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”

‘For miles in every direction lay a desert of sand’

I’ve been fretting about how we get from Brünsbuttel on October 5 to Wangerooge on October 15. Carruthers and Davies have their little boat ‘Dulcibella’. We do not. We’re planning to turn up on the banks of the Elbe on bicycles. Even if we did get hold of a Dulcibella-like boat (skippered by someone whoContinue reading “‘For miles in every direction lay a desert of sand’”

‘the Meaning of our Work’: contributions of note

In our day-by-day replaying of ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ we’ve reached October 6, and we enter a stage in the book when not a lot happens storywise: “Nothing happened during the next ten days to disturb us at our work. During every hour of daylight and many of darkness, sailing or anchored, aground orContinue reading “‘the Meaning of our Work’: contributions of note”

The 11th Adventure Club Podcast: boats, trains & Holsteiners

It’s October 3 and we’re being towed slowly down the Kiel Canal, preparing for our boating adventure in the Frisian sands, whilst staring out at the ‘vast plains of Holstein’. We explain the benefits of *pledging your support* to the Club at unbound.co.uk (01:22); Lloyd offers a reading recommendation – The Year of Reading DangerouslyContinue reading “The 11th Adventure Club Podcast: boats, trains & Holsteiners”