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Southern Karoo roadtrip

The Karoo desert that starts about 3-4 hours drive from Cape Town, to be visited for the dramatic landscapes. That and the isolation. Starting from Cape Town, take the N1 … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

Exploring Southern Africa

When we left England in 2013, our expectation was to be living aboard Freebooter for the forseeable future with periodic visits back to the UK to see family and friends. … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Profitable Death

Funerals in Ghana carry a different slant. If you are ‘someone’ this can involve taking out full page colour ads in the local paper, listing all the principal mourners and setting … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Whistlestop Tour of South Africa – Part 2

A six hour trip took us to Birds of Eden, the largest aviary in the world, where you see everything from Macau’s to Flamingos to Fruit Bats flying free in … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Whistlestop Tour of South Africa – Part 1

  When our Australian teacher friend, Wendy, asked if she could come and visit us in South Africa, the brief was broad – she wanted “to see as much as … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Pink Globe

  The spectacular Zulu Memorial at Blood River showing the shields of the different chiefs.       One always likes to think of one’s country as a peaceable entity, … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The One-Legged Army

One-Legged Army? Looking for somewhere different for a day out, a colleague suggested Parys, (pronounced Par-ace). Apparently named after Paris, the two places could not be more different. A quaint little … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Its all been a bit hectic…

We have been rather quiet, so here is a bit of an update After a manic decommissioning of Freebooter in Grenada at the end of June, it was back to … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment


After what seems like a very intense few months, our last weekend before heading back to Freebooter called for a local break. South Africa has many public holidays, almost always … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Xenophobia here in South Africa

A few words on the topic that has made world headlines. As ever, trying to find out the reality from the rumour and news headlines is not easy. What reportedly started … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Best Laid Plans………

My wonderful wife decided that we needed a break, and as Easter this year arrive close to my birthday, she made her plans for us to take a week away. … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 2 Comments