This is the post I least like to write every year.
The day before yesterday the small brown dog and I returned to the old country
via the Link Ferry, Air France's silver 340 bird, the TGV, the Eurostar and
Virgin Rail. The weather in Anguilla, when I left, was gorgeous, 82, 83 ish F in
the day time, the ocean about 78F and nightime temps about 74F, not full scale
rain but the odd shower arriving to keep the cistern and the pool topped
up, when we arrived in Paris it was about 55F with a freezing cold wind,
London was a bit better, same temp but without the windchill factor. There is
still snow up here in the Lake District lying in the gullies and behind the
walls, they say it is waiting for more to come - I hope not. We are mid April
and there are still snowdrops and my daffodils are only half way up their
stalks, the lambs are not gambling but lying huddled up next to each other
trying to stay warm, I had hoped I would bring some Caribbean sunshine and
warmth back with me and today it has been a bit better, but wether that is
because I had 12 hours sleep last night after no sleep but 3 movies the night
before and was less tired I don't know.
My last few days in Anguilla were fabulous and
hectic at the same time, on Sunday I had one of the best dives this year with
Dougie and then some great music and dancing at Gwen's, I have had a great 6
months in Anguilla (it has been a lean year but I think that is the
same everywhere) I have seen lots of old friends and met some new and I close
this post with a comment from an old friend from Minnesota who spends 3 months
year in Anguilla "I hate to leave, I have many more friends in Anguilla than I
have in Minnesota." I think that is very true of all of us who travel long
distances to be warm, well and happy.
Have a great night everyone and hopefully a safe
and trouble free hurricane season.
Little Bay Barn
PS a few pics of the springtime I left in Anguilla
and what greated me back here.
PPS I took all these pics with my Blackberry which
seems to have a pretty good camara, surprisingly!