|Long Bay, Anguilla|
|This is what my desk looked like when I got back to work. |
It is essentially a barricade. Just like Les Mis but with less singing.
Incidentally, that is a photo of Anguilla showing on my wall calendar.
|West End Bay, Anguilla|
|Barge and tugboat, seen from the road leading to Caribella|
|Capsized barge, seen from our balcony|
|Rendezvous Bay, seen from the air|
|Sad face, leaving Anguilla|
|St. Maarten, seen from the air|
|I'll have the Big Black Dick, barkeep.|
|That's Guana in almost the dead-center of the photo|
|Our re-imagined pain au tomate|
|Antoine Chapon's watercolor reproductions for sale|
|Here is a close-up of the painting|
|Here's the painting in situ in our home.|
Sweet Return Villa, owned by a Canadian family who *usually* goes to Anguilla during the time we're going to be there, but there's a special milestone birthday celebration for them elsewhere this fall, so the villa was unexpectedly unoccupied. Its location seems ideal, and it offers some very nice amenities without being one of those over-the-top, we-don't-want-to-breathe-wrong-on-it luxury homes. It was neither the most nor the least expensive of our choices, but it offered the best value.
It turns out that our two favorite restaurants--Veya and Dolce Vita-- are scheduled to open by the time we arrive on island (alas, most tourist-oriented places close for September & October), and now we're crossing our fingers that Geraud's will be open, too. It's our favorite place for breakfast and lunch, and they tell me on Facebook that their re-opening date for October isn't set yet. We'll just have to see.
|Such a sweet little cow on Meads Bay|
|You do NOT want to mess with this |
|Anguillian sunset over Barnes Bay|