April 06, 2012
When we got back from our trip back to the UK we needed to move out of the marina and go and anchor. We were visited by Steve (Christina Pearl) and Sam and Adrian (Blue Moon) and decided the anchorage was just too roly. A 2-3 hour sail would put us in Falmouth harbour which was better sheltered.
Falmouth is very nice and we have met a whole bunch of people here. Our direct neighbours are John and Joanne from South Africa (Out of Africa).
We have taken the bus in to St Johns to see where we need to be for when Janet and Mick arrive on their cruise ship. We have decided that St Johns is just too built up and commercial for showing them around, so I will collect them on the bus and bring them back to Falmouth Harbour which is far nicer.
Wednesday night was a jammin’ session in English harbour where I played my soprano saxophone with a variety of people playing different instruments. During the night Mandy and Steve managed to agree to hike up to Shirley heights to see the views. To say it was a steep climb best left to Billy goats would not be far wrong. However, the views at the top were just amazing and a must see (If only once in your life).
“Out of Africa”, “Christina Pearl” and “Secret Smile” hired a car and went out and about exploring all over Antigua. We also filled up gas bottles (as John kept saying – it pays for the car the price you save) and did a monthly shop at a hypermarket. We saw devils bridge and the blow whole and a whole heap of stuff.