The East Side of Antigua
03 February 2010 | Jumby Bay, Antigua
Bob, Sunny with linguring rain squalls
We've stayed on this marvelous island for sufficient time to tour two days by car, visist the Nelson Dockyards, join tourists on Shirley Heights for the Sunday night party, and part it was. There was a 15 or so person steel pan band and they were fabulous playing classical, contemperary and caribbean music. Dinner, sun set and views of English and Falmouth Harbors at night. The mast of Mirabela V seemed to be as high as we were on the mountain. Falmouth Harbor is a busy place. Kids racing Lazers, mega yachts arriving and leaving and little ole Lucky Bird with crew taking it all in.
We've been anticipating the arrival of a package from home but after several days of checking to no avail we decided to split Falmouth and visit the eastern side of the island. First stop was Deep Harbor, winds 20 to 25 in squalls right on our nose made it difficult to make progress much further than this beautiful harbor with a mile long beach.
This morning we were underway around 07:30 heading for Jumpy Bay and then to visit the outer islands and reefs. We arrived here by 10:00, anchored had breakfast and are now catching up on email, the blog and sucking in this beautiful, very exclusive island. We'll try and get ashore, we'll certainly swim and I'll probably attempt to do some bottom cleaning.
We are really getting to know Antigua, an island of some 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. So now it's time to think about moving on. The weather is looking good for a weekend passage to Montserrat and then southward, Guadeloupe, The Saintes, Domincia and that would just about wrap up the Leeward Islands. Wow what a trip.