|Underway at 6:15 from Nevis through the narrows to Jolly Harbour |
in light winds, 5-8kts and 4-ft rollers, under clear skies.
The islands of Redonda and Montserrat
(with its still active volcano) to our south.
|Steve and Rose Price |
enjoying the sunset in Jolly Harbour
|Jolly Harbour reminded us of Treasure Cay, Abacos|
http://treasurecay.com/ with its calm anchorage and properties
along the sea walls. We were looking forward to many
beautiful sunsets during our planned circumnavigation
of the island of 365 beaches.
|At the end of our trip in Antigua we anchored a second time in this bay and the winds were calm and the water very clear. On our second trip into this bay, we were able to anchor close to Hermitage Bay in 14 ft in sand and grass even though our chart plotter said we would be in 6-ft shoal water. In fact we watched Ellisa go right past us and anchor even closer to shore in 10 ft.The next day I snorkeled over and chatted with Sally & Eric on Ellisa http://www.everlater.com/ellisa/the-caribbean they had anchored here before and supported the chart plotter theory that it was "off". www.hermitagebay.com|
| The Captain enjoys a strummer after anchoring|
in Hermitage Bay, Five Islands.
|(Painting by local artist.) We heard from fellow cruisers that Jumby Bay would be a calm, protected anchorage and we headed there next. Jumby Bay hosts an "ultra-luxe" resort that is very private. Many of the beaches and resorts in Antigua are private. We anchored in 10' water snorkeled to shore and although we could walk on the beach (up to the high water line) we couldn't even buy a drink at the beach bar. This resort is two miles off the coast of Antigua and guests arrive by ferry. Therefore, ferry wakes kept us awake and kept our drinks in our hands at all times. www.jumbybayresort.com|
|Our next stop was Nonsuch Bay on the west coast.|
This bay is protected by a reef on the windward side and
has free moorings with sturdy chains. We picked up a
ball between Bird Island & Green Island.
|After settling in, we took a long dinghy ride to Harmony Hall.|
This pretty resort boasts luxury accommodations,
excellent views of the bay, and my favorite: a fine art gallery...
|My photo of an original (43" x 63") painting|
by the artist Dina de Brozzi from her
2012 solo exhibition "Illusions".
Check out this incredible artist
and her work at www.dinadebrozzi.com
|Captain strolls the fine art gallery at Harmony Hall|
|We also enjoyed a dinghy ride to Nonsuch|
Bay Resort, where we had lunch
and a dip in the infinity pool!
|Next stop was Falmouth Harbour, where the |
Antigua Classic Regatta
was just ending, but not before we got to stroll
the docks and check out some beauties ...
|My favorite - since I have a special place in my|
heart for Springer Spaniels (I miss you Jordan & Jenny!)