General note on Pets
in the Caribbean
People througout the Caribbean use poisons
for everything from crabs to nuisance dogs. These are deadly to
pets, and quite a few pet owners have lost their companions to
poison while walking them ashore. The poisons are attractive to dogs
so keep your dog on a leash and watch what he is up to. A muzzle may
help but would be hard on the dog in the heat if it stopped him
panting. If your doge gets poisoned, immediate ingestion of a
strtong sugar/water solution may help until you get to the vet.
I received the following letter:
I had some yachting visitors on a tour of
Montserrat and they recommended I contact you to be listed as
taxi/tour guide for persons visiting Montserrat. My Name is Desmond
Davis, of Uncle Desi’s Tours, certified tour guide in Montserrat.
My details are as follows: Desmond Davis, Uncle Desi’s Tours, Tel:
664 496 9557, Email:
I specialize in tours to see the buried capital
Plymouth, the buried W H Bramble Airport. The abandoned
village of Richmond Hill and panoramic views of the lush green side
of Montserrat, Silver Hills and the new developed village of Look
Out. My tours are thorough and exciting, which normally takes
about 3-4 hours. Cost is US$120 for up to 6 passengers,
special discounted rate of US$100 for couples. Local lunch is
included in the price.
the Portsmouth Association of
Yacht Security(P.A.Y.S) has opened an office. It is located at the
Purple Turtle Beach. We can by contacted by our telephone number 1
(767) 317 9098 or by email
Island Water World
has announced they will be closing thier small outlet in Marina Fort
Louis in Mafrigot at the end of June. All other branches remain open
New Simpson Bay bridges info:
Simpson Bay Bridge
for more up to date info try
0830 out 0930 in
1030 out 1130 in
1600 out 1500 in
Causeway Bridge in and out
This is from february 14, sorry to be so
late in posting it:
The Sandy Ground Bridge morning opening
time has been changed from 0815 to 0900. There is no monitoring of
any VHF channel by any entity for this bridge. The best bet to
verify opening times is to hail Shrimpys (net controller of 0730
cruisers net) on channel 10.
The other update is that the cruisers net is now on channel 10 at
Margaret Bujnoch, s/v Rocking B
Hi Chris, checked in at English Harbour on
the 17 april. A notice at customs that effectiv from the 17 April
2014, there is a check out fee of 30 USD for passengers that had
been in Antigua for more than 24 hours.
Thanks for the info!
Looks like this charge is back on. Last time they had this charge,
they called everyone except the skipper a "passenger" I did not know
about it for a long time because I so often single-hand.
Good news for Jolly
Harbour. Salty Dogs, the friendly sailors’ bar and restaurant, is
moving from the Slipway to Jolly Harbour, where their happy hour
will be from 1700-1900. In the new location they will be renting
scooters and mountain bikes as well as their paddle-board rentals.
They are forming the Antigua Paddle Board Club, with morning paddle
session to the harbor entrance; great for some morning exercise!