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‘the scene from the offing was desolate to the last degree’

Charting the Harle, as Carruthers & Davies claim to be doing on October 16, was probably a rather pointless exercise back in 1898. As already noted by Lloyd (not Davies) in a previous post, the sands in these parts are constantly shifting, and the channels would be changing pretty regularly as a result. Nowhere is […]

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“Such was Wangeroog”

And so we come, at last, to the East Frisian Islands. In the book it’s October 15th, Carruthers and Davies have spent the best part of 10 days sailing back-and-forth across the sands at the mouths of the Elbe, Wester and Jade rivers. Carruthers has mastered the art of crewing. Now, the adventure really begins. […]

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