I'm here, been staying in the Waterfront Guest House, which could use some more windows and its Internet is broken. This is made up for by the guy's that run it and the location which is fab!
I met up with Caroline (the other Atlantic crossing crew on Island Kea last time) and am going to stay with her and Egor , and their dog on their boat for a few days in English Harbour.
Island Kea is due back in the water Wednesday, Steve and Katrin are due on Tuesday. The guy in the boat yard is expecting the new mast Monday. Its all looking up. Oh and its not snowing did I mention that? Might be going to a beach party tonight I remember the last one of those I did here.
Antigua's still expensive, have offloaded some of my stuff, gave Caroline my old laptop. Which went down well. It was supplied in a beat up old rucksack. The rucksack's come home after a long 9 years away. I acquired it from a bin in English Harbour in 2001.
For the PierToPier guy's the internet here really is broken, I checked. There's three routers all natting again and again all running DHCP. No passwords and the guy who sets it all up is MIA. Its all actually working, but it connects to the Internet via a wireless service which terminates in a homemade box - a surface mount socket box with a lead disappearing out the window, a plug in the front 2 unexplained LED's and a power connector drilled into the side. Massive packet loss.
I'm wondering if I should stay and start a WiFi buissnes, I can do better than that!