The 25th Adventure Club Podcast: Dornum, Disguises, Ditches & Duck Soup

After weeks of sailing and suspense, ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ explodes into action on October 25. At last we discover what the ‘Riddle’ is. Sadly, as you will hear, Lloyd notDavies and Tim notCarruthers fall out quite badly – and loudly – about the basic credibility of Erskine Childers’s premise in describing the imminentContinue reading “The 25th Adventure Club Podcast: Dornum, Disguises, Ditches & Duck Soup”

‘the scene from the offing was desolate to the last degree’

Charting the Harle, as Carruthers & Davies claim to be doing on October 16, was probably a rather pointless exercise back in 1898. As already noted by Lloyd (not Davies) in a previous post, the sands in these parts are constantly shifting, and the channels would be changing pretty regularly as a result. Nowhere isContinue reading “‘the scene from the offing was desolate to the last degree’”

‘siel–a repulsive termination, that seemed appropriate to the whole region’

As Lloyd (notDavies) points out vividly in his post about Wangeroog, the sea and the land are constantly at war in this part of the world. When it comes to the islands of East Frisia first encountered by our heroes on October 15, it’s not that clear who’s winning. But on the mainland, I’d say the land isContinue reading “‘siel–a repulsive termination, that seemed appropriate to the whole region’”

The 15th Adventure Club Podcast: Wangerooge, pink gin & stinks

At last our heroes Carruthers & Davies arrive at the East Frisian islands. It’s October 15, and, in a curious reversal of roles, Davies is quaffing pink gin in a bar, whilst Carruthers is dealing with intruders on the boat. In this podcast you can learn why Wangerooge is rarely in the same place inContinue reading “The 15th Adventure Club Podcast: Wangerooge, pink gin & stinks”