News & photos Green Island, Antigua
Our time anchored in
Anchored in 4 ft of clear turquoise water, just off
the reef, we spent the next two days diving down and scrubbing the barnacles
and weed off Talulah’s props and bottom. As our dive tank didn’t
work (missing O ring), it was a case of “see how long I can hold my
breath for” as we scraped and scrubbed, and also attacked our anchor
chain which had picked up some nasty stuff in
Yesterday, as Shane worked (o yes, again!) on the SSB radio wiring, (we can at last be heard!! well, for now…) we headed across the bay to anchor outside the recently developed “Nonsuch Bay Resort”. Not another boat in sight. Within minutes a dinghy appeared and a voice shouted up “Welcome, mon! Dinghy over to de dock, mon …. all is quiet, you are so welcome to use de bar, de pool, d’ internet….” We were over there in a flash. Never has a “resort” welcomed a “yachtie” with such enthusiasm; never have 2 hot and sweaty yachties dived into a pool, cocktail in hand, so fast…
So here we sit, and with heavy hearts we have finally
reached a decision on our plans over the next few months….. we have
decided (very reluctantly) to sail our beloved and still wonderful Talulah back
across the Atlantic to the
…..However, knowing us, don’t be too
surprised if our next blog is from down south in Trinidad or
The Girls: Ali “Talulah”, Welly “Rapau”, Sue “Spruce” and Daria “Aleria” help celebrate Will and Tam’s “Elmarleen” engagement.
A sobering reminder to never let your guard down, as
this recent wreck on the reef at
Far more peaceful for us as we lie at anchor on the
other side of
The view from where we sit as we write this in Nonsuch Bay Resort.
Ooh la la! A swimming pool. The next stop over
Ali’s shoulder is
Same again (if you ignore the small islets that are in the way). This one’s Shane.