Antigua 6th to 8th Feb

Fri 10 Mar 2006 14:25
We had needed to get to Antigua for the 6th and we'd done it - just. I (Jo) had some long standing friends of my parents coming in on a cruise ship just for the day. Chris and Tony Gill have known me since I was 3.........
Chris and Jo in 'The Copper and Lumber' Nelsons Harbour
As we were at anchor rather than on a pontoon, climbing aboard Lazy Dawn proved a little tricky, not to mention the added complication of a squall passing over just at the critical moment of climbing aboard!!!!
Chris and Tony - on board but wet!!!!
The Anchorage in Freeman Bay English Harbour in the sunshine!!
It was really great to them! 
The historical Nelsons Dockyard
'Shirley Heights', a regular Sunday venue on the hill overlooking English Harbour as the sunsets listening to a steel drums.....
The beach is the bay where we were anchored.  Nelsons Dockyard is by the tall masts.
We thought crossing the Atlantic in a 40ft yacht was an achievement but when we arrived in Antigua we felt humbled!!! The Atlantic rowers were arriving..........they had taken 3 months.  From 1 to 4 people on board and all raising money for charity.  Matthew Pinsent was one of the early finishers but unfortunately he was not around when we arrived!
An Atlantic rowing boat!!