Life & Travels Afloat in our Moody

Day 6 – Friday 29th

Whilst eating supper on Wed evening at sunset, we were treated to a real show. A shoal of large fish, each about 1 metre long, came close and were leaping … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Day 3 – Wed 27th

It came as something of a relief to leave the marina and get out to sea again. A massed start makes for good spectator viewing, but was let down by … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Signing out of Las Palmas!

With the last shopping done, we head out today on the big one. The first challenge is already heading our way with a high pressure system blocking our route, meaning … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 1 Comment


The organisers of the ARC Rally are great at getting good and knowledgeable luminaries to talk about their experience and offer advice. However after 2 days of hearing about dismasting, … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment


Ever tried working out how much food you need in a month, on the basis that you will never get to the shops? It is not too easy! Reducing the … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Crew & Stowaways

The ARC Rally sees various changes in Las Palmas. With so 250 extra yachts in the harbour, it attracts all sorts of animal converge to try and seek passage. These … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sailing to the start

After a wearying journey with all the gear, it was so good to be back on Freebooter! A quick visit to the adjacent supermarket to start the provisioning, with now … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Final Prep

Despite having overloaded the boat when we left the UK, there always seems to be a shedload of ‘stuff’ to take out with the inevitable Ryanair challenge. Somehow we need … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 4 Comments