Today we had a great sail from Deshaies, Guadeloupe to English Harbour, Antigua. The 45nm passage took a little under 8 hours in a 18-22 knot ENE breeze. There was a good 1 knot of W current in the Guadeloupe Channel so it was quite a close reach, but certainly not close-hauled. Here are the usual plots...
|Zen Again Track|
|Zen Again Speed Over Ground|
|Guadeloupe in our wake|
The approach to English Harbour was interesting with the cross current continuing. The entrance is notoriously hard to identify but we picked it up a mile or so out. The famous pillars of Hercules aren't very big but are certainly spectacular. It would have been quite a sight to see a ship of the line sail into this harbour!
|Approaching English Harbour|
|Pillars of Hercules|
|A quick tour of English Harbour - spectacular!!!|
|Passing Nelson's Dockyard|