Watch our weekend video to relax: "Boat Stories - The Bideford Pilot"

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Found on YouTube. Created by "North Devon Moving Image".

The Bideford Pilot with Roger Hoad & the crew of Two Rivers II

A short film about the Bideford Pilot. Part of the Boat Stories North Devon series.

Note the calm and skilful team work as the pilot boat crew head out night and day, winter and summer over the notorious Bideford bar to meet big ships out at sea, get the pilot on board and escort the ships safely up river into Bideford, Appledore or Yelland harbour.

Filmed & edited by Matt Biggs - Artaura Productions. Music composed & produced by Tom Watkins - Yard 1 Studios. Directed & produced by Jo Stewart-Smith

This is part of the Boat Stories North Devon project www.boatstories.co.uk supported by www.northdevonimage.org.uk.

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