Antigua


Again, no tours. Just a little wandering on our own.

 

The view  of Antiqua from the upper deck of  our ship.
 

The Harbour
 

Just another tourist on the streets.


I don't think that this is a place I'd like to eat.


I had to get a picture of this. These signs were in every nook and cranny in the town.
 

Of course every town has a casino or two. We decided to forgo this one.
 

What must be the ugliest tribute to anyone I've ever seen. Apparently he is the man responsible for Antiqua's independence. Bit of an ego I'd say.

English Harbour (aka 'Nelson Harbour')

Of all the places I've been in the Caribbean, this is one of my favourites.
My Uncle told me once that we were descended from Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton,
and that made us all a bunch of b*****ds.




View of the 'Wet Dock'
The old Boat House and Sail Loft was partially destroyed by a hurricane in 1871. All that remains of the original building are the massive boat house pillars.


The rear of what was once the 'Pitch and Tar store', now a pub.



Harbour views


The Copper and Lumber Store, now a hotel, as seen from the central walkway.





The harbour, with the old fort in the background.


The Officer's Quarters, built around 1810.
Today it houses a restaurant and shops.


The back of the Copper and Lumber Store, from the balconey of the Officer's Quarters.


The Harbour, as seen from the patio behind the 'Pitch and Tar' pub ...


... where we rested with a cold mug of local beer.



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