Finally left north Antigua, started to rain just as we were pulling up anchor; lasted a few minutes, then the sky started clearing to a spectacular double rainbow.
Last sunset in Antigua
Double rainbow - we could see this one from end to end.
Our original plan was to head to St. Kitts, but the seas were so pleasant we decided to head north to Barbuda. Enroute we had our first whale sightings - what majestic creatures they are. Unfortunately, they were camera shy so no pics. Barbuda is a low island whose highest point is only 125 feet above the sea with a mere 1600 inhabitants. There are endless pale pink beaches - the largest is unbroken for 11 miles. Land is held communally and there is so much that no one fights over it. It has also been the key to the Barbudians keeping control over their own island. Since there is no individual land ownership land cannot be sold to outsiders - hence no resorts or Kentucky Fried Chickens.