Finally, after months of talking about having an adventure, Lloyd (notDavies) and Tim (notCarruthers) head off to Germany, using ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ as their guide.
We start with a discussion about the difference between ‘reliving’ and ‘replaying’ a book. Inevitably, we ask you again to pledge your support for the full Adventure Club experience, by supporting us at unbound.co.uk (00:54)
Tim (not Carruthers) starts us off at Kiel, taking in the harbour, the bierkeller, the post office and even some of the edgier parts of town (03:22); a musical interlude with Ulrich Schnauss (11:10); Lloyd (notDavies) describes Holtenau and indulges in a bit of container ship spotting (12:03).
October 3 finds the two adventurers in Rendsburg, (22:40) enjoying eels from the canal (29:26) and finally realising it’s German Unity day – *not* German Unification Day (31:36); the final stop is Brunsbüttel, leading out to the Elbe and the sands… (36:52)
Club Business: Nick on house numbers on Baltrum (not Borkum!) and in Japan (42:03); Meg knows a song about kümmel (44:32); Brian brings coals from Newcastle (46:22); Jeff helps on the history of foghorns (46:35); Peter focusses on apples from Kappeln, putting the Finkenwerder in the mix (48:08)
Missions for next week – members assistance required.
Norderney: another day, another Frisian island – what can you tell us about this one?
the Clara rendezvous: where exactly is this meeting, and is it actually possible given the tide tables and the time of day?
‘the little drab book’ (and other naval books): is there a real-life model for the book that Clara spots on Davies’s bookshelf? And what of the other tomes that are named: Cowper’s ‘Sailing Tours’ and MacMullen’s ‘Down Channel’?
‘a worthy reception-room for a lady’: so come on, women club members, tell us how a cabin should be organised to suit the fairer sex? Generally, do men and women sailors organise their boats differently at all?