When Pam was at home, she mentioned off the cuff that Blue Pearl's chain plates were done sooner than we thought and why wouldn't my old buddies from Abby Senior days consider coming down for a short, sunny Antigua vacation... and they did.
All of the old comradery bubbled forward to the present and we spent a lot of time talking about how great the old days were and how rewarding it was to work together. We've each gone on to have satisfying careers but it was great to talk about the old days.
When Jinder left, Deb and Pam joined us for 10 days on Blue Pearl and we enjoyed showing this lovely island to Deborah. Started down in historic English and Falmouth Harbours, bobbed in front of the exclusive Carlisle Bay Hotel and then came up to Jolly Harbour for groceries at the wonderfully well-stocked Epicurean grocery store.
We enjoyed our excellent internet and bobbing at the Hermitage Bay Resort before heading up over the top to Great Bird Island in North Sound.
The snorkeling in Antigua hasn't been great so it was wonderful to find a place at Great Bird where there was an abundance of fish and coral. Not as good as the Bahamas but the best we've seen in a while.
|Lots of snorkelers off the little island|
|Enjoying the vista|
|Davis Bay sunset|
Had a nice visit to Deep Bay and then an evening back at Hermitage... and then all of a sudden they are gone. Put George and Deb in a taxi for the airport this morning and came back to the boat.
|And.... off they go!|
We are now in transition mode. Winter on the boat is over. Time to deal with as many shutdown tasks as possible. Thank goodness Pam is here!
Sid and Cate are here putting Quest to bed so we will have time to talk over this past season and make plans for next. Looking forward to the next few days playing with them.
One of the wonderful teachers I worked with before retiring is going to be in Antigua next Thursday so we will arrange to pick her and her husband up and show them a bit of the magic! Photos to follow.
Then onto North Sound Marina to haul.
So... we are drawing to a close. Enjoying every minute here but finding myself starting to think about grandchildren, kids, home and all the good stuff our other life holds!
Cheers for now.