Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
Forget the five pound notes mentioned last week and
just stand under the cold shower. That is rather what it has been like
here in the last week, with lots of squalls, strong winds and very rough
seas. We have been hoping that the weather gods will send us something
more like the Caribbean for the next couple of weeks at least while Robert and
Dani are with us. We have been watching the forecast carefully, but they
keep changing, however the overall trend is good.
Meanwhile more freebies and discount prices (see
last week) have been offered to the skipper but maybe all will all change when
he gets his hair cut this week.
Yesterday we helped a friend, who has not been well
and is flying home, to sail round to Jolly Harbour and the weather was more like
the West Coast of Scotland on a bad day, however it was a little warmer but the
mist was down on the hilltops which is almost unknown.
This morning there is a clear blue sky and a light
breeze so maybe things are on the mend. Rob and Dani arrive on Wednesday
and we plan to leave to go south to Guadeloupe, Dominica and
Martinique before dropping them off in St Lucia.
Horror story of the week was from a friend who was
anchored last weekend in Guadeloupe when it was blowing a full gale in the
anchorage. The skipper of a
heavy German boat anchored just in
front, who had just taken his only crew ashore, decided to let out some
more anchor chain. He lost control and the whole lot went over the side
and he came bearing down on our friends yacht. At the last moment our
friend noticed what was happening, got his engine going and just managed to
motor forward and they missed by three feet. We think that fellow
yachtsmen are more of a danger here than pirates, muggers and murderers.
Well we hope so! The joke of the week is that John was mistaken for
Andrew! A fellow yachtsman who both know and whom Andrew
had been helping last year asked John, when they were chatting, if his father
was around too! Maybe the friend is losing the plot, but John thinks not,
.......... we leave you to