I woke up early today and dinghied off to the store as soon as they opened to get some fresh food for a night or two as I wanted to leave Falmouth harbour and visit Green Island again. The dinghy wouldn't get up on a plane despite my best attempts in the zero wind and zero wave conditions in Falmouth so I knew it was time to clean her up before the growth took on a life of it's own.
The sail up to Green Island was pleasant as the wind was strong enough at 10 knots and had veered so that I could sail the whole way on a single tack after passing English Harbour. I made it to Green Island in good time (as it was only 7 nautical miles) and swum around a bit after picking up a mooring and then attacked my dinghy project before going back aboard. I read for a bit then fired up the barbie for some hamburgers. Afterwards, the night skies were impressive but I soon got tired and hit the sack early.

Craggy shoreline in Antigua The south side of Antigua is inhospitable indeed.
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Craggy shoreline in Antigua
Fort atop the hills The small lookout atop the southern hills of Antigua.
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Fort atop the hills
Antigua Cliffs Antigua Cliffs
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Antigua Cliffs
It isn't a golden house... This object stumped me twice as I sailed past and I now know that it is a rusty fallen-over water tower.
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It isn't a golden house...
Pink House Pink House on the shoreline close to Green Island
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Pink House
Sailing the south side of Antigua Sailing along the south shore of Antigua from Falmouth to Green Island.
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Sailing the south side of Antigua
Nasty dinghy growth This is a nasty amount of growth on the bottom of my dinghy!
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Nasty dinghy growth
Adding wet sand(paper) Nature's wet sandpaper on the beach. I've already used the scraper a bit to get some of the growth off.
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Adding wet sand(paper)
Windsurfers on the beach Windsurfers packing it up for the day because the winds are just too light.
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Windsurfers on the beach
Dinghy bottom after sanding After several rounds of sanding the bottom and scrubbing with a green Scotch pad the bottom is looking a lot better.
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Dinghy bottom after sanding
Green Island anchorage The Antigua Parks service has put in moorings for visiting boats here.
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Green Island anchorage
Green Island beach One of the beaches on Green Island.
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Green Island beach
Departing French cruiser Departing French cruiser
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Departing French cruiser
Small island off Green Island Small island off Green Island
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Small island off Green Island
Moored off Green Island Moored off Green Island
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Moored off Green Island
Pillars of Hercules in Antigua The Pillars of Hercules to the right-hand entrance side of English Harbour in Antigua
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Pillars of Hercules in Antigua
Green Island panorama 180 degree panorama from my anchoring spot north of Green Island.
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Green Island panorama
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