Freebooter

Life & Travels Afloat in our Moody

Reflections on Antigua

From St John’s, a gentle drive took us to Fort St James, another monument to English determination to keep out Johnny foreigner, or more accurately our French competitors. Conservation and … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Antigua

Arriving in Antigua was very special. It enabled us to take up a longstanding invitation from Mervyn and Amanda to visit them, and to berth in their private┬ádock. Fellow Moody … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ilet Pigeon & Deshaies

After nearly a week in Les Saintes, it was time to move on. This meant sailing north west to Guadeloupe its. There are few significant towns with harbours on this … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Les Saintes (Guadeloupe)

A small cluster of islands just to the south of Guadeloupe, they are an idyllic outpost of La France. Make no mistake that the French ‘departements’ are outposts rather than … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dominican Wander

Not wanting to confine our exposure to the island to one or two ports, we hired a car for a day with Charlie and Kate. Forget Avis or Hertz, this … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 2 Comments