The sun was setting over the horizon when I took my first step off the plane and onto the island in Anguilla. The whizzing of the small plane’s engines drowned out the chorus of frogs and crickets chirping in the distance.
I looked about me and took in the blood-red sky.
It had been sad to leave Antigua earlier that day. I had only spent a mere 24 hours on the island and that had been nowhere near long enough to see what it had to offer. Well, I can always return in future.
We had just landed at ‘Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport’, the only airport on the small Caribbean island of Anguilla which was located just outside the island’s capital city known as ‘The Valley’.
Anguilla is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands and is totally flat. It’s a very small island, measuring only 16 miles in length by 3 miles in height. The island is composed of coral and limestone and it’s home to approximately 17,400 residents.