Deep Bay was dead calm all night and after the rigors of the passage I had a wonderful uninterrupted sleep until about 06:30 when I had planned on getting underway to Falmouth Harbour in order to clear in and get the catamarans for the Antigua Sailing Week delivered. I had internet connectivity and saw a message from Kathy telling me that the boats wouldn't be ready for delivery until Friday, so I slowed down and used the access to upload the blog contents from previous days and check up on e-mails and news. I didn't get going until about 09:30 and had a nice downwind run at 9 knots in calm waters until I had to turn the corner and then motored the remaining distance since I was headed directly into the wind and had had enough tacking the previous day.
I found a spot to anchor in Falmouth, although the first time I tried to set my anchor it bounced and dragged across the bottom and I re-set it in another location. Once securely attached to terra sub-aqua I got the dinghy put together and headed to Customs & Immigration after a quick rinse in the shower. I'd done the paperwork online at St. Barths so only had to give them my clearance number and they printed out the 5 forms for me to sign and date - they used to have several paper forms which one needed to fill out, each one a bit different but containing the same questions, so this is a vast improvement. I did still have to start at the customs desk, then take some of the papers to the immigration desk for processing, then return to the customs desk for further stamping and checking and finally to the parks desk to pay my fees ($60 for clearance and a week in Falmouth harbour) and then I was free to roam the country.
I checked in at Sunsail and later with Kathy at the AYC and received my volunteer polo shirts (which, by the way, are of excellent quality) before returning to the boat. At about 18:00 I headed to the Mad Mongoose for a happy hour drink and dinner and coincidentally sat down next to two ladies from Canada who are also volunteers on the Committee Boats and we might be on the same boat this year. We had several libations and then ate dinner there, all the while waiting for the live music, a band from the USA, to start. Dinner was excellent and the band, from Kansas City, Missouri, played Rock & Roll and Blues with a vengeance. The ladies retired after a couple of songs (jet lag, sun, warm climate, dinner and alcohol taking their toll) while I remained listening to the excellent music for a while before succumbing to the same effects listed earlier in this sentence.

Sunrise glow at Deep Bay The rising sun illuminates some of the villas lining the shoreline at Deep Bay on Antigua.
(2015-04-23 06:09:43 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Sunrise glow at Deep Bay
Salty spray on the dodger The dodger shows the fine salt encrustation that the whole boat is covered with - I'm hoping for rain to wash all this away!
(2015-04-23 06:09:49 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Salty spray on the dodger
Megayacht Exuma at Falmouth Harbour This sleek grey megayacht was built by Perini Navi in 2010 and is 163 feet long and is available for charter by anyone able to come up with the weekly $200K charter fee.
(2015-04-23 13:50:51 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.8, 1/4000s] ISO 400)
Megayacht Exuma at Falmouth Harbour
Phaedo 3 working space The cockpit area of Phaedo 3 is functional and minimalistic as one would expect of a world-class racer and record holder.
(2015-04-23 13:58:57 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Phaedo 3 working space
Germania Nova -Engine controls This beautiful replica of the classic "Germania" was built with a steel hull and modern interior while keeping to the original exterior look. The sails are classic with only a couple of modern additions - new lines, sail cloth and winches. The brightwork alone could keep a crew occupied full-time!
(2015-04-23 13:50:13 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.3, 1/800s] ISO 400)
Germania Nova -Engine controls
Germania Nova - bowsprit This beautiful replica of the classic "Germania" was built with a steel hull and modern interior while keeping to the original exterior look. The sails are classic with only a couple of modern additions - new lines, sail cloth and winches. The brightwork alone could keep a crew occupied full-time!
(2015-04-23 13:48:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1600s] ISO 400)
Germania Nova - bowsprit
Germania Nova - Stern This beautiful replica of the classic "Germania" was built with a steel hull and modern interior while keeping to the original exterior look. The sails are classic with only a couple of modern additions - new lines, sail cloth and winches. The brightwork alone could keep a crew occupied full-time!
(2015-04-23 13:51:13 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Germania Nova - Stern
Live music at the Mad Mongoose This band from Kansas City, Missouri, played an excellent eclectic mix of Rock & Roll and Blues. Note that the drummer, who is also the lead vocalist, is standing.
(2015-04-23 21:21:26 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.8, 1/60s] ISO 800)
Live music at the Mad Mongoose
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