25th January 2013 – English Harbor, Antigua

Australia Day! We celebrated Australia in true Australian style with beach cricket, beers, a bbq, Aussiemite, cork hats, Australian singlet shirts and some swimming.

Antigua appears to be the super yacht hub of the Caribbean; we saw more super yachts than we had seen the entire trip. I was lucky enough to make friends with the crew on Rupert Murdoch’s super yacht and they took some of us for a spin in their 44ft tender and showed us round Rupert’s Perini super yacht.

We meet an Australian lady at the marina called Jacqueline who owned a pub on the North side of the island and told us she was having a big Australia day party. We all crammed into a Minnie bus and began our Australia day journey to “Jacky O’s Beach Bar”. It certainly was a journey we had a geriatric driver who didn’t break 30km/hr over the 30km trip, after an hour of bus songs we were there. We were all given Australian singlets, a hat with corks, some beers and a cricket bat. It was definitely worth the long trip.

English harbor is a well protected natural harbor but the marina costs are relatively high due to the super yacht presence.

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