Caribbean Islands Adventure 2022 – Part 7: Antigua

January 20, 2022

Welcome to Antigua! Our ship docked in St. John’s, Antigua early in the morning. Our excursion was scheduled for the afternoon so we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and relaxing morning on the ship.

Morning rainbow over Antigua

Our transportation for the day was a small bus driven by DoeDoe with our tour guide Christina. The tour stopped at several historic and scenic overlooks.

Our tour bus in Antigua with driver Doedoe and tour guide Christine
Old ruins with local goats grazing in Antigua

The views from Shirley Heights lookout were spectacular. This location was a principal British fortification in the 18th century and is part of Antigua and Barbuda National Park. We explored around the Royal Artillery Guard House while there but spent most of the time enjoying the amazing view of English Harbor.

View of English Harbor, Antigua from Shirley Heights Lookout

The rain started coming down on our way to Nelson’s Dockyard, another part of Antigua and Barbuda National Park. It was pouring as we walked through the dockyard so we weren’t able to do much exploring or take many photos. We made our way along the waterfront and found cover in a crowded bar where we watched the rain come down.

Yachts at Nelson’s Dockyard
Shells placed beside a walkway at Nelson’s Dockyard
Pillars Restaurant at Nelson’s Dockyard
It was pouring when we took cover at this waterfront bar

There are still more adventures to come! Where will the next one be?