Sailing in the Caribbean
So, long story short, whilst looking for something else I came across some of my sailing logs from a few years back. A trip down memory lane.
I thought I’d share some of the information on here and here is the first of those posts, this one is Monserrat to Antigua:
Monserrat is a beautiful volcanic island, but the main port was devastated a few years ago.
We started out from Little Bay and started the 30-mile journey to Falmouth Harbour that we expected to take around 41/2 hours.
To start with the going was a little choppy as we turned around the island and out to sea. We were motoring into the wind for about 19 or 20 miles before the wind was right for us to set sails and then we were sailing. Reaching speeds of over 8 knots much of the time. We easily found a nice mooring and were booked in. Our journey took almost 51/2 hours and to be honest, we lost a bit of time getting around the headland of Monserrat and heading out to sea, so I guess that is where we lost the time.
We had a lovely meal at Trappas Restaurant on our first evening.
Antigua is a sailing destination island with great facilities and everything you need to restock for the next stage of the journey. Including a few days on land to enjoy the space, greenness and bars and restaurants.
I love supporting charities and especially animal charities so a trip to the Antigua Donkey Sanctuary is always a must-do for me if I’m visiting the island for long enough to hire a car. The sanctuary is a short drive inland, but worth a visit and supporting.
I remember as well visiting Shirley Heights a restored military which is high up and has breathtaking far-reaching views. It’s really nice to get such a different perspective when spending most of the time at sea level. It offers a great view of the harbour and it’s great to look at all the boats from such a different perspective and pick out your own!
Nelsons Boat Yard for repairs and spares