Gary and I decided we’d take a morning walk to try to locate spots everyone could access and we would be able to look out over the racing course comfortably. We spent the morning exploring and probably walked off a few pounds in the process.
First we wandered over to a park on the south side of the harbor, asked around a bit, and discovered we could walk into private, gated communities as long as we stayed on the roads and didn’t venture onto what would obviously be private property. So off we went climbing up into a development in progress where we found a great view of English Harbor, then on to other locations where we would have a tremendous view of the starting area and the race course.
As you look down into English Harbor, think about what skill and effort would have been required to pilot an engine-less ship of 100 feet or so off the ocean and into this narrow winding harbor. Later on we’ll show you some photos taken from offshore looking into this harbor.
As we stood on this promontory perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea we realized two things: we’d have a great view of the event from here, but the girls would never be able to make it to this location. We’d have the long hot climb to the top of the hill carrying chair, awnings, and coolers, then a steep drop down a leafy path to the plateau leading out to the rock face. Not going to happen. On to plan B.