Keep Turning Left - A Slow Journey Around Britain UK in a Small Sailboat
Professional cameraman and impecunious sailor Dylan Winter is sailing his 45 year old 18 foot boat called “The Slug” around the UK and filming the journey as he goes.
Three years into the project he has only got from the Isle of Wight to North Norfolk, but he aims to film every river and estuary worth visiting along the way.
He makes films about the places he sails to – he tells about the history, the geography and the ecology of Britain. But he is a real down to earth small boat sailor. He tells stories about men who excavated dinosaur dung to sell as fertilizer, Viking raids and stupid admirals. He is rude about the French, admires the Dutch, and hates big motorboats. Dylan really tells it like it is.
He posts some films on YouTube – type in "keepturningleft" But on his website at – www.keepturningleft.co.uk
- he has six hours of sailing – great boats, great scenery, great sailing. He charges $4.99 through paypal for a three month pass - or you can email him and in return for a promise to put $5 into a charity box he will email you a pass code.
I recently subscribed to Winter's KTL website. I have been watching his films on the web and they really help to get through those evenings when the only thing on the TV is Simon Cowell on American Idol or Dancing With the Stars. I am very pleased with his videos and have watched about seven so far.
Winter's pictures of England's wetlands are breathtaking, the landscapes evocative, the skies of many hued clouds, the play of sunlight and shadows soul satisfying. His selections of background music are peaceful and subtle accompaniment.
I love the beautiful sailboats he shows as well as the commercial vessels. I particularly like the video of the busy deep-water harbor where the behemoth vessels (seem) to share the harbor politely with the various power and sailboats.
I don't even mind Winter's chatty commentary-- I actually like his musings, although he could probably use a bit of that wind for his sails!
I commend KTL to you. www.keepturningleft.co.uk