Great day, good sun magnificent views, nice hike. link to hike
” All the signs pointed towards Antigua. The island had warm, steady winds, a complex coastline of safe harbors, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef. It would make a perfect place to hide a fleet. And so in 1784 the legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed to Antigua and established Great Britain’s most important Caribbean base.” To quote the ‘Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda’ website
“English Harbour is best known for Nelson’s Dockyard, a former British Navy base; it displays restored 18th and 19th-century buildings and other historical artefacts from the colonial period of the dockyard, especially the time it was commanded by Horatio Nelson.” source: Wikipedia here
More info on the restoration on this BBC site here
Capstan or winch, towing gear, spool donkey. They where used to tow the ships to the docks. Rumor goes that sometimes they had a fiddler on top of the capstan to motivate the men that pushed the capstan round. …..If you listen carefully you can hear …….
The whole Nelson dockyard is protected by a big stone ‘city’ wall
There is now an extension for the large super yacht sail boats. Note also the small rowing boats next to the blue banners. Finishing the Atlantic rowing race, The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic challenge here
You can see how protected this bay is to the sea and well defendable in the times of Nelson.
A view from Fort Berkeley. The Royal Navy started with this in the 17th century to defend the bay. They later build the British navy base known as Nelson’s Dockyard.
Fort Berkeley and the welcome committee
Love the green. Hard not to look a boats
Feels great to be surrounded by green leaves, trees, bushes and to smell nature. Long time ago.
Cross point between English Harbour on one site and Famount Harbour on the other.
The corona stuck dreamer
Round the corner towards Falmount Harbour
The resorts that makes you want to take a holiday
On the top Nelsons Point house, here (no it is not where Nelson lived, its from 2016 but inspired by local history) If you want to feel like ‘him’ (without the sailing) and enjoy the comforts of today
Falmount Harbour entrance
Falmount Harbour. Yes we are there somewhere
Pigeon Beach, Falmount Harbour
Panorama of English and Falmount Harbour