Broadland Panorama, 1960

Read all about it and a lot of other videos including Broadland Adventure at the excellent Broadland Memories weblog.  

Of Broadland Panorama, the author says: ‘It’s an absolute joy to watch… The film starts with the family’s arrival at the boatyard in Oulton Broad in a brand new Vauxhall PA Velox. Their boat for the week was what would have been the flagship of Hoseasons fleet, the 38ft, 8 berth Mayqueen(renamed Caribbean for this film), which cost between £33/10 and £66 to hire in 1960.’

‘Below 50 degrees south there is no law, below 40 degrees south there is no God’

John Welsford SCAMP

SCAMP photo by Smallcraftadvisor 

Some 25 years ago, Howard Rice completed a voyage around Cape Horn in a 15 foot wood and canvas sailing canoe – and now he’s about to do it again – this time in a John  Welsford-designed Scamp – and the aim is to make a film of the adventure.

‘Round Cape Horn in a tiny sailing boat’ has quite a ring to it – for as the saying goes ‘Below 40 degrees South there is no law and below 50 degrees South there is no God.’ I hope he stays safe and the film gets made…

Slocum at Sea with Himself – the trailers

Slocum at sea with himself

Slocum at Sea with Himself is a new animated film about the solo circumnavigator made by keen sailors Sandra and Paul Fierlinger.

From watching the ten beautifully made trailers (or ‘teasers’), I’d say it rises well above the charming, not least because of the details, which are both included and correct. The music’s nicely done too…

I think I’d rather like to see the whole thing, if I can figure out how to make Vimeo play via our Chromecast. Must ask a young person…

PS – We watched this two hour movie in a single sitting last night, and it was every bit as good as the trailers promised. The task of getting the Vevo film to play on out TV/hifi arrangement via Chromecast was a bit of a struggle, but once I’d installed several extensions to Chrome, it worked – and as I say it was great.