18 Feb 2017

17/2/2017 : Jolly Harbour, Antigua

We had a great sail up from Guadeloupe on Wednesday, probably one of the best days of the season, and were lucky enough to have a pod of six or seven pilot whales swim right across the bow.  We initially thought they were dolphins, until we realised their size and that they were black.  Unlike dolphins they showed no interest in us and swam on their way without a backwards glance.

Jon and Hannah flew home yesterday.  We've all had a great time with a lot of fun and laughs along the way.  Our next set of visitors (Debra's aunt and uncle, Janet & Philip) arrive tomorrow so we've had another 48 hour turnaround to get the laundry done, boat clean and cupboards stocked .... it's all go!  We'll be staying in Antigua with them, possibly sailing up to its sister island of Barbuda if winds permit to visit the frigate bird colony that lives there.

The Christmas winds finally seem to have abated and more settled weather patterns are the order of the day with some spectacular sunsets, this one with Tumi in silhouette.  We need to get a phone with a better camera to capture them!