|Sunset Over Freemans Bay, English Harbour||An Amazing Lady, 75 Days Solo Rowing The Atlantic|
If you visit Antigua a must to do is the Sunday BBQ at Shirley Heights. the steel drums playing and a reggae band echo out over the bay below where you can hike up from but don’t forget your torch for the return trip down!! The sunset was well worth the hike and we even got to see the green flash.
There has been the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Race taking place that started before we left the Canaries and we were so lucky to see a female solo rower arrive in English Harbour after 75 days at sea!! What a woman, she goes by the name of Miss Universe and is Swiss. She looked very happy to have finally arrived!!
|Clemmies Fruit and Veg||Evil Looking Barracuda|
On my list of things to do was a visit to Clemmies, a local lady who grows the Black Pineapples, a fruit only available in Antigua. they are smaller and sweeter than regular pineapples. I also wanted to try the sugar apples but they weren’t in season yet so that’s on the list for next year.
|Nice Sized Wahoo||Deserted Barbuda Beach|
As usual we did some fishing along the way, first up was a small but evil looking Barracuda, they are apparantly not good to eat in this region so he went back. Then next up was a Wahoo, which we have yet to try, thank goodness we have a big freezer.
|Miles of Beach||All to Ourselves|
Arriving in Barbuda to this beach all to ourselves was Paradise. It was Princess Diana’s favourite beach and they have now named it after her on the anniversary of her 50th Birthday in 2011.
|Show Off Male Frigates||So Many Birds|
Next stop was Codrington Lagoon National Park and a visit to the Frigate Bird Colony. It can only be visited by booking a sea taxi. We found a great guy called George and had a very informative and entertaining trip out there with him. He has so much knowledge as he has lived here all his life and is now in his 70s. In simple terms the males are the ones who can puff their big red chests out, the females have white chests and the juvenilles have white heads, oh and the chicks are the fluffy ones!! To top the day off we visited one of Georges lobster pots on the way back and ended the day with a lobster BBQ for 5 on Nimrod. Tomorrow we leave for Saint Martin
|Mum and Chick||Lobsters From George|