The weather forecast shows that some rather heavy weather is going to be moving in after this period of calm, so we've decided to change our plans and head up north towards St. Martin before it hits Antigua. We still had use of the rental car and since the prices in the supermarkets in Antigua are significantly higher than in St. Martin we didn't need to get any groceries, this gave us time to play tourist and drive up to Shirley Heights before returning our trusty little steed. We then went to customs and immigration to clear out and then walked up to Fort Berkeley. The winds had started to pick up and I was uncomfortable with my anchoring spot in Falmouth so we curtailed our sightseeing activities and went back to the boat.
We got the anchor up and were soon outside of Falmouth Harbour with sails up and heading towards Deep Bay. Wanita took the wheel for much of the journey and we were doing between 4 and 8 knots in great sailing conditions.
After anchoring at Deep Bay the obligatory happy hour libations were followed by a Braai (BBQ) with chicken and steaks accompanied by potatoes and some wine before retiring early, since I wanted to get underway at sunrise.


Wanita photo op Shaun catching a photo of Wanita atop the fortifications at Shirley Heights
(2017-02-26 11:11:03 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/8000s] ISO 400)
Wanita photo op
English and Falmouth from Shirley Heights English Harbour is in the foreground and Falmouth in the background
(2017-02-26 11:32:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/100s] ISO 125)
English and Falmouth from Shirley Heights
Fort atop Shirley Heights Wanita and Shaun atop Shirley Heights
(2017-02-26 11:16:13 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Fort atop Shirley Heights
Burst cannon This cannon had a really bad day a long time ago, as most likely did the crew manning it.
(2017-02-26 11:18:29 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Burst cannon
Fort Berkeley Wanita and Shaun at Fort Berkeley
(2017-02-26 13:39:36 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/22.0, 1/30s] ISO 140)
Fort Berkeley
Nelson's dockyard pillars These pillars were used to haul boats out of the water (careening) so that they could be worked on.
(2017-02-26 12:13:59 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Nelson's dockyard pillars
Nature reclaims all Buildings succumb quickly to mother nature's power once unocuppied
(2017-02-26 13:58:27 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Nature reclaims all
Fort Berkeley breakwater Fort Berkeley is the last line of defence for the entrance to English Harbour by sea
(2017-02-26 13:40:51 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/22.0, 1/30s] ISO 180)
Fort Berkeley breakwater
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