We've been thinking that Antigua would be good for guests since there are lots of interesting places close by so we don't have to endure any long distance slogs. There are a series of lovely anchorages and the history in Falmouth and English Harbours is great.
We loaded them up and got them settled in - the boys eagerly anticipating shellacking the girls at team crib. Over the course of the week the boys did manage to eke out a 1 game victory but both Pam and Tina had some astounding hands. I can't figure out how Pam continues to get such great cuts. I'm pretty sure she cheats... I just can't figure out her system.
Ran into Harry and Maryke from Aurora - an IP 380. We've cruised with them in the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands and now down here!
|Blue Pearl and Aurora|
|Harry and Maryke get some of Oma's zudekoek (sp?)|
|Master and Commander|
The sail around to Falmouth was good... until we had to motor the last 5 miles heading into the east wind. Got the batteries all charged up, though.
Falmouth is amazing with it's gargantuan mega yachts... boy, some people have a lot of money.
|Big boy with toys|
|Heading off to hike Middle Ground - between Falmouth and English Harbours|
|Rude cactus - happy to see us?|
|Yachts in English Harbour|
|Another breeze break|
|Cool roof in the church in Parham|
Sadly for us, Scott and Tina left yesterday to continue on their odyssey with kids and grandkids in Mexico.
What a great visit! Dumped them off at this place... the Hermitage Bay Resort in Five Islands Bay and they walked through the grounds to connect with a taxi. Very fancy. About $1300 per night. We won't be staying there.
And we are left to contemplate the final bit of our 2014/2015 season. On with the adventures!