Antigua to St Kitts and Nevis

Karma Daze
Chris and Penny Manley
Fri 18 Apr 2014 20:48
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Wednesday 9th April – Tuesday 15th April
We spent the rest of the week in Jolly Harbour cleaning and polishing, getting laundry done, and socialising with other Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) members who were there.  We joined the OCC last year – to join you have to have sailed an ocean passage of at least 1000 nm, which we did when we crossed the Atlantic.  The OCC also runs a morning net on the SSB which we join in with, so it was nice to meet people we had only heard on the radio.
We had arranged to meet Gerry and Ian on “Spray” in Antigua, but had a change of plan and decided to meet in Nevis, which is to the west of Antigua.  We had a pretty horrible sail across to Nevis with fluctuating winds and a rolly sea.  We were pleased to get to the anchorage at Charlestown.  Nevis has lots of mooring buoys which have long tales which are easy to pick up, so Chris didn’t have to do his usual trick of jumping in the water.
Spray arrived the next day, with their friend Barry on board, so we spent a couple of days in the anchorage; we did a taxi tour of the island with John, and had a good lunch at the Golden Rock which is an old plantation.  The following day we visited the botanical gardens and then left for the short trip across to St Kitts.