Keep Turning Left Dylan Winter interviews a fisherman still using a traditional coble

The entrance to Whitby Harbour, captured by Dylan Winter

It’s usually about this time of year that I start dreaming of sailing in good weather.

Sometimes my dreams settle on faraway places, but this time my eye has been caught by this little video in which Dylan Winter of Keep Turning Left fame captures the dramatic and impressive entrance to Whitby, a place I know well from playing at the town’s remarkable folk festival.

Walking out onto the arms of the harbour, I have often wondered how it looks from a boat, and now we know. Some day perhaps I’ll do it myself…

If you don’t already know it,¬†Keep Turning Left¬†is well worth keeping an eye on – Dylan is clearly Marmite to some people, but for the rest of us he’s entertaining and often illuminating and a very good with a lens – if I ever sail into Whitby, I don’t expect to get half such good images.

PS – While poking about at KTL this morning, I also found an ancient TV film about the Tobermory race of 1968. More summer sailing dreams just made for the middle of winter!

PPS – The Peggy Bawn Press folks (see comments below) have informed me that they have some oline background on this race, and they do – an article by director Louis Miller, no less! Read it here.


Keep Turning Left sailor and film-maker Dylan Winter lays on the encouragement

Here’s slow sailing exponent and eventual UK circumnavigator¬†Dylan Winter in funny full rant mode speaking to the charity Hope and Homes for Children. His observations are as pin-sharp as ever, and I was amused by his remarks about the antics of bull seals.

I find there’s nothing quite like a little Dylan at this time of year for getting one thinking of the adventures we can look forward to when the weather improves…

For more intheboatshed posts about Dylan Winter and his Keep Turning Left project, click here.