The 6th Adventure Club Podcast: the Danish Edition

This week, is a very special Danish edition, covering September 27 & September 28. We need to sail to the Als Sound as part of the great Adventure, but club members will need to brush up on their Prussian & Danish history if they’re going to join us… We discuss: how German champagne funded WW1 –Continue reading “The 6th Adventure Club Podcast: the Danish Edition”

‘Grog’s ready!’

It doesn’t take long on September 26 for Carruthers to start sloughing off his London snobbery and relax into the adventure on board Dulcibella: ‘There was left a fashionable and dishevelled young man sitting in the dew and in the dark on a ridiculous portmanteau which dwarfed the yacht that was to carry it; aContinue reading “‘Grog’s ready!’”

The 5th Adventure Club Podcast: Mainly About Sailing (and Tobacco)

This week, Lloyd (aka NotDavies) has disappeared on to the Continent, so Tim (NotCarruthers) is sailing solo. Luckily, we recorded a couple of discussions before Lloyd left, interviewed an experienced ocean sailer at a club in London, and also received some gripping material from several Adventure Club members. We discuss: the size of Carruthers’s luggageContinue reading “The 5th Adventure Club Podcast: Mainly About Sailing (and Tobacco)”

‘We were entering a little cove encircled by trees’

Now that our two heroes are finally out in the field (see September 26), we’re starting to think more directly about the logistics of our own adventure. For each day in the book we need to chart where we think Carruthers & Davies are, so when we get out there in the autumn (funds allowing),Continue reading “‘We were entering a little cove encircled by trees’”

The 4th Adventure Club Podcast: First Encounters, Germany & Grog

In which we discuss our plans to re-enact the classic spy novel ‘The Riddle of the Sands’. This week we talk about Day 4 of the adventure – September 26.  Today is a day of first encounters – with Davies the yachtsman, Dulcibella the boat and with Flensburg & Germany. We discuss: a brief introductionContinue reading “The 4th Adventure Club Podcast: First Encounters, Germany & Grog”

‘soon my portmanteau blackened the hatchway’

Like any sensible young gentleman, Carruthers arrives in Flensburg on September 26 with a suitcase crammed full of fashionable yachting outfits, including ‘cool white ducks’, ‘neat blue serge’ and a ‘snowy-crowned yachting cap’. That’s my outfit sorted then. Alas, he’s in for a rude awakening when he meets Davies, who would rather Carruthers made doContinue reading “‘soon my portmanteau blackened the hatchway’”

“Then northward to Flensburg”

September the 26th is the day it happens – Carruthers meets Davies at last, and then he meets the third character in this adventure: Davies’s boat, the Dulcibella. And the location for all these encounters is Flensburg – which means this is also our first encounter with Germany. We’ll be talking about the Dulcibella and about GermanyContinue reading ““Then northward to Flensburg””