End of the season:17:00.3N,61:45.6W
Serenity of Swanwick
Phil and Sarah Tadd
Thu 9 Jun 2016 19:45
On our last day in Montserrat, we walked up the hill to the north from Little Bay, and then down through the forest to Rendezvous Bay. We got fantastic views over the island to the Central Hills, which protect the inhabited northern end of the island from the volcano in the south, and Rendezvous Bay was lovely. It is the only white sand beach on Montserrat; all the others are black volcanic sand, and has reef at one end and towering cliffs at the other. You can only access it by foot, stepping straight out of the forest onto the beach, or by boat, and we had it to ourselves for a swim and lunch.
On Sunday we returned to Antigua. The wind was a fresh easterly, which meant that we couldn’t quite lay our course for Jolly Harbour in one go, although the wind veered as we approached land so we only needed one short tack. It was a great sail for our final interisland passage of the season.
We had a couple of days in Jolly Harbour marina, washing salt off sails and ropes, and stocking up for our last few weeks in the supermarket there, and we are now back in Freemans Bay, English Harbour. Tomorrow (Friday) we plan to go into Antigua Slipway (in English Harbour) to get Serenity ready to haul out, which is booked for next Tuesday. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day we moved out of our house and on to Serenity, so seems an appropriate day to end our cruising season.
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