Antigua - st John's Customs/Immigration Quay

Donald Macdonald
Sat 1 May 2021 18:53
Went to clear in St John's. Initially Immigration not there, turned up at 1100. Port control not there had to be called in. 1130 started process then Customs asked where boat was I said Jolly Harbour so process stopped at 1145. Got bus back and texted John to ready boat we had a 8nm dash to get back by 1400. Bus not full so delayed getting away. Then heavens opened up as got nearer Jolly Harbour. Got to boat at 1215. Requested help from Dockmaster to leave but would only come out when stopped raining, we did it ourselves. Motored at nearly 3000 revs, I normally only motor at 2000-2200. Flat sea helped, although we were soaked from the rain. Made it to the dock at 1345 and cleared.
Went into town to spend last few dollars have on biscuits and chocolate, not as good a choice at supermarket at the marina, never mind.
Now I am sorting myself out and bits of boat not done, will hopefully get on our way by 1530.
Honestly, the next update will be from the ocean.