|Barnes Bay, sparkling once again|
|Bonjour Cafe is surrounded by flowering plants|
|A goat on the road to Sandy Ground|
When I asked our granddaughter, who was housesitting for us while we were away, what she wanted us to bring back for her, she jokingly replied, "I don't know. Maybe some sand?" But I had the last laugh because I knew that Limin' carries a line of jewelry that incorporates actual sand from Anguilla and that I would be bringing a likkle something back to her. I also picked up some earrings and a matching necklace with sand from a mixture of Anguilla's beaches, including Meads.
DH and I enjoyed chatting with Renee and Ken, the owners, about our mutual love of Anguilla and our dogs. How is it that conversation *always* leads back to dogs? They have a very nice selection of beachy gift items, most of which are on the higher end of the spectrum, but they've curated their shop carefully to have something for shoppers in every price range. My eyes were drawn to the beautiful, brightly colored tunics, but all of the ones I liked best were $90 and up, which is more than I would pay for beachwear. To be fair, they were also having a sale on lots of items, with discounts of 20, 30, and even 60% off, and I spied some good bargains. They accept the Anguilla card, so we saved a little over $20 on our jewelry purchases.
|Renee fashions these fixtures out of thousands of coffee filters|
|A local schoolgirl crafts these pens|
|Shaded lunch table, feet in the sand|
I can hardly believe it, but I have not one shred of photographic evidence of our time together--I vaguely recall that lunch was pretty good but I've no idea what we ordered. And so we parted ways with the iluvdanny family, feeling sure that our paths would cross once more before the stay was over. (They did. Twice. That's just the kind of island that Anguilla is.)
Our lunch ran so late that we weren't particularly hungry for dinner that night, so we stayed in, observed a very subdued sunset, ate some cheese & crackers, and finished off a bottle of wine. Such is our wild lifestyle. Here are some random Anguilla photos to make up for it.
|Again, with different camera in a different light|
|Palm tree at The Place|
|Are you lookin' at me?|