Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Anguilla: March 8, 2008

Today we took the ferry from Marigot to Anguilla. It's usually a nice 45 minute ride but today the water was very choppy. We sat on the top deck and got absolutely soaked. It was so rough we couldn't risk going down the stairs into the main cabin. I was so happy to get on land again. I don't get seasick but I also don't like the feeling of possibly flying off the roof of a boat. Seems like the water is a lot less rough in the Summer.

We took a taxi over to Shoal Bay. They have a watersports guy there that will rent out chairs and snorkel equipment at a good price. Uncle Ernie's restaurant is also here. They have great grilled food and it is very casual. I got the grilled fish burger but everything there looked good. The food next door at the Madeiriman Beach Club is also good and is in a more elegant setting.

Shoal Bay is one of my favorite beaches in the Caribbean. Not crowded, has a couple of casual restaurants and beautiful white sand.

Shoal Bay East:

Shoal Bay usually has some good snorkeling but the waves were pretty rough. I think I will have to go back in the Spring or Summer....