Research! Or why we had to miss school. . . .
|December 1, 1998 - Site Map - Click to enlarge pictures|
We are very sorry that we missed two weeks of school last month, but
we were doing important scientific research in a
foreign country. Below you will find a web link to our
report, which is entitled "Sand Analysis of a Limestone-Based Island".
This research was carried out on a remote tropical island called
Anguilla. You have probably not heard of it, but please take
our word for it that the location was a major hardship:
hot weather, no malls,
no movie theaters, no boy friends!
We request extra credit for this arduous project.
D. and A.
Names Withheld By Request
Our Science Project
We are very sorry that we missed two weeks of school last month, but we were doing important scientific research in a foreign country. Below you will find a web link to our report, which is entitled "Sand Analysis of a Limestone-Based Island".
This research was carried out on a remote tropical island called Anguilla. You have probably not heard of it, but please take our word for it that the location was a major hardship: hot weather, no malls, no movie theaters, no boy friends! We request extra credit for this arduous project.
D. and A. Names Withheld By Request
The style of her work matches the style of her life. She has lived on Anguilla for 14 years. While traveling the world as a bohemian artist, she ended up in Anguilla, trying to catch a boat to Santo Domingo, but that boat never came. So she is still here...
As of December, 1998 her Lydia Semeria Art Studio is located in Sandy Ground, on the left, just before the road splits, but she is planning a move to the West End, so keep an eye out for her there. Telephone: 1-264-497-3318. PO Box 904. Works pictured here are Copyright 1998 Lydia Semaria.
Face reflexology is described as
Face reflexology incorporates techniques that simulate the
reflexes of the forehead, face and jaw, thereby improving
blood circulation and energy flow. The result? Regular
treatments tend of firm the muscles of the face
and jaw, providing a natural, non-surgical face lift.
In combination with body reflexology, which gently
decreases blockages, restores balances and
lowers stress levels, the overall benefits to the body
are immeasurable and hard to resist."
Margaret lives and practices in Anguilla.
During the high season she is kept busy running
around the island doing massage work at hotels and
villas, but she still finds time to make the rounds
of the island's health clinics, treating diabetics
and older people who have troubles with their feet.
She also has a clinic in The Forest.
If any of the other islands desire it, Margaret is
available in the off season to teach reflexology.
Directions: Starting in the airport parking lot, take the only exit. When you get out, continue straight around the east end of the airport runway. The road turns left at Omolulu School, then forks in about 1/4 mile. Take the left fork and watch on the left for Margaret's "foot" sign in about 1/2 mile. Call first for an appointment.
The Islander pictured here was a South African plane, and flown to Canada for refitting. The pilot replaced all the seats with extra gas tanks and reportedly made a solo 21 hour flight from Mozambique to Canada, without stopping along the way.
And their prices are reasonable: starting at $30 for
Anguilla to St Martin, and $450 for an all-day charter to St. Barths.
There is much more information on their web page:
Dec 5. Soroptomist Christmas Fair is Saturday afternoon, December 5th at the Governor's house in Old Ta. Read about last year's fair.
Dec 6. Meads Bay beach extravaganza
December 10: Art Gallery Crawl. Anguilla's artists and art dealers invite residents and visitors alike to their first "Art Gallery Crawl" on Thursday December 10 from 5-8p.m. One of the many events planned for Tourism Week l998, the Gallery Crawl will feature special events and all doors open wide.
Anguilla's newest gallery, Loblolly Gallery in the South Hill Plaza will celebrate its opening that evening. This is a joint venture of 5 women artists: Marjorie Morani, Lucia Butler, Susie Graff, Georgia Young and Claudia Post. Savannah Gallery will open an exhibition of Kate Spencer that night, featuring several new prints, including "Glimpses of Anguilla". Other studios and galleries participating include Devonish Gallery, Island Art Gallery, Cheddies Carving Studio, The Roadwell, and Lydia Semeria Art Studio.
Dec 12. A taste of Anguilla street fair
Dec 13. Second Tae Kwon Do Tournament, Landsome Bowl.
February 6, 1999. Theatre Arts Awards Banquet at the Anguilla Great House. 497-4358.
February 13, 1999. Sunshine Theatre Company production at Ruthwill Auditorium.
February 25, 1999. Sunshine Theatre Company presents "Do Lord Remember Me", story-theatre in song, dance and dialogue. Ruthwill Auditorium.
February 27, 1999. St. Gerard's West Indian Garden Party. Drinks, music, buffet dinner, and dancing under the stars. All on the Church Grounds across from the Tourism Dept in The Valley. Read about the last party.
July 8, 1999.
Sunshine Theatre Company presents "The Hand That Cradles the Rock"
at Ruthwill Auditorium.
My wife drools over the building as much as the food. The charming West Indian style house, converted into a restaurant, has had the benefit of years of collecting and refining the interior. Rauol and Mary Pat travel extensively every year in the low season, mostly to Asian destinations whre they collect recipes, china and artwork for the restaurant. Each dish on their menu is served on a unique, coordinated china plate from their collection.
Service charge of 10% is added, but you might want to add more.
Reservation are strongly recommended.
They have email at
or make your reservation by phone at 1-264-497-4290. Closed Monday.
Most of the items on the menu are new this year, but a few Thai dishes that are customer favorites remain. Below is their 1998 menu in US dollars.
Soups and Starters
CREME DE POIREAUX AU THE VERT|
Cream of Leek Soup Perfumed with Green Tea
SOUPE DE POISSON ET SA GARNITURE|
Caribbean Fish Soup served with its Accompaniments
SOUPE DE CONCOMBRE ET DE PATATE DOUCE , GLACEE AU PAMPLEMOUSSE
Chilled Cucumber, Sweet Potato and Grapefruit Soup
TARTE A ONION A ALSACIENNE GRATINEE AU CHEVRE|
Alsation Style Onion Tart Toasted with Goat Cheese
SALADE DE MAGRET DE CANARD FUME ET FRUITS FRAIS SUR FOND DE PATE
Salad of Fine Slices of French Duck Breast (smoken in our kitchen), and frresh fruits, served on a paper thin pastry
DARIOLE DE CHOU VERT A L'AUBERGINE ET AU POULET, SAUCE
Finely Chopped Chicken mixed with aubergine puree, wrapped in cabbage leaves and served hot with a sweet and sour sauce
SOUFFLE THAILANDAIS DE LANGOUSTE ET SA SALADE DE NOUILLES CROQUANTES AUX
Spicy Lobster "Thai Style Souffle" and a Crispy Noodle Salad with Chinese Mushrooms
ASSIETTE DE POISSONS FUMES PAR NOS SOINS|
A Selection of Finely Sliced Caribbean Fish (smoked in our kitchen), served with toasted bread and a ginger and horseradish cream cheese. (Our Speciality)
SALADE VARIEE ET CRUDITES AUX HERBES POTAGERES , VINAIGRETTE A HUILE
D OLIVE ET AU VINAIGRE BALSAMIQUE|
Salad of Garden Vegetables and Fresh Herbs Dressed with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Fresh Flowers, Oriental Charm
BLANC DE POULET FARCI AUX POIVRONS GRILLES , GRATIN DE MACARONI AU BLEU
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Grilled Sweet Peppers and Served with a Blue Cheese Macaroni Gratin
FILET DE VIVANEAU A LA SAUCE SICHUANAISE |
Anguillan Snapper Fillet served with a Szechuan Spice Sauce
QUEUE DE CRAYFISH SAUTES AUX AGRUMES, CONFIT DE LEGUMES AUX EPICES
Fresh Local Crayfish served out of the shell with a Citrus Sauce, accompanied by a vegetable Ragout seasoned with Thai herbs. Served with Jasmine rice
MEDAILLONS DE LANGOUSTE POELEE AUX OLIVES NOIRES ET AU THYME|
Lobster Medallions Grilled with Black Olives and Thyme, served with a sweet potato puree
TOM YAM PLA|
A Variety of Caribbean Fish Fillets Cooked and Served in a Spicy Thai Broth, accompanied by wild rice
CASSEROLE THAILANDAISE DE CRAYFISH AU BASILIC ET AU LAIT DE NOIX DE
Basil and Coconut Milk Thai Casserole with Fresh Local Crayfish served out of the shell, accompanied by steamed rice noodles (SPICY)
MAGRET DE CANARD POELE AUX DATES ET AU GINGEMBRE|
Pan Grilled French Duck Breast with Fresh Ginger and Dates served with a Corn Meal Cake seasoned with herbs
MEDAILLONS DE FILET DE BOEUF GRILLE , SAUCE BORDELAISE AUX TOMATES
Grilled Beef Tenderloin served with a bordelaise and sundried tomato sauce, accompanied by gratin potatoes
Directions to Hibernia
Hibernia's 1997 Menu
Microsoft Expedia report.
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|Today: 81F 27C 75% Humidity, Windy||December 1|
|Low temp since last news report||73F 22C|
|High temp since last news report||84F 28C|
|Low humidity since last news report||60%|
|Tropical storm web site||Link|
|Five-day weather forecast||Link|
Anguilla had an incredible rainstorm on Saturday and another day of overcast and rain. But, to be fair, we also have 5 perfect days as well!
Woodbine Pre-School held its Christmas fund-raising take-away BBQ lunch last Friday. The chicken was delicious and the children were wonderful. They are located in The Valley, up Coronation Blvd toward Koal Keel Restaurant.
News Flash: Cap Juluca Beach Rebuilt.
Since Hurricane Georges caused some erosion
at the western end of Maundays Bay, Cap Juluca Resort on
has been busy rebuilding the beach.
They wish everyone to know that the project is completed,
the beach is fully restored and Maundays Bay looks fabulous.
To see some pictures taken December 1st, 1998, go to
this web page:
Telephone White Pages. Cable and Wireless has created a web site with the Telephone White Pages for the Caribbean, but the directory for Anguilla does not appear to be loaded as of Nov 30.
Anguilla in Italian. Gaetano Di Palo ("Nino") who was here for the summer as a volunteer at the computer club, has started translating the News.ai into Italian. Here is the November 15th issue, in Italian!
Sombrero Island and Rockets. The BBC has an article on their web site about the proposal by Beal Aerospace to use Sombrero Island to launch rockets. Sombrero is a part of Anguilla, but is 35 miles away.
The Light. Here are more local stories from recent issues of The Light:
The Straw Hat Restaurant is opening soon. They are located on a pier over the water in Forest Bay and suffered damage during Hurricane Georges. Call the Straw Hat at 1-264-497-8300 to check which day they open. It could be as soon as December 2nd.
Update on Trattoria Tromonta: Alan Piazzi back again this year. Alan makes a special rum punch at bar of his waterfront restaurant, and serves a special Grappa to complement the Northern Italian cuisine. The grappa is smoothed out for even the most delicate taste.
Dinner "Ferry" to St Martin:
Mimi Gratton of the Hotel and Tourism Association reports
The service is offered by Eric Drai, who is based in St. Martin.
Tel: 011-590-271843. Fax:
011-590-878183. The dinner/shopping excursion
is available on Thursday night only - departs Blowing Point in Anguilla at
7:00pm and docks at Marina Royale in St. Martin. The return is at 11:00pm
from Marina Royale into Blowing Point. The cost is US$90.00 per person - a
minimum of 5 persons is needed. Reservations are required - and are
accepted unitl 12:00 noon every Thursday. Passengers must have all their
travel documents. If you are staying at any of the following hotels you can
make your reservations at the front desk: la Sirena, Cocoloba, Malliouhana,
Frangipnai, Cap Juluca and Sonesta.
There is a new boat service that offers a late night ferry between Anguilla
and St. Martin however it is quite pricey because it is done on a charter
The service is offered by Eric Drai, who is based in St. Martin. Tel: 011-590-271843. Fax: 011-590-878183. The dinner/shopping excursion is available on Thursday night only - departs Blowing Point in Anguilla at 7:00pm and docks at Marina Royale in St. Martin. The return is at 11:00pm from Marina Royale into Blowing Point. The cost is US$90.00 per person - a minimum of 5 persons is needed. Reservations are required - and are accepted unitl 12:00 noon every Thursday. Passengers must have all their travel documents. If you are staying at any of the following hotels you can make your reservations at the front desk: la Sirena, Cocoloba, Malliouhana, Frangipnai, Cap Juluca and Sonesta.
Update on Circle Inn: Open for lunch every day, dinner on weekends. This is a local place, on a hill above The Valley, in a residential neighborhood. Tasty, great prices, friendly company. Nice view.
If you need flower arrangements for your holiday villa, business, wedding, party, or other special event, you can reach her at 1-264-497-4617. Fax: 1-264-497-6713. There are more pictures on her web page: web.ai/flowers
|Comfort:||80F day and night. Casual dress. No ties. No swimsuits in town. Airco not needed.|
|Perils:||Use sunscreen at the beach. Do not touch coral. Guard against mosquitos.|
|Money:||Bring US cash and travellers checks, plus your credit cards. No ATM machines.|
|Phonet/Net::||Reliable but expensive. Consider Internet-by-the-minute.|
|Driving:||Stay to the left. Don't worry about horn beeps. Bring your license.|
|Manners:||Say "good morning" before stating your business. Wave to strangers.|
|More Tips:||Power. Pets. Gratuities. Ferries. Marriage. ...|
|Stories from the previous and earlier issues.|
|Hidden Delight: Dropsey Bay||Art Festival Stamps|
|Allamanda Beach Club||Where to Snorkel|
|Road Well Cafe and Artworks||Fishing with Junior|
Our villa on Shoal Bay: Bellamare.
And ten minutes away, our villa in St Barths.