The drive to the airport took about 15 minutes and we arrived in plenty of time for our 10:00 a.m. departure. We selected this flight based on our scheduled departure for Anguilla out of St Maarten, and as it turns out, we could have taken a later flight, but more about that anon...
|Rugged area right outside the airport|
|Our incoming airplane|
|Arriving in St Maarten|
|The beach next to the runway|
About an hour and fifteen minutes after our scheduled departure, we actually boarded the small plane to Anguilla. The flight is short, and we used the time to distract the young woman sitting behind us who was a nervous flyer. It was her first trip to Anguilla and at first she seemed quite put out with her young man, who'd booked the flight instead of the boat shuttle. But by the time we landed, she seemed quite keen on seeing Anguilla from the air.
|Anguilla in the middle distance|
|Anguilla on immediate approach|
|First arrival at Caribella|
|Barnes Bay beach in front of Caribella|
|We were the first diners to arrive|
|Strong, not too sweet, and delish|
|Our view from the table of Barnes Bay|
I'm fairly certain that we shared the apple tarte with vanilla cream and caramel, but I don't have any evidence of that. Before long, we were so exhausted that we fumbled and stumbled the short distance back to our room. I was alert enough to note, and photograph, that Mango's very clearly marks its menus to indicate the automatic 15% service charge that is added to all bills.
|My sesame snapper|
|DH's fish special|
|Part of the menu|
|A subdued sunset, but still lovely.|