Sea|Mester Part 3: Antigua
This summer I did a 20 sailing trip with Sea|Mester. We sailed from the British Virgin Islands to Nevis, Antigua, St. Barths, Saba, and back to the BVI’s. It was a thoroughly excellent adventure, unlike anything I’d ever done before. It was my first time flying alone, first time leaving continental North America, first time being on a boat for more than a few hours, first time visiting a foreign country other than Canada, first time sailing, first time surfing, first time cooking a meal for twenty people, and probably a bunch more that aren’t coming to me at the moment. Because I have so many pictures, I am going to split my account of the trip into several parts, and because I haven’t developed some of my film yet, I am starting with part three: Antigua.
This was the third major island we stopped at, and after a pretty long passage from Nevis (though not the longest passage we did), it was good to get our feet on solid ground. We docked in Nelson’s Dockyard at English Harbour, the site of an eighteenth century British naval base.
We ate at a little restaurant called The Lime and the Coconut, owned by these fine folks. We watched a fantastic world cup game – Italy vs. Slovakia (2-3 final) – and ate a “World Cup Breakfast” featuring delicious homemade bread.