Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E19 – Return Home From Herts

Original YT playout date: 21 September 2008
Duration: 30:04

Here we take the road back through Germany and Poland. It includes a rendition of Wordsworth’s “My heart leaps up” and also a view of Turek, as well as driving through a typical Polish summer storm.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E1 – Journey Over to Herts

Original YT playout date: 12 July 2008
Duration: 25:34

Ironically this is being uploaded on a day (6th May 2019) when I am making a similar journey from the UK to Poland in the reverse direction. Already for several years Stryków is less significant, as the motorways go right through now. Still, nice trip down memory’s country rther too narrow lanes.

It’s a second series of Uncle Davey’s Herts Content. This time we go there by car, unlike last time in the plane. Here we see Strykow in the days when the motorway didn’t go all the way to Warsaw.
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Road trip through Gorzyca

Production date: May 2006
Playout date: 15/6/2006
Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker
Location: Gorzyca, Poland, near Kostrzyn.

One viewer, from the 1800 plus which this has had in the first four years, instructed me to “get life” (sic) for taking this film, but when you have to drive the car anyway, and that is part of your life, then recording it and sharing it is hardly the same as needing to get out a bit more! This is the first ever “driving while filming” style, but the first of many. I’ll have a section in here for road trips as well as the Scenes from Poland and see how many km of road my viewers and I have travelled down together.

I didn’t know when I did this how much of it I would start doing, but I see that roads do have a certain beauty and driving down them does fill a certain need in our psyches, not just for me. The average rating was 3,57 which in YT’s brand new “digg” style system translates to 5 likes and 2 dislikes. Not sure what the equation for that is.

Almost all my filming-while-driving footage has been in my current car, which is a Chrysler Grand Voyager. I had taken stills photos from my previous car, but not filmed in it. The car by the way was less than two months old when I did this, so my filming while driving technique really started almost concurrently with getting this car.