Antigua – East Coast

We had heard good things about Green Island from S/V Salty Ginger so decided to head down the coast hoping for some sun, again. Green Island is Antigua’s easternmost tip and is right at the entrance to a bay called Nonsuch Bay. Green Island itself is a private island and is still in its natural state with no buildings just birds perched in trees. We picked up a free mooring buoy and looked up to see S/V Salty Ginger in front of us. Too funny. We enjoyed a couple of evenings with Graham and Julie. A little too much wine one night that’s for sure.P1020071a

We decided to stay in the bay a few days as it was so peaceful and beautiful. We got the kayaks out and went out to the reef which protected us from the Atlantic ocean. The Atlantic was pretty calm, which was surprising given the stories we have heard.   P1020053aP1020055a

 

 

 

 

 

There were kite surfers out reminding us of Tobago Cays.

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We went snorkeling off Bird Island where the water was clear with mainly shallow coral.P1020069a

There are a number of sandy beaches off Green Island so we couldn’t resist going for a swim in the warm waters. The Northwest corner of the island has been made available to yachties.  When you go ashore you get that feeling of being on Robinson Cruso’s Island as it’s not developed.

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We went for a dingy ride around Nonsuch bay. There were a lot of places that you could anchor to get away from it all. There were some beautiful homes on the cliffs. On the way back our outboard engine overheated so we ended up rowing back part of the way. Good exercise for one of us. It ended up being a cooling system blockage, which Brett fixed when we finally got back.P1020073aP1020074a

 

 

 

 

 

 

We continued along the rocky East coast past a few resorts and Eric Claptons house perched over Indian Creek Point.

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Eric Claptons House

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We rounded the corner past English Harbour into Falmouth Harbour, Antiguas largest yachting harbour and some rather dark clouds. Oh no!P1020087a

 

 

 

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