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Date: 14 Mar 2011 01:29:00
Title: Taking it easy

Nelsons Dockyard, Antigua, Sunday night

Andrea has been busy today working on her videos and getting some more YouTube films uploaded. I've been reading my book and trying to work out what to do when we finally leave Saxon Blue.

We got up pretty late and went to the Admirals Hotel for breakfast. Once we'd eaten too much, we walked on into Falmouth to get a bit of food for tonight and see if I could find a book to help me identify some of the fish that we keep seeing while we're out snorkelling. Andrea tried to find some more lightweight clothes but nothing was quite right. Once we got back home, we've been trying to sort out where to put Saxon Blue while we do as much work as we can on her before putting her to bed for the summer. It's Antigua Sailing Week later in April and that makes it hard to get booked into anywhere, either for the boat or for us. Hopefully, I can get a few things co-ordinated tomorrow and we'll know a bit more about what we're going to do.

We walked down to the fort at the entrance to English Harbour to watch the sun go down. It's always lovely down there as there are loads of anchored boats on one side and the open sea on the other. We could see Guadeloupe and Montserrat in the distance. On the walk down there, we almost trod on a dying Mongoose. It was lying in the path, obviously breathing its last but still able to bare its needle-sharp teeth at us so neither of us wanted to get too near. By the time we came back, it was dead. I suppose it must have got poisoned or something as it didn't appear to be injured. Very strange.

We had a simple pasta dinner onboard which was really nice - no having to deal with fancy menus and lacksadaisical service. We've just watched an episode of Battlestar and it'll soon be time for bed. Not much to show for a day but I'm getting pretty wrung-out now and I need some days just taking things steady.

Harvey

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