Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Falmouth Revisited

As the wind started blowing from the NE, the swell moved into the Jolly Harbour anchorage and we decided we would go back to Falmouth Harbor.  We also had some mail being delivered and needed to pick that up in Falmouth - unfortunately, when you live on a boat walking out to the "mailbox" isn't that simple.  

We dropped the hook near the same spot we did last time but weren't happy with the way the anchor was set, or the fact that a catamaran pulled in very close (less than 30 feet) behind us, so we moved over to Pigeon beach in 20' of clear Caribbean water.  We find ourselves on the beach 2-3 times per day to take Kala swimming and enjoy a nice little dip ourselves.  The water is warmer than bath water and the sand is so soft it oozes through your paws.

As we walked over to English Harbour, we realized the Oyster World Rally was finishing in Antigua.  The Oyster fleet includes about 30 boats that have circumnavigated (approximately 32,000 miles in 18 months).  The boats range from 47 feet to 88 feet and it amazing to see them all together in one location. It is an incredible display of boats and money with some well known owners including F1 legend Eddie Jordan on his Oyster 885 "Lush" WOW!

When we aren't walking around looking at luxurious boats, we are finalizing our plans for the summer. As many know, the Eastern Caribbean is not the best place to be during hurricane season (June - November) so we have to decide where we will go, where Terrapin will go and what the next adventure entails.  

We have some plans in the works with exciting destinations but more on that later….

Dock to dock, nothing but HUGE Oysters… lovey...

These are the little ones.

These are the big girls (72-88ft) Glad Kala didn't see these as she would want an upgrade!

Pigeon Beach - swimming distance from the boat.

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