Chris and Penny Manley
Sun 12 Apr 2015 14:31
2nd April – 5th April Easter Weekend.
Having purchased our new anchor we left the marina in St Maarten, out through the bridge and headed to Anguilla. There is only one anchorage in Anguilla, at Road Bay, which is also where the immigration and customs are situated. Anchored and made it in to check in just before they closed. Immigration and customs here are very friendly and helpful, still paperwork with lots of bits of carbon paper!
Went to visit the Elvis Bar on Lonely street for a rum punch or two, and had Sunday lunch in Roy’s bar at the other end of the beach – Roast beef and Yorkshire pud, very good. We also watched the start of the annual Easter Sunday boat race. The boats are traditional sailing boats with huge sails, no engine, and a large number of crew presumably to keep them upright. The races starts with all sails set, all crew aboard with a line to the shore, the line is released and off they go. There were about 7 or 8 boats and they made an impressive site as they wove there way amongst the anchored yachts. They returned as we were leaving at 17.00 to head off overnight to the British Virgin Islands.