Road bay, Anguilla. 26 March
Decisions, decisions – we now have less than two days to get back to
Antigua, about 100 miles if we went direct. Well having come this far we might as
well make it interesting and take a look at Anguilla, then head back to Antigua
possibly via Barbuda, which John reckons is definitely worth seeing.
go. A pleasant sail around the west
end of Anguilla and then a beat, plus motor-sailing along to Road Bay. It’s a low-lying island with lots of
beaches, but most of the development seemed to be on the southern, more exposed,
side. John and I went ashore, Robin
stayed aboard. The Customs and
Immigration office was closed so we didn’t bother clearing in – a quick walk
along the road by the Salt Pond, back to the beach, a beer and a WIFI session, a
visit to the public facilities, including a shower, a major purchase of 2 loaves
of bread at the only visible shop and that was it. Anguilla seemed to have closed down, or
gone to sleep. The beach was nice
enough, but apart from a few bars there was very little there – one can only
assume, there are attractions elsewhere on the island, but without transport and
in this heat, it wasn’t worth investigating.
We decided to set off on a night
sail, back around the west end of Anguilla, which we thought should then allow
us to pass, close-hauled, between Anguilla and St. Martin and clear of the
islands off the NE end, and if all went well head on to Barbuda. The first night sail for some time.
Sailors! Don't park your car on Anguilla.
The beach at Road
Bay. Anguilla is the generic name for the eel, it also has 3 fishes
on its flag, so I had to include a fish.
(Don't look at me
like that you brute).