Update from Antigua

Hi All, at last it’s time to catch up on Emily Morgan’s (EM) blog after a very busy time!

We had a great sail across the Atlantic, leaving England on 2nd October and spending time in the Canary Islands before heading across to Grenada. We took it steady and had a respectable crossing time of 18½ days. It was a very good crossing with a crew of seven and much better weather than the ARC had, who left 3 weeks after us.

We then worked our way up the island chain – wow, such beautiful islands, all so different from each other. We particularly enjoyed Grenada for the people and the underwater sculpture park, the Grenadines for easy sailing and spectacular snorkeling, St Lucia for the party atmosphere as the ARC boats arrived and Christmas was just around the corner. Martinique for a dash of French culture – the list goes on….

Antigua is lovely, so many bays to explore and so much to do, so we are basing ourselves here for a couple of months before going south again. The day we arrived we were persuaded (not that it took much persuading) to take part in the New Year’s Eve Nelson’s Pursuit race and came a very credible 5th in class with a scratch crew, and EM set up for living aboard not racing! but having lots of fun in the process.

As we write this blog we are anchored in Freeman’s Bay, just off Nelsons Dockyard, catching up on maintenance, baking, socialising and generally chilling out in the wonderful Caribbean climate.

We look forward to seeing some of you soon and hope those undecided will have a look at the rest of our website and Facebook page to see what you are missing!

Happy Sailing from Anna & Bones on Emily Morgan.