Life & Travels Afloat in our Moody

St Pierre, Martinique

The islands in this part of the Caribbean are like acne on the surface of the earth. Volcanic in origin, the seemingly innocuous peaks have a nasty habit of coming … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment


The passage to Dominica was a challenging sail, thanks to the huge variances in wind speed and direction. If the incentive to meet up with Charlie & Kate in Portsmouth … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment


    At last we get to leave Marin! There were various teething bits to resolve with the fitting of the new engine, mainly to do with various electrical bits … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

St Lucia Tragedy

Thanks to everyone who emailed, posted and phoned. The news of the attack on an English couple in Soufriere Bay came as a real shock to the boating community here. … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slow Progress – Caribbean Style at Marin

Marin  is a town at the South-Western tip of Martinique. It has a modest marina (expensive option), most yachts choosing to anchor just outside it (for free!). Going for a … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Other Life on the Island

A potter in the dinghy showed up some different aspects to life here. Only a short distance from the town, there are mangroves, with small channels through them. The birds … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 4 Comments


Yesterday was the challenge. Thanks to our friends, the departure from Rodney Bay, St Lucia was so much easier than expected. Rod from Charlotta tied his dinghy ‘Collapso’ alongside, and … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Back and Forth!

With a few hours to kill before the ferry sails, a wander round Fort de France was appropriate. In total contrast to yesterday, the shutters were up and the town … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 3 Comments


Having been offered a few days with Jonathan and Karen on Avanti, a very comfortable catamaran (for sale if you are interested 🙂 ), we sailed up to the French … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Tropical Christmas

My favourite saying is the old Hebrew one that ‘man plans and God laughs’. The original idea had been for a group of friends to take their boats over to Pigeon … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment