Antigua Barbuda Sailing - Distant Shores Television

Antigua & Barbuda

Mid December we jumped off from Florida and made a quick visit to the Abacos before catching a weather window to do the 7-day passage to Antigua in time for Christmas.
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Not always easy to get a good window for this. It was a bit of a rough passage...
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English Harbour is one of the main anchorages. We went further up in and tied up to the dock you can just see at the far right. This is the excellent view from Shirley Heights.
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Christmas at the Nelson's Dockyard. But really anytime its a great harbour and a big thrill to tie "stern-to" such a historic location.
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Barbuda is part of the same nation - properly called "Antigua & Barbuda". It is a lovely small island (quite unlike Antigua) and very worth visiting. We anchored at the south end of the island, and also half way up on the west side. There is a frigate bird colony in Barbuda as well... very rare and an amazing experience to get so close to these exotic birds.
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Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands - Chris Doyle's excellent guide! Complete and frequently updated.
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Chesapeake, ICW & Leeward Islands - Season 6
After a tough offshore passage from the US coast we arrive in Antigua for Christmas and also visit lovely Barbuda.
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