‘in the Kiel post office’

To be honest, I was a bit shaken by NotDavies’s metrosexual behaviour at the beginning of our mini-adventure from October 2 to October 4. He devoted a disturbingly high number of minutes to a consultation with a female shop assistant in Kiehls about the merits of various face moisturisers and ‘serums’. Shortly afterwards he then askedContinue reading “‘in the Kiel post office’”

We’ll be live-streaming from the Holtenau lock at 18:15 UK time

Ahoy! We’ve made it to Kiel, have visited the post office and done a bit of shopping, and now it’s time to head to the Holtenau Lock. We’ll be live streaming via the Unbound Shed page from about 18:15 UK time (*subject to bandwidth*). Join us! The URL to use is https://unbound.co.uk/books/riddle-of-the-sands/updates/kiel-canal-reconnaissance-live-october-2-5,  but you can onlyContinue reading “We’ll be live-streaming from the Holtenau lock at 18:15 UK time”

Shopping in Kiel (Part 2): ‘cigars and many weird brands of sausage and tinned meats’

I imagine every sailor has at least one story about surviving on a single exotic and/or nightmarish foodstuff  for days. My own tale of woe involves a seemingly endless supply of Batchelors savoury rice served every day for what seemed like weeks, as we drifted slowly across the Hebridean sea during a windless heatwave. I wasContinue reading “Shopping in Kiel (Part 2): ‘cigars and many weird brands of sausage and tinned meats’”

Shopping in Kiel (Part 1): ‘Clothes were my own chief care’

In my role as ‘notCarruthers’, I am determined to make sure that we keep our eye on the most important aspects of the adventure: what we’re going to eat, and what we’re going to wear. On October 2 a lot of shopping takes place, and having already ruined two pairs of white flannels, Carruthers isContinue reading “Shopping in Kiel (Part 1): ‘Clothes were my own chief care’”

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”