return trip from English Harbour

Fri 10 Apr 2015 12:51
We'll be heading back today sometime. Cleared out of customs yesterday - usual form filling and taxes ! We provisioned the boat yesterday after hiring a car to go to supermarket called Epicurium in St Johns. Everything expensive here in Antigua.Also went to market where we got vegetables and fruit- witnessed a fight in the market. !
We just have to refuel now and then we'll anchor at Galleon beach and dive to clean the bottom. No barnacles only slime as we have the coppercoat. It seems to be doing the job. The plan is head north and west when we can ,aiming for Azores. I think average for passage from here is 23 days.We'll spend a day or two in Azores and if weather ok then head for Cork.
John Hanly who was with me on the way out and an English chap called Chris Roberts who has sailed with John before , are the crew-both excellent sailors and good company.
Boat behaving well- got a new headsail as old one appeared fragile and had a couple of rips on way out . Will try and update blog as often as I can. Hope to see you in May.

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