We spent some time in Deep Bay on the northwest coast of Antigua and then went around to the south to see the spectacle of the Classic Yacht Regatta. Some of the boats were the old original classic yachts and some were replicas. Some were big - Elena at 137' - and some were small - Cora at 24'. They were all interesting.
We walked the docks and went to a party (or two) and managed to be out at one of the marks during one race day as we were on our way to Nonsuch Bay around the east side of Antigua.
|Athos and a little Carriacou sloop fly their spinnakers for the downwind leg|
As always, there were errands to do, some of which took us by bus into the capitol St. John where we were able to get some local produce at the big daily public market.
|The #17 buses that run across the island to St. John|
|Seen around Antigua|
|We heeded the warning and tied our fu..... dinghy elsewhere.|
|Saralane in Nonsuch Bay|
It's getting to be that time of year again.... mango season! We walked by this tree a few days in a row and finally were able to pick a few ripe ones. It always seems to be coconut season and with our bounty from Barbuda, we've been eating coconut in some form or other every day. I get about two cups of coconut milk from each nut and then I dry the grated meat to use in other things. I've made coconut palettas and coconut/banana palettas a few times, but we eat them so fast that I haven't gotten a good shot yet. Along with the pineapple, christophene, fig bananas, sweet potatoes, limes, passionfruit and local herbs we got at the market in St. John, I'd say we're eating pretty well.
|From upper left: Coconut Mango muffins, fresh coconut milk, ripe mangos, grated coconut meat.|