This was our first time in Antigua and we could not wait to hit the town. We read about Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbor, the numerous hiking trails and forts to visit, great provisioning (grocery store), good chandleries (marine supply stores) and the water was fantastic.
By the time we arrived in Antigua, the United States and Europe were feeling the punch of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Businesses were closing and people were frantic to get groceries and the all important Toilet Paper. From the picture of Renée in the grocery store, you can see that this was not an issue here in Antigua.
We stayed in the Jolly Harbor anchorage for a week and took advantage of the grocery store and the two chandleries in order to pick up supplies for a few boat projects. One boat project is resupply our fuel filter reserves knowing that we will most likely have additional failures until we use/filter all the bad fuel or have the fuel and tank polished. Polishing is when you take your fuel and run it through a couple of filters before putting it back into the tank. This would have to wait until the end of the season.