June 2010 Anguilla Trip: Days 9 & 10

I spent the morning of my last full day in Anguilla half-heartedly throwing things into my suitcase and cleaning up around the house. My intent was to take care of all of the depressing tasks so that I could spend every last second I had left on island enjoying myself. When I finished, I decided …

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June 2010 Anguilla Trip: Day 8

I woke up on my 8th morning in Anguilla to a phone call from a good friend. Two days before, he and I had made plans to go to Scrub Island on this day, but because I hadn’t heard from him since then I wasn’t even sure the trip was still happening. But, bright and …

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June 2010 Anguilla Trip: Days 6 and 7

Day 6 I let myself sleep in a bit on the 6th morning of my Anguilla trip, and I woke with the same twinge of sadness that I always get when I realize that I’ve passed the midpoint of my visit. From that point on in any given trip, I often find myself wishing for …

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June 2010 Anguilla Trip: Days 4 and 5

On my fourth morning in Anguilla, I was feeling downright slothful -  juuuuust the sort of feeling I aim for when I come to this island. I really had zero inclination to do anything or go anywhere which, as it turns out, was just as well because somewhere around mid-morning, it started pouring down rain …

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June 2010 Anguilla Trip: Day 3

After a good night of sleep, I woke up bright and early again, but this time I made no rush to get going as I had done the day before.  When I’m home, I rarely get a chance to sit around and do absolutely nothing. Instead, I’m constantly on the go, zipping around and trying …

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June 2010 Anguilla Trip: Day 2

Despite having been awake for around 14 hours the day before, I somehow managed to wake up before 6am on my second day in Anguilla. The bright sun was what woke me up at first, but then the excitement of being back on-island had me practically leaping out of bed. Yes, I was definitely looking …

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June 2010 Anguilla Trip: Day 1

Arriving in St. Maarten Whenever I land at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten (SXM), it’s usually after a night of maybe 3 hours of sleep followed by ~7 hours of traveling.  Despite being completely exhausted and likely a little frustrated at not being able to sleep on the plane, I am always completely …

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