I had originally planned on leaving the anchorage in the morning and sailing to Falmouth Harbour so that I'd be ready for my first job at the Antigua Sailing Week on Thursday morning; but as I didn't need to be there until about 10AM I decided to stay in position for another day and then sail to Falmouth in the early morning hours tomorrow. One of my open projects on the boat is to log and monitor the 6 MPPT controllers for the solar panels and I worked on that much of the day. The one chip I'd bought to measure the current (actually, the millivolts coming out of a shunt) wasn't usable as it needed to be used in the same circuit (not good, since the Arduino circuit is 5V and the solar panels are producing 25-28V). The next device worked, but I could only monitor 2 out the 6 systems. The final test was done with a special INA226 chip, but it is miniscule and I had a lot of trouble getting it soldered on a breakout board, and there was no chance of me doing another 5 soldering jobs so in the end I shelved those plans until next trip.
I dinghied about the big bay off Green Island and walked a bit ashore during the day, plus did a lot of swimming and paddleboarding to enjoy some of my last days in the Caribbean this season. I fired up the barbecue for some thawed Chorizo sausages to go along with gnocchi and fresh Parmesan for dinner. A bottle of Rioja capped off the meal and afterwards I spent some time outside using the star finder app on my little tablet to identify some visible planets and constellations.


Single bench on an empty beach My little private beach which was almost always empty. A single bench and signage asking visitors to leave only footprints
(2017-04-26 18:11:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/40s] ISO 100)
Single bench on an empty beach
Clear water at Green Island Crystal clear waters just off the beach where the Green Island kiters start and finish their runs
(2017-04-26 13:29:32 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Clear water at Green Island
Rocky promontory at Green Island The shot was taken from the dinghy at a location which requires boats to come very close to this rock in order to stay in deep water. The chart shows a double dogleg needs to be done here to stay in 50 feet rather than 0 feet of water
(2017-04-26 13:25:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Rocky promontory at Green Island
Big orb setting at Nonsuch Bay Yet another wonderful Caribbean sunset, this one at Green Island and Nonsuch Bay
(2017-04-26 18:13:59 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/8000s] ISO 100)
Big orb setting at Nonsuch Bay
Single rock in the Green Island Passage The panoramic shot was taken from the dinghy at a location which requires boats to come very close to this rock in order to stay in deep water. The chart shows a double dogleg needs to be done here to stay in 50 feet rather than 0 feet of water
(2017-04-26 13:24:43 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Single rock in the Green Island Passage
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