Arrival of the Catch of the Day

We are nicely settled in our comfortable, spacious, apartment in Island Harbour. The photos show “our” building and the view from our balcony. Island Harbour is a little village located at the quieter … less touristy … East end of Anguilla. But nevertheless, it has three beach-bar-restaurants, all within a fifteen minute stroll from the…

From Saint Martin to Anguilla

On Wednesday, we caught the ferry from the Marigot waterfront across the sound to Blowing Point in Anguilla … We stayed for one night in “Syd-An’s Hotel” in Sandy Ground Village … Our room overlooked the big salt-pond at the back of the hotel. These birds are wading through naturally produced “salt foam” just outside…

The Bridge at Sandy Ground

This is the bridge just down the road from our apartment. There is a similar bridge near Princess Juliana Airport on the Dutch side of the Simpson Bay Lagoon. So, if you time the bridge openings well, you can drive your boat right through the middle of the island, crossing from France to The Netherlands…

A Stroll Down “Rue de Sandy Ground”

The road that runs West from Marigot down the strip of land between the ocean and Simpson Bay Lagoon is called “Rue de Sandy Ground”. Sandy Ground itself is the name of the little township on the “far” side of the bridge that separates the lagoon from the ocean. This blog-entry will be a bit…

Marina Port La Royale

Marina Port La Royale is on Simpson Bay Lagoon, not on the ocean, and is right in the middle of Marigot town. It is surrounded on three sides by docks and patios with over a dozen French restaurants plus a wide variety of little boutiques. It is also home to “La Croissanterie”, where we have…

The Food Market

On Saturdays, the Marigot market expands into a food market, with very fresh meat and seafood on sale … but you must get there very early to find the best selection.