Once again the winds were up in the anchorage and since I cannot reach the halyard flying in the wind with my makeshift extension (two boat hooks tied together) I can't depart under sail. If the winds were to die down and let the line hand downwards instead of being blown aft, I could reach it and pull it down all the way. I had hoped that the winds would settle in the late afternoon or in the very early morning, but that has not been the case quite yet.
I worked on the Arduino monitor project again today. I have the system logging merrily away, but spent hours unsuccessfully trying to send a message to the Xantrex - all I got were NACKs The documentation might be somewhat erroneous and I am going to give it up for the moment since I only want to send a message to the Xantrex in order to get a full dump of the settings and I really don't need to do that.
In the late afternoon the constant winds and boat movement at anchor bothered me and I headed ashore, walking up the hill on the north side of the anchorage to visit the old hilltop fortification, Fort Barrington. It was a welcome respite from the constant howling and “hunting” at anchor that the gusty winds produce.

Hilltop fort entrance Entranceway to Fort Barrington over Deep Bay in Antigua.
(2015-05-11 16:58:50 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Hilltop fort entrance
Dinghy on the Deep Bay beach Zanshin's dinghy pulled up on the beach in Deep Bay, Antigua. The tide is going out, but there are no waves to speak of so I didn't pull the dinghy any higher off the water than I needed to.
(2015-05-11 16:57:50 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Dinghy on the Deep Bay beach
Fort Barrington over St. Johns and Deep Bay The remains of Fort Barrington overlook the entrance to St. Johns and the anchorage at Deep Bay in Antigua
(2015-05-11 16:57:19 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Fort Barrington over St. Johns and Deep Bay
Zanshin anchored in Deep Bay Zanshin anchored in Deep Bay
(2015-05-11 16:51:59 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Zanshin anchored in Deep Bay
Deep Bay seen from the old ruins The ruins of Fort Barrington overlook the anchorage at Deep Bay in Antigua.
(2015-05-11 16:48:53 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Deep Bay seen from the old ruins
Deep Bay pristine beach The soft sand of the beach at Deep Bay in Antigua are pleasant indeed. And Antigua boasts 365 beaches like this!
(2015-05-11 16:46:50 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Deep Bay pristine beach
Ruins of Fort Barrington I'm not sure what these were, but I liked the detail in the picture.
(2015-05-11 16:45:52 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Ruins of Fort Barrington
Stairway up to Fort Barrington These steps lead to the top of the ruins of Fort Barrington.
(2015-05-11 16:43:55 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Stairway up to Fort Barrington
Deep Bay Panorama St. Johns in the distance on the left side of the picture, and Deep Bay (Zanshin all the way on the right) on the right side of the picture as seen from the ruins of Fort Barrington.
(2015-05-11 16:42:32 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Deep Bay Panorama
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