Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Closs Excellent Antigua Adventure

It is eerily quiet on sv Blue Pearl. The Closs's are gone and Pam is not speaking to me. I'm guessing she will when she wakes up.

It is blowing like stink... gusts up to 30 knots so we are not even thinking about moving. We were concerned about getting the Closs's off the boat to their taxi but Murphy the Dinghy was up to the task. It went smoothly and they were whisked off to the airport. Their plane was 2 hours late when they flew in but it looks as if Air Canada has them on their way ahead of schedule. We're hoping they have a good flight to Toronto and then a smooth transition to their late flight back to Vancouver. Pretty good... leave here in the afternoon and sleep in your own bed that night.

We've had a lot of fun.

Snorkeling - and with Uncle Brad's Go Pro!!!

Checkin' out the anchorage

Outta my waaaayyy!

Swabbie Jack

Been a long day

Looking for that perfect shell

Beach fun

Jumping in off the side of Blue Pearl


This is way too much fun to be safe

Leave a rope and a block lying around and you get kids hoisted through the hatch


More hatch climbing

Lucy monitoring a large Frangiapani caterpillar

Down time.


Hmmmm... need to cool off.

Got to catch dinner

Back to the boat after a hike up Fort Barrington

Gran spend a ton of time teaching the kids to play different kinds of solitaire and even started them out on rummy.

Our friend Martin from Germany left a fishing rod on the boat a few years ago because he ran out of luggage space. We put a spin cast reel on it and both kids learned how to use it. THANKS Martin!!!

We read books and listened to exciting bedtime stories. Even watched a couple of movies.

So... not a bad week enjoying the fun and sun of Antigua.

As we were waiting to get ready to load up Jen overheard Jack and Lucy conspiring. They decided that they should use some of their savings - "It's only $400!" - and come back down by themselves.

I'm not sure about that... but it is great to hear that they love their time on Blue Pearl!!!

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