|Snow - gotta love it (No!)|
|Do you want to build a snowman!|
|Closs kids love skiing!|
|Almost ready to go!|
|Murphy the dinghy... ready to launch|
We got in on Sunday and only had a few things to do before we launched. As usual the folks at North Sound Marine were fantastic and the chores we had left them over the break were done perfectly. We just needed to slap on a coat of bottom paint and we were able to splash Tuesday afternoon.
Ed and Ann are here on Windswept Dreams - another IP 38. They are just in the water so we were able to have a couple of fun days with them.
Having a car is great. We were able to get tons of groceries (mostly wine) and spend a little time touring around. We found a great little Lebanese restaurant and enjoyed shawarma, falafel and other weird and wonderful dishes.
|Supplies - mostly wine|
We decided to take a tourist day with no boat jobs. Pam, the expert on Antigua attractions, took us first to Betty's Hope - the premier windmill on the island. It is being restored by volunteers and is quite impressive.
|Remains of Managers house|
|Ed harvesting "dumps" - a citrusy fruit like a cherry|
Lunch was at "Dan's." Dan normally only does dinner but he is on holidays from his regular job so he served us lunch. Pam told us that Dan's is recommended as a great place for local food and guess what? It was.
|Fish and Rice with a Presidente|
|Chicken and chips|
|View from Dan's|
|Tilapia in the net, lettuce growing hydoponically in the background|
|Ann and the lettuce|
We see a kilo of rust around the windlass every time we pull the anchor. Pam is concerned that it is so compromised that some great gust will snap us away from our anchor at the worst time. Pshaww I say... until I remember that a happy Pam extends my time on the boat.
New chain at the top, bitter end in the middle, stuff that is always in the water at the bottom.
(bitter end: that part of an anchor cable which is abaft of the bitts and thus remains inboard when a ship is riding at anchor)
|OK... maybe a little compromised|