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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Antigua, West Indies
Our first port day is a stop in Antigua. Antigua is the largest of the British Leeward Islands. Together with its sister island, Barbuda, they are an independent nation and are part of the British Commonwealth. Antigua was under British control from 1667 until it's independence in 1981.
We have never been here before and despite ...
So Friday morning we were up early and off to the cricket taking our place on the grassy banks that count as a stand at the ground. It's named after local hero and all time cricket great Sir Vivian Richards who had a huge bronze statue of himself unveiled on the Wednesday night. And during the interval 3 more sons of the island were knighted on the outfield in a laviish ceremony. Arise Sir Currtley Ambrose,Richie Ric******* and Andy Roberts. It made ...
... around the grounds for guests to sit on whilst admiring the beautiful gardens.
I asked about Ismay, and Nola told us she was fine, but was on a six month trip visiting her various children who live around the world. She'll be back in April and will again work as ambassador for the hotel two or three days a week. That was great news. We were so afraid that something had happened to her.
At Dessert time Nola left ...
... by the Antiguan police choir singing Xmas carols - very pleasant voices but would not want to meet them in the dark! Plans a foot for New Year and then we will set sail for St Martin - maybe direct or maybe via St Kitts depending on wind direction. Seas still quite large but should be behind us on next leg so not so wet. Note to self - not going to party on boat anchored behind us that appears to gave taken up residence in the bay and entertains till early hours in the ...
Leaving Ellisa safely on the Quay we head off to hotel leaving stormy weather behind. Lovely hotel although a little worn on some corners but fantastic beaches and great bungalow only 40 metres from the sea. Massive bed to get lost in and Pina coladas on tap - funny enough set of weighing scales in bathroom but fortunately they don't work!! Good first evenings dinner with Roast beef to keep Eric happy, followed by big boys breakfast in the morning and BBQ chicken for ...
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