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Shirley Heights

Nov 13, 2005

Location: English Harbour, Antigua
Author: Kevin
After a quick nap, the crew arose at midnight to raise sails and the anchor to depart for Antigua. The sail began quite lovely, with clear moon-light skies and a steady breeze. However, mid-passage the wind and weather turned, with sheets of rain and giant swells flooding the deck at times. Never-the-less, we arrived in Antigua near our ETA and tied stern-to the dock in English Harbour. As it is our first time not needing dinghy rides to shore, most crew members are enjoying the freedom. As well, being Sunday, and most everything is closed, we headed to the only party on the island; Shirley Heights. It wasn’t hard to understand why National Geographic named Shirley Heights “the best place to spend a Sunday evening”. With a 20 piece steel band, enormous BBQ, and views of several harbours in the sunset, I think most would say it was our best night out.