Why Anguilla is Nicknamed “Rainbow City”

When it rains in Anguilla, most of the time the showers last less than ten minutes and then the clouds roll away quickly to make way for the sun to shine again.  As you might imagine, that kind of weather pattern provides prime conditions for the formation of rainbows.  During my last trip to Anguilla, I saw at least five different rainbows within ten days and I saw for myself why the island is nicknamed “Rainbow City”.

Below, I’ve included three of my favorite rainbow photos from my recent visit, including my absolute favorite – the one that I saw over Meads Bay.  These rainbows don’t tend to last very long, so I consider myself lucky to have caught them on [digital] “film”.  (Click any photo to enlarge.)

Rainbow over Blowing Point, Anguilla

Rainbow over Blowing Point, Anguilla

Rainbow over Meads Bay, Anguilla

Rainbow over Meads Bay, Anguilla

Rainbow over Blowing Point, Anguilla

Rainbow over Blowing Point, Anguilla

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    • Hi Bea,

      Well, it seems like I’m dealing with some seasoned Anguilla veterans here! You’re right, that last one was taken from the Ferryboat Inn – from unit #4, to be exact. (I was standing on a balcony chair while leaning over and balancing precariously with one foot on the railing… but I got the shot, and that’s what’s important, right? :)) Is #4 “your” unit?

      Thanks for visiting and thanks for the compliment! Always nice to hear from other AXA fans!

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