Our circumnavigation of Antigua continues. After exiting North Sound, we motor sailed down the east coast. The wind was just too tight on the wind to do it under sail only on a lee shore. We got tossed around quite a bit with the angle we were sailing and the Atlantic waves.
However, soon enough we were down to Nonsuch Bay and Green Island. Once again the entrance to Nonsuch Bay is basically all reef. Once again the Doyle Guide says something like "local knowledge only." This time we listened as there was no channel marker, NONE and it wasn't easy to see the path through.
Instead we went around the south side of Green Island. We wanted to check out a couple of anchorages there anyway. We did a drive by of the two anchorages and then entered the main anchorage in Nonsuch Bay, just off NW corner Green Island. There were far more boats there so we turned around and went back to Rickette Harbor where we anchored as the sixth boat in that little bay. Even as we were anchoring, a couple of turtles popped their heads up to say hello. Oh yeah. This is going to be good. Ashore locals had a big Easter weekend camp out going with tents, a kitchen and dinning tents and generator....which could only mean loud music. Oh well. We like Soca music - the most commonly played music that requires it be played loud. However, they didn't run the generator/music all the time. And it's wasn't like yucky Sandals Resort DJ by the pool "Are you ready?" loud so it was all good.
April 5th, 2015
Mid morning I decided to get off the boat. Tom started refinishing the companionway woodwork and I was just in the way. I went in search of the turtles we saw the day before, I found two of them in the anchorage. They always stop and look at you seriously at first, then they got back to eating grass as if to say "You seem ok. If you stay there and don't come any closer, I will stay here and let you watch me eat grass. But that is sort of weird and boring don't you think?" To which I say "NO, Mr or Ms Turtle. I never get tired of watching turtles." I explored the rocks and coral all the way around. Supposedly one of the bays on the south side of Green Island has lobsters. "Tons. You can just pick them up." another cruising couple told us. Yeah right. I never saw one and I looked. Trust me. Provisions are very, very low.
|Charter catamaran with stern anchor out|
April 6th, 2015
Provisions very low. Meals are really weird. Rum is nearly gone. Time to boogie! However, we will definitely come back to Green island and Nonsuch Bay at some point.