|Sunset from our helm|
|Milly sidling up to a super yacht.|
|Super yachts beside landing for rowboat finish.|
We happened to be in the harbour during the "SuperYacht Regatta". Milly only qualified in our hearts as super so we did not take part but we did watch the yachts leave the harbour. Wow! Quite a parade! One day we hiked to the headland to watch the race committee running the race and the boats/ships start. Beautiful sight with lots of commentary from the avid sailors watching.
|The yachts from afar elegantly racing.|
Even more exciting than the exclusive super yachts, was the reception of another race at the English Harbour finish line. This was a transAtlantic Race, The Atlantic Challenge, of 4-, 2-person or single rowers! The first day we went into the harbour, they were setting up to receive the first over the finish - a team of four young men from Great Britain who crossed the big ocean from the Canary Islands in 36 days!
|First place finishers in their missile rowboat, solar panels and all.|
|The racing rowboats were apparently scattered mid ocean by a very unusual January hurricane.|
Four days later when we were on the headlands watching the super yachts, a team of four girls arrives surrounded by boats of all sizes who had come out of harbour to greet them. Forty days and second place by a team called "Row like a girl". Got to love the name! Same reception, same celebratory meal. Reportedly the girls' boat smelled less offensive than the boys. No surprise.
Sure wouldn't want to do it but gave me the shivers to watch the exuberance of the crew when these three boats finished!
|Even the emergency vehicles were characterful and...|
|necessary for roads like these.|