We love to explore old ruins and forts. Perhaps that’s because we come from Kingston, where Fort Henry sit’s proudly on Lake Ontario’s coast. Or more likely, it’s just the inner child in us that still longs to play Hide and Seek. One thing that differs greatly when it comes to exploring places like this down here is that, in the islands, we seldom see the protective barriers and signs telling us to Keep Off that would be all-too-common in North America. Nope, if you want to take a header off a high wall down here, that’s entirely up to you!
Yesterday morning we raised anchor and moved a few miles north to anchor in Deep Bay, just south of St. John’s, the capital city of Antigua. High on the hill overlooking the bay is Fort Barrington which, the website says, is the only fort in Antigua to have seen military action. Fortunately these days, the only thing being shot up there are photographs, and for good reason, there sure is a beautiful view from the top!
Can you pick out ZTC in the above photo?
We go to great lengths to snap some of these pics!