The end of the leg
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Jolly Harbour, Antigua
Fine and sunny. Wind: SE Est. 10kts
here from English Harbour on Tuesday morning after an
overnight stop over in Dark Wood Bay.
A beautiful spot, brilliant white
beach with clear turquoise waters lapping onto it. Yours truly did a pasta
which seemed to go down well, helped by a couple bottles of red.
Now at the
end of our journey from Trinidad that took us to the islands
of Grenada, Carracou, Mayreau,
Union Island, Mustique, Bequia, St Lucia,
Martinique, Dominica, Le Saintes, Guadeloupe and finally to here,
the island of Antigua, a distance of some 450 nm.
Its been a
successful trip. Living cooped up on a boat 24/7 with others for several weeks is
a serious test of any
friendship which can be strained to the limit. We all agree we’ve come through it well, having very
much enjoyed each other’s company throughout the trip.
We are now
busy de-commissioning Bootlegger in preparation for her lay up here in Jolly Harbour where she will
stay until April 23rd.
work to be done and to arrange to be
done by others etc over next couple of days.
Bootlegger is being lifted
out at 07.15 hrs Friday morning.
put the boat to bed the plan is to hire a car and do island, returning to English Harbour to watch the
England v Ireland International on Saturday.
take the big BA flight back home, strike
Yes, a good trip.
The plan is to return to Antigua in April to sail her home - probably in a straight line from here across to Azores
in the mid Atlantic which will take som ten days off the crossing rather than going via Bermuda.