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Around the North and West Coast of Antigua

The week following our stay in Jolly Harbour was remote and beautiful.  Our sails took us past and to some interesting places that aren’t captured in pictures, but I tried.  This entry is simply a photo essay of views or activities… Hopefully my photography skills will improve.

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This rock looks like a giant alligator on shore.

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Relaxing off Jumby Bay, Antigua.

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Rocky spits near Long Island and Rabbit Island, Antigua.

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These small flat islands were fun to walk.

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We found many fossilized shells…. are these fossils? What is the correct term?

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Kiteboarding was high on our activity list!

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Kiteboarding friends, Mike and Olga from Toocanoo.

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The front deck is the perfect place for drying a kite.

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GIANT plants on Green Island.

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LIB at rest behind Green Island – a perfect kiteboard spot even for beginners like Mary Grace.

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A nice place for Captain to explore.

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Captain went with us when we snorkeled!

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Sunset while on Toocanoo.

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Not many neighbors here.

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There is a powerful beauty to the crash of these waves.

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Sunset near Bird Island shows the dust some say comes all the way from Africa.

Next stop is English Harbour on the southern side of Antigua.

Jolly Harbour, Antigua

We left St. Barts about 5 pm and motor sailed about 15 hours to Jolly Harbour, Antigua. The sail was a bit bumpy as we had to go more into the wind and waves than we would have liked. But the crossing was safely completed and entering Jolly Harbour was like arriving in a post card.

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Entry to Jolly Harbour, Antigua

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Frank prepares the lines and bumpers.

We were concerned about getting Captain registered into Antigua, but the veterinarian was very nice. Happily her paperwork was in order and Cap was quickly accepted.

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Captain loves the dinghy!

Jolly Harbour was beautiful and unique in that the harbor included a marina but also had a residential feel to it as houses with (large) boat docks lined much of the waterway.

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See the houses behind LIB?

We took advantage of some local services available in Jolly Harbour including a haircut for Frank.

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Shamone and Frank, post haircut.

Antigua is 11 miles wide and 14 miles long; much larger than any other islands we have visited so far.  Because of our limited time frame, we will only stay in Antigua about a week and we won’t have time to explore the interior. Instead we will stick to the bays and inlets along the shoreline.

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Jolly Harbour was a pleasant, calm anchorage which I welcomed after our bumpy crossing. 

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