The anchorage isn't quite a full this year as it was last year, but there are still a lot of yachts anchored out and many at the docks as well. Today was laundry day and I managed to get internet access from the boat, so I browsed the web for a while to see what has been happening in the world at large. Interspersed with those activities I joined battle against the evil and insidious forces of rust, who had made some stealthy sorties to various weak points on the boat and I had to retake some real estate on the stanchions and lifelines. My supplies of Prism Polish are dwindling and what remains is no longer thick as marmalade but runny and the components are coming out of solution, so I think I'll have to get another bottle soon.
There was an Antigua Sailing Week meeting at 17:00 for our committee boat in order to discuss how Paul (our race officer) wanted to organise us and distribute tasks. After that short meeting there was a general volunteer meeting which was very well visited, probably because there were free drinks at the bar (of the new Sushi restaurant, which used to be the clubhouse) and we were also fed some light snacks. I had a couple of local Wadadli beers and then returned to the boat to make dinner. I had planned on staying ashore but in my haste to depart had neglected to take my wallet along so was rather constrained in what activities I could pursue ashore and I didn't know any of the publicans well enough to be able to ask for, and get, credit. So I made a soup with noodles for dinner and watched another of the movies I'd gotten from Rocking B, this was the remake/rehash of the TV Series “The A-Team” which I managed to watch all the way to the end, although at times I came close to turning it off. I really wish that Hollywood would stop doing movie remakes or adaptations of graphic novels.

Big yacht leaving Antigua This sleek black hulled and carbon-fiber masted yacht is departing Antigua and headed for the Med.
(2014-04-24 09:14:56 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Big yacht leaving Antigua
Chronos at anchor Chronos at anchor in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
(2014-04-24 09:15:54 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Chronos at anchor
Shoal waters in Falmouth This buoy marks the shoal water in the middle of Falmouth Harbour in Antigua. I've often seen boats ignore this mark and have to be pulled off the sandy area behind this mark.
(2014-04-24 09:14:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Shoal waters in Falmouth
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Notice Board This notice board is full of offers for passage, people looking for passage, stuff to buy and sell and other services. It makes for interesting reading indeed.
(2014-04-24 17:04:24 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/40s] ISO 100)
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Notice Board
Concentration during our briefing Paul Miller is giving our briefing while everyone listens.
(2014-04-24 17:47:04 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/40s] ISO 200)
Concentration during our briefing
ASW 2014 briefing Paul is giving the committe boat briefing while Stephen and Angela pay attention.
(2014-04-24 17:47:02 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/80s] ISO 200)
ASW 2014 briefing
   
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