|They don’t call it Rainbow City for nothing|
I made coffee and sipped it while reading in bed. A little after 7:00, the rain stopped so I got dressed and went for a walk. My early venture was rewarded with a beautiful rainbow. With the breeze, I was actually just the tiniest bit chilly and wished I had brought my coffee to the beach with me.
Sidenote: I had the most glorious weather on this trip of any of my many trips to the island. This was my third November visit (I think) and it was sheer perfection. There wasn’t a single time where I felt uncomfortably warm, no matter where I was on the island.
After much deliberation, I decided to order the blackened lobster and and shrimp tacos with mango creme fraiche and chipotle aioli. It was just as amazing as it sounds. I also enjoyed some iced tea (I wanted to hydrate but avoid ordering bottled water) and two ti punches whilst enjoying my book.
After a few hours enjoying everything that Straw Hat has to offer, I ambled back to Turtles Nest for a brief nap before sunset. Thanks to a tip from somebody on the TripAdvisor forum, I walked east on Meads to get a better vantage point in order to see the sun set into the sea instead of behind the Four Seasons. Well, aside from the fact that I neglected to put any bug repellant on my legs, it was totally worth it.
|In front of Jacala, facing inland.|
|Not creepy. (Said no one, ever.)|
|This photo is from a previous visit, not this trip|
Though disappointed not to have one of the beachfront tables (which were being reserved for people who weren’t too idiotic to book the correct day of the week), I had one nice consolation: I was seated in the second row underneath one of the lamps that gave me ample reading light. I sheepishly explained to Argen, my server, what my gaffe was and he was very kind about it and was very attentive for the rest of the night.
I usually opt for the arugula and bleu cheese salad to start. Not only is it delicious, it’s a sure-fire way to ensure I actually eat a few vegetables. They had no arugula, so I decided to try the tuna tartare. Alas, it was not for me. The tuna was a little stringy and the avocados were just shy of being ripe. I ate about half of it before deciding that was enough. Besides, I had the world-famous lasagna coming for me entree, and we all know that it’s filling enough on its own.
It may not be much to look at, but it’s my favorite dessert I’ve ever had at Dolce Vita and one of the best desserts I’ve ever had on Anguilla, full stop. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day, and it completely redeemed the lackluster tuna tartare as far as I was concerned. I drove back to Turtles Nest with the windows down to enjoy the feel of the night breezes on my skin, where I tumbled into bed to finish my book. Yes, I could definitely get used to endless days like these.