Bio of Vanessa Hall

I am Antiguan, a world traveler, and married to a sailor whom I adore to bits.

Here is my love story…..

I’ve spent most of my life on the beaches and in the waters around Antigua and Barbuda.

My adventures began as a pickney ( kid ) when my dad got me into fishing, navigating miles offshore for a rewarding fresh catch of Wahoo or Mahi Mahi.  As a seasoned angler, I often compete in sports fishing tournaments for fun.

My husband, Seumas, is a yachtsman. We first met when the yacht he was working on, Velsheda, sailed into Antigua in December of 2007. Four months later, we sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. The delivery took 21 days from Antigua to Southampton UK, a journey that set sail our adventurous relationship.

Velsheda’s busy schedule kept us apart for most of the summer season in 2008 and, as some of you know, it’s not easy spending months apart from the person you love. My summers are now spent with Seumas and S/Y Bequia (the yacht he now works on) around the East Coast USA, Mediterranean, UK or where ever the yachts happen to go. Exploring port to port, I have fun behind the camera documenting our travels.

During the busy wedding season (October to June), I’m based at home in Antigua. When I am not sailing with Seumas, I love spending time with my family and our dog, Zara, often beachcombing for sea glass and sifting through the treasures of washed up flotsam and jetsam that eclectically decorate our seaside home.

In November 2012 Seumas and I recited our vows on the beach at Las Ranitas Tulum, Mexico, as apart of our own destination wedding, surrounded by friends, family and a life time of memories.

Life is a story; what does yours say?