Friday, December 9, 2016

The Valley

So I set out from Road Bay this morning to visit The Valley, which is Anguilla's center of town, 3 miles up the street. I was going to catch a taxi but the driver said to start walking and someone will pick you up.
True to his word, I got offered a ride but not all the way and I was apprehensive about walking on such narrow roads. I needed a good work out though so I was glad for the exercise.
There were some great market stalls on the side of the road with real tomatoes.
Broodie sold me a refreshing coconut drink.
And this was what I had come to see. Not exactly a vibrant center but serviceable.
There was a library there, where I read about the 50 year anniversary of Anguilla's Revolution and of the deep financial recession it is currently in.
And to top it all off, I had a fish burger on the strip, a street with a half dozen eateries.

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