We finished off our month in Antigua with another Sunday jumpup at Shirley Heights, this time accompanied by over a dozen other cruisers that we have become friends with on our travels. The hike up from Galleon Beach in Freeman Bay where we were anchored and the view from the historic lookout converted to party central were as spectacular as ever. The BBQ, drinks and music all contributed to a fun time had by all (a crowd of at least 200).
Checkout of Antigua Monday morning was easy but we did have a $US 55.00 departure tax. The five hour beam reach sail to Anse Deshaies on the SW corner of Guadeloupe was uneventful except for one squall that we skirted that tried to start a waterspout (more of a 'mist devil'). We anchored in 30 ft at 16d18.48'N, 61d47.91'W.