Last Days in Antigua
15 January 2010 | Green Island, Antigua
Antigua has gone from being an island that didn't really excite us our first year to one of our all-time favorite places! It's got a bit of everything - interesting yachtie history, fun sailing regattas, beautiful calm anchorages, big-ass turtles, and excellent kite-boarding terrain! Jen, our visiting friend, had a blast learning to kite from the lovely and talented Italian instructor Irene at 40 Knots, while Louis and I took turns riding and rescuing each other. The winds have been a bit dodgy, but we've managed to get a few great days in. Things really clicked on the last day and I was able to go from the "scary fun, all hell is breaking loose" feeling of flying through the water at the mercy of the kite to the exhilarating rush of skimming the surface, directing my speed and course - somewhat - over the turquoise blue Caribbean waters. Now if only we could figure out how to deal with all those damn lines!
When not kiting, Jen split her time between us and her friends on the boat "Pilgrim". We snorkeled, meditated, and beach-combed for sea treasures, the latter much to Louis' dismay as Jen and I came back to the boat one day with a big hunkin' piece of sea-patinad wood, er...I mean "art".
But it's now time to leave Antigua and explore uncharted waters south. Next stop: Martinique - finally!