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Great Bird Island

20 April 2010 | Great Bird Island, Antigua, WI
Graham
Having traveled afar yesterday and returned to the boat with a new throttle cable, and armed with a cup of tea and screwdrivers, by the end of the day, Quasar IV was back up and working again. A great Thai beef curry for dinner, an early night, and the end of a very tiring day. This morning, a short trip into Parham to look at the church and the surrounding views was folled by a 3 Nm motor from Parham Harbour to Great Bird Island where we are currently anchored. Sailing this route was not really feasible, as it passes between numerous coral reef heads, shoals, and obstructions that really do need to be avoided. We set off at 1030 am to make maximum use of the light in showing the coral when viewed through polaroid sunglasses which are essential out here for this type of navigation. We motored along slowly and reached our destination after about an hour, dropped anchor, admired the outstanding view, then went swimming for an hour, cleaning the side of the boat mainly. We noticed a 6 feet long blue mark with a big chip in our gel coat on the starboard side of the boat which was most likely caused by some one trying to get on board when they thought we were both ashore. For such a peaceful spot, we were surprised this happened in Parham. Still, no major damage that is not easily fixed, nothing stolen, and a sharp reminder to lock hatches at night again, which we always do, despite the hot climate. Our current location at Great Bird Island looks idyllic and is apparently excellent for snorkeling on the numerous reefs surrounding us, so that's for tomorrow after breakfast.
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Vessel Name: Quasar IV of Lleyn
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Oceanlord 41
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Crew: Graham and Tracey Kyte
About: Having made it to Gibraltar last August, now heading back to QUASAR IV to continue onward towards Corfu, Greece. Hoping to catch a few days on the various islands on route as well.
Extra: Corsica, Sardinia and Malta...here we come!
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Quasar IV of Lleyn's Photos - (Main)
A collection of photos from our new home in Paleokastritsa, Corfu.
4 Photos
Created 6 July 2015
Some pictures from the Awhba Camping Trip, Saudi Arabia, 12/13 April 2012.
19 Photos
Created 20 April 2012
A short collection of photos from March to June 2011 in and around Riyadh.
25 Photos
Created 3 June 2011
Having arrived on the 18th June, we are currently waiting for spare parts to be fabricated here on island to fix the broken rigging before heading back to Falmouth, UK.
34 Photos
Created 30 June 2010
Sailing 2200 Nm from St Georges, Bermuda, to Horta, Faial, the Azores
56 Photos
Created 19 June 2010
A short summary of our stop here in Bermuda on our way to the Azores
26 Photos
Created 24 May 2010
Sailing QUASAR IV north from Sint Maarten to Bermuda, 950 Nm.
17 Photos
Created 22 May 2010
General photos of life aboard
29 Photos
Created 5 June 2008
Mark T, ME (Graham) and Tony Ball, an old school friend have just spent a week backpacking around Dartmoor, camping out in the hills. A great break from boat maintenance!
32 Photos
Created 8 March 2008
General photos of S/Y QUASAR IV as we prepare her for our voyage
1 Photo
Created 7 January 2008