Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fox’s Bay, Montserrat N16.43 W 062.14 May 24 - 25

This was not a planned stop as it is unusual for the winds to blow in ever present ash north away from the anchorage.  We were the only boat in the anchorage which required a stern anchor to minimize the roll.  We walked along ½ mile moon shaped beach covered in volcanic ash, sand and natural pumice.  All of the many homes located throughout the adjoining hillsides were vacant, beautiful big villas completely empty….like stepping into another time…but the Volcano is still active and as we sailed along the west coast the old capital is only partially visible under the volcanic ash and ruins.

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