The huge reveal of Tanis Episode 209 was that The Navigator is…
Yeah right, as if I’m going to spoiler that!
No way! You have 21 fascinating episodes of murder, madness, conspiracy and stray right feet washing up on beaches before you can get to that reveal. Having said that, there’s no need to be daunted, the Tanis back catalogue is still small enough that you could binge listen to it all in a weekend.
So get onto it. It is actually one of those things that is also worth a second (or third ) listen.
You could have a Geoff Van Sant moment and grab a beer while you listen. Or, even better, make this super dry, super citrussy cocktail called The Navigator.
The Navigator & Clues to Tanis
The Navigator is to Eld Fen what the runner is to Tanis. Basically, to get there you need one. And you also need a map.
But maybe not a map like this.
Because even when you have a Navigator / Runner, you can only get to Eld Fen / Tanis when the stars don’t align.
As soon as I heard about the stars not aligning my first thought went to the line from Space Oddity, “And the stars look very different today”. I don’t think it’s at all relevant but except maybe for the writers tipping their hat and giving a little nod to the late, great Mr David Bowie. I hope it’s that and the twist about to come is not aliens.
The Navigator Cocktail
I found this on the ever reliable, always excellent Difford’s Guide.
Dry Gin, Limoncello and Pink Grapefruit Juice…three of my favorite things! I added some additional lemon juice to mine. I figured that if I was going to cut open a lemon from the garnish, I may as well use some of it in the drink too!
This is so good! The stars all align with The Navigator. It is:
- Lipsmackingly dry from the gin
- Sweet from the limoncello
- Sour from the lemon juice
- Bright with a hint of bitter from the grapefruit.
It’s like a flavour explosion in your mouth.
The Navigator could easily become one of my favorite cocktails!
- 2 shots dry gin
- 3/4 shot Limoncello
- 1 1/4 shot freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
- 1/2 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Lemon wheel to garnish
- Shake all the wet ingredients with ice.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with the lemon wheel.
I have no doubt Nic is about to go into the forest again but with whom? Per the first series, you need four. So, Nic, The Navigator and two others.
If I was Nic, I’d take Geoff Van Sant and MK. But then, given the choice, I’d probably take GVS and MK anywhere with me. They’re the best. I think GVS is my secret podcast crush. What can I say, I happen to have a thing for guys with messy hair and alert eyes who like a drink or two. And in my head he looks like Paul from Orphan Black. And that is never a bad thing!
And MK is just the best. She may also be my secret podcast crush!
I can’t wait…the series two final is fast approaching….I will try to align my fourth (and final) cocktail with that happening!
Ladies of the PNW who need a thrilling secret conspiracy to liven up their lives? GVS is trying dating again. Why not have a beer with him?
‘kay people of the internet, we’re done.