Antigua – West Coast

Antigua, 21 September 2016

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In our last full day in Antigua, we decided do explore the west coast.  Here we are, about to start in English Harbour.

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You might think that in a Caribbean island, everyone stays in a resort and it is very expensive.  Well, there can still be cheap accommodation options available if you look. (And we weren’t staying here but I also wouldn’t stay in a resort if I could avoid it).

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A rather nice cottage nearby.

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And a range of local transport, possibly available for hire.

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You have to go inland from English Harbour before you can get to the west coast.  These early images are all in and around a small town called Swetes.

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Tyrell’s Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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An old ruined windmill, a relic of the sugar cane era.

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We are at the coast now.  this is Carlisle Bay Beach.

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This is nearby, atop a headland.

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So there are places to stay in Antigua that might be entirely free, if somewhat lacking in privacy.

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A bit further on, at Morris Bay is some more enticing accommodation prospects that may be quite cheap.

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This one even has its own car in the lounge room.

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And there is a ruined windmill nearby.

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Excellent views down the beach.

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I think “Location, location, location!” is the phrase.

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A bit further along the coast, we found some colour transitions between sand, sea and sky.

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I think this is probably Valley Church Beach.

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Not sure where this house is, maybe Five Islands, beside the road though, heading to the north-west.

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We got to Fort Barrington National Park but didn’t have time to climb up to the fort.  I’d say this is a Martello Tower, rather than a windmill.  In other words, it is a small defensive fort from the nineteenth century (though not Fort Barrington).

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Nearby, this is Deep Bay.

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A sign we passed on the way back to English Harbour.

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3 comments on “Antigua – West Coast

  1. Absolutely stunning place, wish i could go

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  2. Robert Hayes says:

    Once again, you’ve made my heart hurt. That clear blue water just class to me in a manner I can’t describe. Do you dive Murray? If not, take a course at a hotel or dive shop and get a beginners permit. It might change your life
    Stay healthy and free of Covid-19

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