Thursday, March 2, 2017

A picture is worth a thousand words

If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, then this is certainly my wordiest blog post yet. And with a slow and inconsistent internet connection, one of the most time consuming! These pictures are all from English Harbor, Antigua 
 (pronounced An Tee Ga not An Tee  Gwa).  We started off with a visit to Nelson's Dockyard National Park and Museum,  then hiked around the peninsula. 
Pillars from the old Sail Loft in Nelson's Dockyard

I asked for a blue uniform, but as a lowly soldier I had to take what was issued to me.

One of the highlights for me was learning a new knot- The Midshipman's Knot,
very useful for many things because it slides to adjust the size, and then holds firm. 

Wall leading down to Fort Berkeley Point

Taking aim at marauding sailboats outside the harbor

After the wars are over the flowers come

Beginning the hike up, over and around English Harbor 

The view down.

And as on most island, goats

Even the goats pause to enjoy the view

On the headland, looking out to sea

Coming back down the hill and seeing Rhapsody in the harbor. She is the top center boat.
If you zoom in you can see the green kayak on board.
It is always a good feeling when we return to harbor and she is still there!

Sailing out of Antigua in the morning, courtesy flag flying, soon to be replaced by Guadeloupe's courtesy flag.

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