As soon as we got wifi, our friends on Le Mischief sent us a Facebook Message (yes you can text, email, Facebook Message, Skype, and call us while we are here – so why aren’t you! We miss you all) and told us that there was a full moon party in Trellis Bay.
Matt and I have been on island for full moon parties but have never participated so we jumped on this opportunity as nobody does a full moon party like Trellis Bay!
We sailed over to Trellis Bay, checked out the very busy anchorage. There were well over a hundred occupied moorings and boats anchored in between, all mostly charter boats. So, we played it safe and hid in the back away from all of them. Le Mischief (De and Steve) invited us over for a toddy where we quickly shared our Antigua Race week adventures. We then headed to shore to partake in the festivities – first things first, find some beverages and scope out some dinner. Trellis Bay is lined with bars and restaurants and crawling with tourists. I mean it was a mad house seriously. We walked by all the places to eat, some were buffet at $25 pp, some were table service, and some were serving more a la carte style. We stopped at one of the last places on the beach serving a la carte. Matt and I had BBQ chicken, jerk pork, mac pie, corn, scallops potatoes and a beer for $20! Can you believe that? And it was amazingly delicious. Once we were fat and happy, we headed back down the beach as they had started to light the fire balls. On the way, we ran into some Texas friends, Dave and Rene on Allegria! I love this small sailing community.
They have these giant, elaborately designed metal cages filled with wood out in the water. They then light the wood with lighter fluid and a fire ball is started. They also had a 20’ iron man that they lit up and called him their version of “The Burning Man.” It was spectacular to see! All with the full moon in the background with live music and dancing on the beach.