The 17th Adventure Club Podcast: Langeoog, Lili Marlene & whisky

Holidays are now over, and we resume podcasting with a slightly longer than usual show covering two days in the book instead of one. On October 17 and October 18, our heroes Carruthers & Davies find themselves in the Otsumer Ee between the islands of Spiekeroog & Langeroog, until  bad weather forces them to headContinue reading “The 17th Adventure Club Podcast: Langeoog, Lili Marlene & whisky”

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”

The 14th Adventure Club Podcast: In Search of the Flushing Steamer Pier

We’re meant to be talking about October 6 in ‘Riddle of the Sands’, but frankly this is a period in the book where not a lot is happening, and we’re essentially gearing up for the main spying action starting on October 15. Having been stood up by a man who may (or may not) haveContinue reading “The 14th Adventure Club Podcast: In Search of the Flushing Steamer Pier”

The 13th Adventure Club Podcast: Off To The Movies

As we enter a 10-day period of relative quiet in the Sands (story-wise) relating to October 6 – 15, we use the spare time to go to the movies. Thanks to Arthur Beale, we got to watch the 1978 film version of The Riddle of the Sands with 40-50 other ROTS fans, and the bulk ofContinue reading “The 13th Adventure Club Podcast: Off To The Movies”

The 12th Adventure Club Podcast: On the Elbe with sporty women

It’s October 4 in the classic spy thriller ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ and our heroes Carruthers and Davies have finally got to the other end of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel. Awaiting them is the mighty river Elbe, a first encounter (for Carruthers) with the ‘Sands’  – and also a personal enquiry from ClaraContinue reading “The 12th Adventure Club Podcast: On the Elbe with sporty women”

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”

The 10th Adventure Club Podcast: the Kiel Canal & weird brands of sausage

In which we discuss our plans to re-enact the classic spy novel ‘The Riddle of the Sands’, following the route of Carruthers & Davies day by day through Germany. This week we’re concentrating on October 2 in Kiel, with our heroes waiting to go through the Holtenau Lock. They pass the time with stocking upContinue reading “The 10th Adventure Club Podcast: the Kiel Canal & weird brands of sausage”

Join us for our first attempt at live streaming – tomorrow night (Tues June 2) from 20:00

Tomorrow night (Tues June 2) we’re going to record another podcast, and one of the topics we’re going to discuss is how to live up to our promise of live streaming the adventure in the autumn. As usual, we’re keen to walk it like we talk it, so we’re going to use both Periscope andContinue reading “Join us for our first attempt at live streaming – tomorrow night (Tues June 2) from 20:00”

The 9th Adventure Club Podcast: Double Agents, Naval Officers & Apples

In which we discuss our plans to re-enact the classic spy novel ‘The Riddle of the Sands’, following the route of Carruthers & Davies day by day through Germany. This week we’re concentrating on October 1, the day that Davies reveals what this duck shooting holiday is all about. He recounts his first encounters withContinue reading “The 9th Adventure Club Podcast: Double Agents, Naval Officers & Apples”

The 8th Adventure Club Podcast: Ducks, Vikings & Music Boxes

This week we’re concentrating on September 29 & 30, in which we arrive at the Schlei Fjord for a spot of duck shooting, beer and music. We also talk at length about how you can support this project by pledging to pay for access to the live web adventure in the autumn, and acquire a beautifulContinue reading “The 8th Adventure Club Podcast: Ducks, Vikings & Music Boxes”