On our last full day at sea (Saturday) we had good sailing up until about 7.0pm (Antigua time) when the wind totally died and the sails were continually flapping. We had to motor the rest of the night and hand steer. We arrived in Jolly Harbour and anchored at 9.0 am, 19 days 23 hours and 30 minutes from leaving Tenerife –okay we had a bonus 4 hours due to Antigua time difference, but I am sure we are allowed a bit of poetic licence.
Susan celebrated with a skinny dip, then we had a bottle of Champagne. Later we did some jobs getting the boat into some semblance of order and late afternoon we went in to the customs dock. This of course meant we had a free nights berthing and felt it was safer for our celebration drinks than being at anchor. We are now in the marina and looking forward to Alison and Peter arriving later today.
Despite the last bit of motoring we still arrived with 530 litres of diesel, so overall it was a good sailing crossing. It was a bit tough due to the autopilot issue, but it was more the worry of had steering a lot and this didn’t materialise.
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