While the competitors slept in after last night's celebrations, some of the volunteers still had work to do. That group included myself and Hans, who needed to return our chartered catamarans to English Harbour. Hans had it a bit easier than I did, as his catamaran was on the outside and I assisted him in getting his lines off. I'd planned on asking a group of sailors loitering around the dock for help in casting off, but as soon as Hans departed they did as well so I was forced to get everything done alone. But luckily one only needs a single spring (even with a catamaran) and there was hardly any wind and no current so I was soon off the dock as well and on my way to English Harbour. I tied up alongside the other catamaran and Kathy soon came by to pick us up and return us to Falmouth by car. I said my goodbyes once we were there and walked to Customs & Immigration to clear out. Unfortunately I'd neglected to use the online system and didn't have my password along, but the officers were kind enough to let me use the old paper and carbon-copy method and I filled out all the forms in duplicate and triplicate and cleared out.
I spent the afternoon getting my boat ready for the passage to the BVI and because my outboard was in the garage and my dinghy lashed to the deck I wasn't going to go ashore for a final night and ended up doing a BBQ for the last time this season and finished an opened bottle of wine.


Catamaran delivery Since I'm alone aboard for the delivery from Falmouth to English Harbours, I had the fenders adjusted and ready before taking the trip
(2017-05-06 11:07:19 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Catamaran delivery
Approaching Fort Berkeley Upon returning the Antigua Sailing Week catamaran I approached the old Fort Berkeley which protects English Harbour from attack
(2017-05-06 11:06:50 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.8, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Approaching Fort Berkeley
Pillars of Hercules These pillars are located just outside of the entrance to English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard
(2017-05-06 11:07:40 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Pillars of Hercules
Antigua Sailing Week sign Antigua Sailing Week sign
(2017-05-06 12:29:22 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.0, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Antigua Sailing Week sign
Nelson's Dockyrd street vendors The street vendors are taking down their stalls after the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week ended
(2017-05-06 12:29:34 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Nelson's Dockyrd street vendors
Approaching English Harbour Taken between Falmouth and English Harbours while delivering the Antigua Sailing Week catamaran
(2017-05-06 11:06:42 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Approaching English Harbour
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