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USA – Antigua Rally: – Our Last Day & Stormy Night At Sea – Day 12 (Monday/Tue

Just 24 hours to go! And we’re especially excited as we’re starting to come across other Salty Dawg boats within VHF range who took the southern route (down the US Coastline). These boats left on the same day, but have sadly suffered from bad weather with less wind and far more squalls than us. They also didn’t have the luxury of a ‘technical stop’ in Bermuda for beer, pizza and a refuel.

In celebration of our impending arrival, Skipper made up the Two Drifters’ Corinth Cocktail in place of our 3pm cuppa… you seriously have to try our recipe for this. See below.

At 6pm we sat down to our last dinner at sea, but it wasn’t going to be a quiet one. Within seconds we were surrounded by squall clouds. Skipper headed up to the Bridge – and stayed there for the next 12 hours as we dodged squall after squall and sailed through 35 knot winds. Nev and Al took turns with Skipper on night watch and eventually as first light dawned we could see our approach to Jolly Harbour, Antigua.

Sailing in past some of our anchored Salty Dawg rally boats, Two Drifters arrived at the Customs Dock at 6am, just as the sun was rising. What an epic trip!

Thank you so much for sofa sailing with us again on this trip from Hampton, Virginia, via Bermuda, to Antigua.

Much love from Skipper, First Lady, Miss Molly and Deckhand Al xx

Two Drifters’ Corinth Cocktail – Serving for 2 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 sliced bananas 25ml light rum 3 scoops of good vanilla ice cream 1 glass milk Pinch of cinnamon Grated nutmeg for decoration (if you can be bothered)!

Melt the butter over a medium heat. Stir in the sugar and add the sliced bananas, turning the pieces so that they are covered in the mixture. Cook for 4 mins until the bananas caramelize then leave to cool.

Put the cooled bananas into a blender along with the rum, ice cream, milk and cinnamon and whiz them up until well combined. Taste the mixture and adjust to your preference before serving in tall glasses with a sprinkling of grated nutmeg.

Enjoy and raise a glass to Two Drifters when you try it!

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