Location: English Harbour, Antigua
The day began very early at midnight as the crew all mustered on deck to raise the anchor for our departure from Nevis. We made our way around the southern end of Nevis and then took a heading of 110 degrees towards Antigua. Unfortunately, we couldn’t sail effectively as our heading was directly upwind, so we motored up through the swells and wind. We arrived at the southeastern point of Antigua at about 12:00. From here, the helmsman had to hold a steady course along the southern coast, keeping a safe distance from the reef. Kate taught three-point fixes to a group, and they managed to successfully plot our position without the use of the GPS, a good skill for near-shore sailing. We arrived in English Harbour at about 1500 and tied up stern-to the dock in Nelson’s dockyard. We then had a little bit of free time to begin exploring some of the historical sites of Nelson’s dockyard before meeting back on board to squeeze at 6 pm. For dinner this evening, we went out for pizzas in Falmouth and enjoyed our first night out together. It is amazing to look back on every day and realize just how much we pack into our days out here.