15 Apr 2011

[Cruise News] Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua

Incredibly we've just had four cloudy days in a row but fortunately very little in the way of rain.  Fortunately the sun has put in an appearance again today and not before time too!

We stayed at anchor for a couple of the cloudy days in Falmouth Harbour on the south coast of Antigua, being sensible as the flat light makes it very difficult to spot reefs and Antigua has a lot of reefs!  We used the time to undertake some boat maintenance and also to use the local bus service to take a trip into the capital.  This coming fortnight Falmouth Harbour plays host to Antigua Classics Week and then Antigua Race Week and so we plan to watch a number of the races and join in the very active apres-sail activities.  It is also lovely to see the old-style classic yachts under sail - they're simply stunning.

Back in Jolly Harbour for a couple of nights first though having circumnavigated the island yesterday .... chased most of the way be very black rain clouds but not caught until we were motoring into the marina at the very last minute.  Not the best end to the sail but it could have been oh so much worse!