The 26th Adventure Podcast: Going Overboard in Ostmahorn

We’ve made it to the last day in the book – October 26. Our heroes, Carruthers and Davies, sail off into the sunset with the delightful Clara on board, and her dastardly dad Dollman overboard. In this podcast Lloyd notDavies plots out how to get back to Blighty via Ostmahorn, Holland. Tim notCarruthers, meanwhile, considersContinue reading “The 26th Adventure Podcast: Going Overboard in Ostmahorn”

‘the tide had risen a good deal’ – NO IT HADN’T

Club members who have been paying close attention will remember that on October 16 in the book, Carruthers makes a note that “High water at morning and evening is between five and six”. He and Davies are somewhere between Wangerooge and Spiekeroog at the time, and he even adds a short footnote stating: “the reader shouldContinue reading “‘the tide had risen a good deal’ – NO IT HADN’T”

The 19th Adventure Club Podcast: The Ems, Emden, Sail-Plans & Foghorns

There’s barely a couple of pages covering October 20 in ‘The Riddle of the Sands’, but somehow we’ve managed to create an information-packed podcast out of it. We include a bit of Roman history, obscure house numbering systems, spinnakers, gibs & what-not, a symphony composed for foghorns, a plate of wurst, more pipe-smoking *and* aContinue reading “The 19th Adventure Club Podcast: The Ems, Emden, Sail-Plans & Foghorns”

‘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”

Club member seeks crew: a chance for a *real* adventure

As we keep saying, Lloyd and I are bumbling amateurs when it comes to sailing. Luckily this project seems to have attracted a number of Adventure Club members who actually know what they’re talking about. One of them is Jerry Clinton, who has already helped us with a number of boat-related issues, and also managedContinue reading “Club member seeks crew: a chance for a *real* adventure”

The 7th Adventure Club Podcast: Books, Handbooks & Punch

This week we’re concentrating on September 28 & 29, in which Davies’s onboard library is discussed, and a dangerous concoction called ‘coffee-punch’ sampled. 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, acquiring a beautiful Handbook Edition of ‘TheContinue reading “The 7th Adventure Club Podcast: Books, Handbooks & Punch”

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”

‘Isn’t this rather an open anchorage?’

The first day of sailing for Carruthers is September 27th, and it takes him and Davies out from Flensburg, so this is our first opportunity to do some serious mapping, though Tim NotCarruthers got us started with his post on the location of their first night after Carruthers’s arrival. Carruthers wakes on the morning ofContinue reading “‘Isn’t this rather an open anchorage?’”