would get you sailing again.

  59. 9 January, 2018 at 10:18 amdylan winter says:

    David, I would not be a good boat partner – my maintenance is as skimpy as I can make it – I bump into rocks and docks all the time.

  60. 9 January, 2018 at 4:15 pmDavid says:

    The rocks up round Orkney and Shetland must be made of foam rubber since I didn’t detect a single crunch in your films.

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