We were put back
in the water at 2 pm on Monday so Jackamy is now fully repaired and has a new
shiny bottom as whilst she was out of the water we had her anti-fouled. We
anchored for the eveing just outside Jolly Harbour and on Tuesday we motored
around to Nelson’s Dockyard taking a very wide berth of all the reefs on the
is probably the prettiest piece of living history in the Caribbean today. It
was once the base for Admiral Horatio Nelson’s fleet but today the harbor is
managed by Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, which is part of the National Park
Authority. We will spend Christmas here along with the majority of the other
BWR yachts. Most of the yachts are moored next to each other and are decorated
in Christmas lights so we’re all looking very pretty and festive.
Last night after
a few rum punch’s on Blue Magic we went carol singing with them and Roundabout
around the dockyard! Today I’m going to St John’s with Glenda and Sue to do
some Christmas shopping and to soak up the Christmas atmosphere. It’s all very
laid back though here, there’s none of the frantic rush we get at home. The
restaurants and bars have only just put up their trees and decorations!
We are quite a
large group now as lots of family and friends have come out for Christmas and
New Year and tonight 62 of us are getting together for a Christmas Eve meal.
Then tomorrow we have champagne around the Capstains followed by a BBQ on the
We wish you all a
very merry Christmas!
Paul and Derry x