Already in last days of 2012 we had very strong wind and here they call it Christmas winds. They are not overly precise with the name - any strong wind from November to February is called so. But strong wind usually doesn't last as long as it did this time - it only ended today. With the wind up to 35 knots we were not too keen on doing lot of sailing, so on Wednesday last week we moved from Falmouth Harbour to Carlisle bay, next to Jolly Harbour, then on Saturday to Deep bay and since Wednesday we are back in Jolly. All in all 25 miles up and down the south and west coast of Antigua.
Luckily, our friends from Rufus - Marion and Harald and Kerstin and Anette were in the same area, so we spent some very nice evenings and afternoons together. The strong wind lowered the temperature of air and sea and quite a few rain showers also didn't help with the "tropical feeling". I'm not swimming so much any more and on one evening we even took a warm shower in the bathroom - normally we shower with cold water on the swimming platform. And in the evening instead of sitting in the cockpit, sipping rum and looking at the stars we watch movies in our cabin.
We still managed to do some minor boat projects and a lot of laundry and boat cleaning.
This is Hawksbill hotel on the beach with the same name ...
Some of the five islands.