Dreamtime goes to Antigua
Bearing in mind that we need to be out of the hurricane box by July 1st, it's time to be moving
on, especially since the weather has kept us pinned down for several days.  We start out for
Guadeloupe via Montserrat, but with the wind right on the nose and the seas very confused, we
can't lay our course.  Eventually we head on back to Nevis to wait another day.

Meanwhile, we hear
Scott Free talking to R. W. Mist who is just a few miles south of them
regarding the situation in Montserrat.  The magma dome collapsed and is spewing out ash and
sulfuric acid fumes in a plume 60,000 ft high.  Unfortunately, the winds were directly out of the
south  instead of the usual southeast, so R. W. Mist was being inundated with the fallout.  R. W.
Mist & Scott-Free diverted to Antigua instead.

The next day we put our game face on and start out to Guadeloupe, 45 miles.  Nope, winds on
the nose and 6' to 8' seas - and of course, the only course we can lay is to Montserrat!  OK, so
we drop anchor in Five Islands and plan to head into Jolly Harbor to clear in and relax for a few
days.  No great hardship here, we wanted to see Antigua anyway.
Ed above English Harbor, near Fort Berkley
The view from Fort Berkeley
overlooking English Harbor
5/11/06 - 5/20/06   &  11/20/06 - 12/27/06
Took a bus over to English Harbor to check out Lord Nelson's  Dockyard and Shirley Heights, and
notice quite a few boats in the harbor.  Checked out Falmouth Harbor, especially the nautical
bookstore, then back to Jolly Harbor for a swim and a grill-out.  Really enjoyed the nice grocery
store, especially the key lime coconut patties dipped in dark chocolate.

Antigua Reprisal - Nov - Dec, 2007

After a hot, but fun-filled hurricane season in parts south, we decided to head straight up to
Antigua for some cooler climes.  The following shots were taken on a circumnavigation of Antigua
which took us about 5 weeks.  We headed clockwise around from Jolly Harbor to Bird Island,
Green Island, Falmouth, Jolly again then Deep Bay for Christmas.  We caught the super
mega-yacht race out of English Harbor which was great - the Maltese Falcon is really something to
see in action.
Antigua - Nelson's Dockyard
Fort Berkley looking towards English Harbor
Ed on Shirley Heights
Flambouyant Tree
The view of Lord Nelson's Dockyard,
including the flambouyant tree!
A smoky Montserrat
Huge Columns used in ship repair and rerigging
Huge columns at Nelson's
Dockyard, used in
repair/rerigging activities
Nelson's Dockyard
A pic of Montserrat - 2003
(not ours, BTW)
Bird Island, NE corner of Antigua
The anchorage at Green Island
View from Shirley Heights, above English
Harbor
Bird Island, on the NE corner of Antigua
Green Island, eastern side of Antigua
Pesto-Onion Roasted Cornish Hen with oven-roasted root vegetables, Rum-pickled Pineapple, fresh apple slices, Blue cheese stuffed olives, vinegar marinated cucumbers and a Shiraz-Cab wine
View of English Harbor
Big BBQ doings at Shirley Heights on Sundays
Super megayacht race, Maltese Falcon
Ed at Deep Bay, just below Fort Barrington
Deep Bay, from Fort Barrington
Merry Christmas! Pesto-Onion Roasted Cornish
Hen with oven-roasted root vegetables,
Rum-pickled Pineapple, fresh apple slices, Blue
cheese stuffed olives, vinegar marinated
cucumbers and a Shiraz-Cab wine
New Year's in Spanish Point, Barbuda, a
beautiful, remote anchorage with great
snorkelling.