Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Game on

Kelp crisps - just don't ask Kelp collection - just don't try this at home!



Wednesday 25th November comments:

Welcome back, but we’ve been nowhere. The gale force winds have remained with us and it’s been an endless week of gales or strong winds. The mainland seems a distant memory as we approach a whopping fourteen days since we last seen a shop or a pub. The milk has gone, the margarine tub is empty and I can’t recall what beer looks like, never mind tastes like. I’m not sure if it’s the sign of the times, but the kelp crisps and lentils are currently being cooked…

Gradually supplies are running low as the storms batter us from all angles but team morale remains good as we discuss the if/when we’ll escape. We’ve even started to discuss what we’ll do first when we touch mainland soil – a pint of beer is near the top of most lists (and probably a shower…). Everything is being rationed as it’s not over yet, not by any stretch. As I type, the kelp crisps have arrived – crikey – don’t try this at home, only one word sums them up – vile!

The forecast looks bleak tomorrow and looking at the weekend, Saturday looks interesting…northerly storms. Where not out of this yet, not by any stretch. We’re heading to day fifteen. Game on.

13 comments:

kezia said...

Oh david its nice to hear from you I was begining to worry keep thinking I will hear on the news 'wardens rescued from farnes' or 'Helicopter drops rations in to marooned wardens on The Farnes', you poor things - kelp crisps they do sound yuck but perhaps you should get in touch with Tescos they might like to market them - maybe make some money here !!!. Has this ever happened to you before ?? just think when you do get to the mainland everything will taste so good and you will stand in that shower for hours !! You sound in good spirits but I guess there is not much else you can be , keep you chins up and take care

Alan Tilmouth said...

Kelp Crisps sounds like a fantastic marketing opportunity, you should go for EU designated origin or whatever it is. Since when did been vile come into it Marmite have made a fortune from vile.

Joe Cockram said...

Glad to hear you're still alive boyos. A rare photo of the lads looking sad there, for a moment I even thought that Scotty Boy was giving the camera a 'rude gesture'!!!

Mark Mowbray said...

good to see you on the news tonight hope the weather calms soon and you can get some much needed supplies.

Ash said...

Have you tried milking a seal yet? Tastes like nutty mayonnaise apparently..

Ipin said...

You'll be needing the river cottage edible seahsore book, can't imagine amazon getting out with it though....maybe for next year?

Joe Cockram said...

Nice use of the word 'apparently' at the last minute there Ashy. Good call though, "rich fatty milk" all round lads!!!

Jan said...

Well glad to hear you are surviving somehow, think I'll pass on the kelp crisps though.
Seriously, if it keeps on, can you get supplies choppered out, or do you just have to stay there until you draw lots as to which one of you gets eaten by the others?

Hoping things improve for you all soon.

Martin Kitching said...

Never mind kelp crisps, how about kelp beer? You could start brewing it next September in preparation for the 'isolation time' you'll get in November. It might make the prospect of seal milk more appealing though :-)

charlie_cheeze said...

For a man who lives mostly on Coke, curry and chocolate, Kelp crisps could be the start of a healthy diet!

Must be hard - I'm glad I'm in my nice warm centrally heated house with a view of the sea from the kitchen window :)

And as for the seals... What would Ray say?...

Food!

Ade said...

Alright lads! You lot must be going mental, the Brownsman must be feeling even smaller than usual! Hope you get ashore soon, I guess the Ship will be your first point of call!

Ash said...

Looks like tomorrow's your window (if you didn't get off today) cos the weekend's looking pretty interesting..
I've never had the pleasure of seal milk Joe but I spoke to a seal researcher once who had, he had the right combination of sedatives and restraints though. I still think the lads should give it a go, what's the worst that could happen?

Stewart said...

At what stage do you eat your colleagues? Have you seen 'Alive!'. You have to start with the arse, apparently...