The winds had picked up overnight and I could see the white tops of waves around the corner, but in my secluded anchorage I had just enough wind coming through to ventilate the boat. I want to continue my kite surfing lessons where I'd left off last year but the strong winds put me off and I think I'll wait a day or two for the winds to settle before taking my next lesson. A small shower passed through in the morning that put down just enough rain to slightly wet the decks, so I got out the washdown hose and washed down all the windows and metal fittings, then wiped them clean with a cloth and used a chamois to dry out the windows and dodger; I hope that this will slow down the formation of rust a bit.
I swam around a bit and paddleboarded inside my anchorage - I wasn't going to risk getting blown all the way to Nonsuch Bay resort on the board by the winds. The dinghy hadn't seen any use, so I zipped around the corner of Green Island to the next anchorage (which had 3 boats in it) and then across the bay to a small islet close to the reef, which is a bird nesting place for pelicans and where I saw my first baby pelicans whose plumage was pure white. From there I travelled along the protective reef and perhaps tomorrow I'll bring along an anchor and snorkel/fins and explore some of it.


Kitesurfing coming in to the beach This kitesurfing is slowing down to land on the beach where all of the kiting activity is based on Green Island
(2017-04-23 15:05:43 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Kitesurfing coming in to the beach
Zanshin's protected anchorage A wonderfully calm, secluded and private anchorage, all to myself!
(2017-04-23 11:11:34 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Zanshin's protected anchorage
Windsurfer in Nonsuch Bay This windsurfer is zipping from Nonsuch Bay to the kiting area off Green Island in Antigua
(2017-04-23 15:48:10 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/8000s] ISO 100)
Windsurfer in Nonsuch Bay
Pelican floating off Green Island This pelican is taking a break and floating in the protected reef waters while the big breakers are smashing onto the reef in the distance
(2017-04-23 15:31:32 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Pelican floating off Green Island
Wind- and Kite-surfers Both kiting and windsurfing is popular in the protected waters behind the reef at Green Island
(2017-04-23 15:48:53 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1600s] ISO 100)
Wind- and Kite-surfers
Breaking waves outside the reef The big 2 meter seas at 13 second interval (which means a lot of power) breaking on the rocks of Green Island while there's barely a ripple inside the protective reef
(2017-04-23 15:44:30 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Breaking waves outside the reef
Baby Pelicans I'd not seen baby pelicans before; but they were well protected from predators on this small islet in the middle of Green Bay on Antigua
(2017-04-23 15:31:27 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Baby Pelicans
40 Knots instructor surfing One of the instructors from 40 Knots kite surfing school practicing
(2017-04-23 11:02:18 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1600s] ISO 100)
40 Knots instructor surfing
Secluded Green Island anchorage panorama Taken from a slight rise on one side of the anchorage, the panoramic shot shows Zanshin anchored in the middle of this beach on uninhabited Green Island
(2017-04-23 10:51:54 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Secluded Green Island anchorage panorama
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