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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 ...
... a large natural harbour with its single storey wooden houses flanking the narrow lanes, St. Johns offer the perfect chance to explore the urban Caribbean culture.
We joined our coach tour for today, an island tour took us to The Blockhouse ruins offering commanding views of the Atlantic ocean and the surrounding coastline. The tour continued onto Shirley Heights where we stopped to admire more stunning views over ...
... with a young (obviously just married) couple, having some sort of sexual congress in the pool.
There was not much to see around the lake, the odd flitting sight of a bird, and a good deal of honking and whistling. I did notice a sign which said "no guests beyond this point". Unfortunately this was at the end of the road which David and I had come out of the other day, so we had obviously wandered into the dark side of ...
Another day another island. Docked next to another of the giant human container ships. Taking a trip to go swimming with stingrays. A drive across the island with commentary from our driver, Romeo. Not a lot to see, no agriculture, no scenery, just a few very worn cricket pitches and some goats. The trip was well organised with good snorkel equipment supplied. A short but very bumpy boat ride out to a a shallow bank. A pier anchored with steps down into ...
... around to Jolly Harbour and pumped out the holding tanks and then went onto the marina dock, a nice but expensive marina, but it had the best supermarket we had seen in the Caribbean and we did a major restock including
2x 1 3/4ltr Rum Bottles each less than Pds6. we went to the bar in the evening for a few rum and cokes.
13/2 We sailed around the north coast inside their massive barrier reef and went to a beautiful anchorage ...
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