The Inn at English Harbour
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Antigua is my home for 6 months while working at the Inn at English Harbour. So far I really like Antigua and everything it has to offer. The people are friendly and the nightlife is good.
In the old days it was apparently hard to find secure ports that were easily defensible, with immediate access to the trade winds, yet able to give protection to a ship and be a safe in a hurricane. Falmouth Harbour and English Harbour sit side by side, almost touching at the closest point, and they meet all of the above …
... for deeper water. Once we set the sails and adjusted our course northwards, we were cutting through the water at 11 knots with wind and tide at our stern. By nightfall, Recife was a handful of twinkling lights on the horizon: by the next morning, we had lost sight of land completely, and would not see it again for two weeks. Life on board a ship takes some adjusting to, but I can easily see why people 'run away to sea'. Within a 24 period, I was woken ...
... moulding to go on first thing tomorrow, rain permitting so it has 24 hours to dry before we launch her. Not as far on as would like to be as still no sails or deck work done so decided to book another villa for 2nd week - I think we might think we are on holiday! Day 6 Polishing the hull and putting on the final rubber seal to Ellisa's rear end took longer than expected. Leaving the boat yard as dusk fell we are looking forward to the launch ...
... an interlude with the Hurdies - who would be proud of our rum drinking here). So it's farewell to the lobster, the cocktails, the blue skies, the daily greetings of how you all doing Mrs Morgan, Mr Morgan.. The buggy rides up to the Cove restaurant where Ruby befriended the manager with her hysterical (overtired!) don't go there girlfriend antics and spontaneous dancing at the table!
Bye bye Antigua, Harvey here we come, the dream is over.......back to reality.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Inn at English Harbour
The Inn was a fantastic choice with a great setting nestled between English Harbour and Shirley Heights, two of the island's main attractions. It is intimate yet spacious. The beach restaurant serves a fantastic breakfast overlooking the bay. The food is great and fresh and the Italian Manager makes sure there is always some italian twist in the menue. There is plenty to do outside of sunbathing, with two tenniscourts, seakayaks and snorkeling gear available at no charge during daytime. A boat service is run to bring guests over to english harbour at their convenience. It was a little bit of paradise.
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