Last Updated 08-APR-2007

Antigua

This was our first trip to Antigua, and it left a good impression. We arrived on Sunday so there was very little open.
So we planned on a beach day and went with a couple from PA to Long Bay beach--$32 cab ride one way split among us 4.
The beach was nice enough but the snorkeling was fair--the beach had smothered the coral.  Ken had some trouble with the 
locals taking over our patch of sand and shade, even though we were there first! I walked to a high point to a lookout
and saw a mongoose and beautiful scenery, but Ken and I were stopped by a security guard when we went back to get photos.

Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 
108 square miles. Its highest point is Boggy Peak (1319 ft.), located in the southwestern corner of the island. Barbuda,
a flat coral island with an area of only 68 square miles, lies approximately 30 miles due north.

Next time we will have to visit: English Harbour, Antigua's graceful and evocative historic district. It is focused on the 
fifteen square miles of Nelson's Dockyard National Park. Developed as a base for the British Navy in the great age of sail, 
the harbour served as the headquarters of the fleet of the Leeward Islands during the turbulent years of the late 18th century.  



The brand new stadium being built by China...  Oh no not another Island !!  Wake up America !!
Long Bay Beach
A new hospitol being built by guess who ??  CHINA !!
The downtown on a Sunday and the port facility
Looking around St. John's Antigua from the ship

On our way to Tortola, British V.I.
St. Johns, Antigua port facilities


Looking at Montserrat appx. 25 miles away where all of the volcanic problems are happening on the southern end of the island
Sunset time again
Sunset over St. Kitts
Ship library


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