Little Harbour is on the south coast of Anguilla, facing St. Martin, between Blowing Point and Corito Bay. . . .
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Little Harbour is the most protected bay in Anguilla, but very shallow.
We sailed our Laser sailboat here when
we didn't know what we were doing and needed to practice
tipping it over and righting it.
The bottom is more like a lake bottom than the bright white sand
of most bays.
of Cinnamon Reef
describes it this way
At Little Harbour, which is
almost reef bound with only narrow and ill defined
channels of entry, the smugglers set up cleverly placed small
fires in John Guy's cave. These fires, which were visible
at sea but invisible from land and therefore from the revenue
officers, marked the channel through the reef. They
were placed in such a way that a smuggler at sea would
tack up or down the coast until the fires ashore lined up one
behind the other. When this happened, it meant that the
channel was dead ahead and he could safely enter.
Yes, you can swim in Little
Harbour 12 months of the year. The other beaches are more spectacular,
but I enjoy it here for the privacy - with no day trippers, no yelling, and
no plastic cups thrown around. And for the safety - no waves, no undertow,
no pulling currents and with the reef we have, if you are new at
sailing or windsufing, you don't have to worry about drifting
off to Yugoslavia - you're staying right here !!!!
Little Harbour used to be a favorite with smugglers in the old days,
according to the book
At Little Harbour, which is almost reef bound with only narrow and ill defined channels of entry, the smugglers set up cleverly placed small fires in John Guy's cave. These fires, which were visible at sea but invisible from land and therefore from the revenue officers, marked the channel through the reef. They were placed in such a way that a smuggler at sea would tack up or down the coast until the fires ashore lined up one behind the other. When this happened, it meant that the channel was dead ahead and he could safely enter.
Directions: There are two traffic lights on the main road between the Valley and South Hill. At the George Hill Landing light by the Cable TV office, there is a clearly marked street sign for Little Harbour Road. You can't miss it. It's the only street sign on the main road. However, don't take it. It does not go to Little Harbour!
Instead, follow the signs to Cinammon Reef/Palm Court Restaurant at the other light nearer the Valley. The road splits in 1/4 mile and you turn right. Follow this road, which was recently upgraded, straight toward the water. Just before Cinnamon Reef there is a turn to the left which you take. It goes to a small parking area with beach access. There is a private house on the left and Cinammon Reef resort on the right.
Problems Emailing to Anguilla? Then
Email addresses in Anguilla used to be
email@example.com, but were switched to
firstname.lastname@example.org last year. Recently
the mail processor on "zemu" was turned off to stop it being
used by spammers.
If your email to Anguilla is bouncing,
just change the part of the address after the
anguillanet.com and try again.
"Boysie" Given Best Funeral in Recent Times, as reported in Anguilla's local newspaper The Light. 28-year old Dale Rogers, aka Boysie, was a backhoe and heavy equipment operator from Shoal Bay village and very well liked. Boysie died Friday, June 5, following an incident while offloading poles in Corito. The tragic accident immediately sent shock waves throughtout the close-knit Anguillian community. Heavy equipment operators from throughout the island lined up their trucks and other heavy equipment along St. Mary's Road last Saturday as a mark of respect and the sound of air horns echoed through the strees of the Valley as the casket was borne from the church to its final resting place in the church's cemetary.
New Charter Boat Service. Late night water taxi service to St. Martin and regular Thursday night excursions leaving 7PM Cove Bay pier to Marigot's Marina Royale and returning at 11pm. Contact Eric Drai at 1-264-497-235-6088 or 590-271843 in St Martin.
Anguilla Dominates Athletics Match, according to a story in the June 24 St. Maarten Daily Herald: They were invited to tag along on the coat tails of the St. Maarten delegation that was to compete in the Dutch Caribbean Open Athletics Championship. But as it turned out, Anguilla's talented athletes quick took over to dominate the event, walking away with an impressive 6 gold and two silver medals... . The Anguilla team included Desiree Cocks, Timothy Brooks and Kirthly Richardson, all attending college in Missouri, and Shyrone Hughes.
Mitchelle Lake and Shawn Romney are two Anguillian students on tennis
scholarships at Gardner-Webb
University in Boiling Springs, North
Carolina. They are both keen to promote the game on the island and are
devoting a considerable amount of their vacation time to pass on their
skills to Anguillian children.
According to Mitchelle: "I am excited about this year's camp. The tremendous support shown by both local and international businesses towards the program depicts promise for the future of tennis on Anguilla". (First picture.)
Shawn also expressed his enthusiasm: "This year's tennis camp is a great opportunity to choose the future candidates to represent Anguilla in local, regional and internationl tennis tournaments". (Second picture.)
Assisting at the tennis camp will be Damien Hughes (Tournament
Director), Twana Edwards, Corey Bowlin (Tennis Director at Malliouhana
Hotel), Elizabeth Gibson (Tennis Director at Cap Juluca Hotel). In
addition, four tennis players from Gardner-Webb University will be
coming to Anguilla from July 19th - 26th. They will be participating in
the tennis clinics and exhibition.
Be sure to support the tennis camp this year and visit the public tennis
courts in The Valley during the month of July. Anyone who would
like to help can phone Mitch at 1-264-497-3234 or email
Guest article by Tara Carter
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Summer Thunderstorms send lightning strikes that can threaten your electronic equipment. Most people know to have a Surge Supressor for their computer's power, but they don't realize that you need one for the telephone line as well. If lightning hits a telephone line, it surges into your house and right into your computer's modem card. Tania at weddings.ai had her modem blown out for the second time. Tania got a telephone "surge suppressor" from the phone company that plugs into the power outlet, thus connecting you to the power ground. You plug the telephone line into the input jack, then connect a new phone line from the output jack to your new modem (or fax machine!).
Mildred, a long-suffering, frustrated wife (Chantal Lewis, right in first picture),
plans a second honeymoon in Guadeloupe
with her blundering fool husband George (Joash Proctor, far left in first picture).
Then her high falutin', frigid sister Ethel (Noreen Gumbs, center in second
picture) appears at
the door having left her philandering husband Humphrey (Elson Gaskin, center
in first picture) who is having an affair with his
secretary Jennifer (Farrah Banks, right in second picture,
winner of the Theatre Arts Award
The sisters decide to go on the trip together and leave
the husbands behind.
Jennifer won't go out with Humphrey because her roommate Shirley is suicidal (Nicole Simpson), so Humphrey blackmails George into double-dating. But a baggage handler's strike in Guadeloupe causes the lady's flight to be cancelled and things really get complicated!
Ruthwill Auditorium is in the Valley, next to St Mary's Anglican Church. The Sunshine Theatre Company is known for the high quality of its amateur theatricals, and for starting on time. The official start time was 8:05 and Director Felix Fleming dimmed the lights at 8:12.
July 2. Caribbean Bonfire Pottery. Professor Patricia Fay is giving a multi-media presentation on Caribbean Bonfire Pottery at the Teachers' Resource Centre Auditorium (upstairs in the Library) on Thursday 2nd July 1998 at 7.30 p.m. The evening will include a lecture, slide presentation and display of clay pots from Nevis and St.Lucia.
July 4. Rotary Handover Dinner at Koal Keel. Contact any Rotarian or call 497-3575 for tickets.
July 4. Children's Fun Day in the Valley.
July 6. Computer Boot Camp starts, Monday through Friday. Children (9-noon) and adults (5-7pm) at the Computer Club.
July 6. Tennis Camp starts at Ronald Webster Park.
July 20-25. Tennis clinics and nightly exhibition play at Malliouhana and other hotels.
July 27-29. Anne of Green Gables presented by the High School Drama Club at Ruthwill Auditorium. Telephone Eleanor Stacey 497-8981 for more information or to help out.
Gone fishin' Info. During the summer months hotels and restaurants sometimes close for vacation and maintenance. Here are some closing and opening dates for restaurants. Most local eateries such as Smitty's and Rafes never close. And since Cap Juluca stays open all summer, there is always at least one gourmet restaurant to eat at!
Arista Foods South Hill. Aug 15 to mid-Nov.
Barrel Stay. Aug 15-Oct 15.
Blanchard's. Aug 1-Sep 30.
Casablanca (Sonesta). Aug 30-Oct 7.
CoveCastles. Aug 30-Oct14.
Ferryboat Inn Restaurant. Closed 2 weeks in September.
Gorgeous Scilly Cay. Sep 1-Oct 31.
Hibernia. July 15-Sep 15.
Koal Keel Restaurant. Sep 1-Oct 31.
Leducs. Reopening Nov.
Luciano's. Aug 31-Nov.
Mangos Restaurant. Aug 1 to mid Oct.
Old House. Sep 2-Oct 2.
Oliver's Restaurant. Aug 17-Oct 4.
Overlook. June 6 to mid Oct.
Palm Court at Cinnamon Reef. Sep 1-Oct 31.
Pump House. Aug 29-Sep 21.
Restaurant Frangipani. Aug 31-Oct 29.
Restaurant ICI. Aug 31-Oct 7.
Restaurant at Malliouhana. Aug 31-Oct 31.
Serenity. Sep 2-Oct 2.
Straw Hat. Aug 16-Nov 1.
Trattoria Tramonto. Aug 1-Oct 31.
Zaras. Closed for the summer.
Carnival: July 31 to August 10.
Reporte especial del carnaval 1997: 12 días de músicas, Regetas,
excursiones a la playa, Fuegos Artificiales,
bailes en las calles, Conciertos, concursos, Paradas,
juegos infantiles y
artes gráficos. Ahora todo el mundo necesita un buen descanso.
Carnaval es el único momento que en
Anguilla (Español) casi
no se trabaja.
Comiensa el jueves por la noche con una ceremonia de apertura
y Fuegos Artificiales,y en 1997 un grupo maravilloso de bailarines de calles
vinieron desde philadelphia.
Termino la semana despues con la Ultima Vuelta de carrozas'.
La semana de carnaval en Anguilla tiene tantas actividades que sólo un hombre de hierro o alguien de veinte años puede participar en todos. Este reporte solamente muestra el sabor de la semana de carnaval.
Hay tres tipos de eventos durantes la semana del carnaval:
.... Más (Español)
Personal Home Page. Young
Miguel Connor who supervises the web sites in Anguilla
of Public Data and who created the
web site, has a personal home page.
ProRealty has a couple of interesting new pages: a list of recent real estate transactions, and an article on The High Value of Low Impact-Villa Tourism & Real Estate.
A (Very) Rough Guide to Anguilla on the Beachbum site.
Curiosity Shop has moved their web page.
Hansa.Net Makes the Financial Post. This June 20th article from Canada's Financial Post newspaper highlights Lynwood Bell's efforts to bring Internet commerce to Anguilla and other Caribbean islands.
New Email Addresses:
Red Dragon Disco:
Gifts and Liquors Unlimited:
The menu is simple, the portions are large, the food is well prepared, and the prices are right.
Here is part of a review of the Pumphouse
by first-time visitor
The Pumphouse was my very first, I swear, in
my lifetime, experience of actually sitting at a bar, you know, the
long wooden thing. I had never done that! This place makes it easy,
too easy and I could see myself propped up there day after day,
just watching Donna languidly swirl around mixing drinks. (I love to
watch anyone good at their job, it's like a ballet)...
|Pumphouse May 1998 Menu|
|Grilled Marinated Rib Eye Steak with Fries $18|
|Classic Caesar Salad $8|
|Caribbean Jerk Chicken Caesar $10|
|Pumphouse Pizza $8. Choice of toppings $0.50 each.|
|Big Beef burger with fries. $8|
Honey Mustard Chicken Nuggets. $6
|Fresh Grilled Tuna on Caesar Salad $16|
|Classic French Onion Soup $5|
|Grilled Mahi Mahi Sandwich with Aidi fries. $11|
|15% service charge is added on.|
The building itself is the old pump house that was part of the salt industry that used to thrive in Anguilla, and the pumps are still there.
The Pumphouse has music several nights a week. Read our guest article on night life at The Pumphouse.
Directions: from the roundabout near Vista Market,
take the new road down into Sandy Ground. Follow the road
around the edge of the salt pond and you will find
the Pumphouse on the right at the end of the
village road. Telephone 1-264-497-5154.
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