After a pretty rough Valentine’s Day trip north from Guadeloupe where the swell was unkind, Russell’s sea legs lost their way and he donated his lunch to the fish! 🌊 Very romantic! We sailed into Jolly Harbour and treated ourselves to one night in a marina (not cheap). It’s the first marina we’ve been in since arriving in the Caribbean in December at Rodney Bay, and it’s complete with WiFi. My idea of heaven! So if you wonder why it’s radio silence from us and then a splurge, you know we’ve just got access to WiFi. We have to live life mostly off-grid, no phone G’s or signal either, which has its benefits and it’s share of pains!
Hugo and Felix used the marina opportunity to climb the mast and do rigging checks. Both climb/are hoisted 21m to the top. They have no fear whatsoever. Yes, that is Hugo at the top in the photo…it is a very long way up.
Approaching Antigua involves sailing into the most stunning aquamarine seas. White sandy beaches abound and with the breathtaking shallow depths (and anxious glances at the echo sounder) make the water just beautiful.
With 365 beaches to choose from we anchored in a quiet bay just round from Jolly Harbour and had the beach and bay to ourselves. Amazing and there are loads more to explore.
Time to chill out and catch up with friends on ‘Mokara’, ‘Why Not’ and other family boats who are all doing the Panama Canal and Pacific passages too. Let the planning continue! The more the merrier.
It’s only four sleeps till Grandad comes to visit us and then it’s not long till Chloe comes to join us on our adventure too. We are all very excited. 😁👍⛵️💕⚓️😎🏖🌴⛵️🌞