A Club Member’s own Adventure

Many of you will remember the lovely day out we had in Queenborough over the summer, where we looked at a ship pier which I, notDavies, confidently asserted was the same pier that Carruthers takes the Flushing Steamer from to begin his adventure. Many of you will also remember that this was not, in fact,Continue reading “A Club Member’s own Adventure”

Mea maxima culpa: the pier at Queenborough

I’ve waited until Tim’s away on holiday to write this post, for reasons which will become obvious. Back in July, we had arranged a day in Norfolk to visit a boat which we had thought might be similar to the Medusa. However, the chap who owned said boat cancelled on us at the last minute,Continue reading “Mea maxima culpa: the pier at Queenborough”

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”

‘Pacing the deck of a Flushing steamer’

An admission – I had always imagined a ‘Flushing steamer’ to be a steamer of a particular kind, following the usual landlubber’s rule of assuming that a strange word in use alongside something ship-sounding must be a proper noun of unknown provenance. But this turns out to have been idiotic. Flushing is the English vernacularContinue reading “‘Pacing the deck of a Flushing steamer’”