Location: English Harbor, Antigua
We finally made it to Antigua! Our first day at our most southern destination was full of adventures. We woke up bright and early, and it was “all hands on deck’ to help bring the beautiful S/Y Ocean Star into dock at English Harbor in Antigua. Our first adventure consisted of cleaning Ocean Star during some “boat appreciation” time. We encountered a little messy (and stinky) situation while trying to unclog the toilet or “The Head” as we refer to it. It took a few brave souls to clean up the mess, which looked like something you would only see in the movies. Once we finished with The Head and the rest of the boat, we took off to explore Antigua. Our dock is right in the middle of “Nelson’s Dockyard National Park,” which is full of history and restored colonial buildings. We made our way through town in search of ice cream and ice water (and real showers). We were quickly informed that it is the offseason for Antigua tourist attractions.
Nevertheless, we found our ice cream and headed back to Ocean Star to see what the rest of the day had in store. Emma and Jack took us on a walk in the afternoon. It was a hike up an extremely rocky landscape. Once we were all sweating and panting from our brisk walk, we discovered that our destination were some beautiful, secluded cliffs. These cliffs were perfect for rock climbing, exploring marine life and excellent photo-ops. On our hike back to the beach, we got creative with some hiking songs. The hills were alive with the sound of “the ants go marching one by one, hoorah, hoorah.” Once we got down to the beach, we enjoyed a quick swim before heading back to Ocean Star for dinner. Day one in Antigua was most definitely a success, and we cannot wait to see what other adventures are in store while we are here.
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