Here we are in Antigua a
day early as we had pouring rain and howling winds for the last few days in
Guadaloupe, which became very irritating as we were up all night checking
The most wonderful things about Guadaloupe is the snorkelling and diving
Island which is in the
Park. Do you remember those wonderful
Jacques Cousteau programmes years ago|??
We swam behind the turtles, some Loggerhead ones about 4’ long – looked
enormous! Then watched the colourful parrotfish, lovely blue fluorescent angel
fish, cornetfish, groupers, snappers, starfish, trumpetfish etc…. it was like
swimming in a fish tank as it was all so clear. Absolutely fascinating. Could snorkel there for ever! But gets a
bit chilly after a while.
We also spent hours watching the Pelicans
diving down and plunging into the shallow waters to catch their breakfast at the
Saintes. It was wonderfully peaceful there on Ilet a Cabrit, not a single shop
or street or anything… so we barbequed on the beach with Kim and Mole (Anthony
Gambier-Parry) as they’re both on board for the week.
Lovely French baguettes, croissants, cheeses and wines in the French
islands. But Antigua is more like the classical picture
of the Caribbean with white sands and coconut palms
swaying in the wind.
All’s well and we shall be around Antigua
until20th Feb when we head back for the snorkelling again at
Dad and Amanda moored off Galleon. Your house Magic is still there.
Love Kit & Vanessa XXXXXX
Hi Wriggly, Mole here! Looks like I have survived the sharks so far and
really enjoyed snorkelling around
Island. There are just a couple of
days left of our holiday so I may lie on the lovely looking beach here in
English Harbour and get some last rays before the flight home. Lots of love and
looking forward to seeing you soon! xx