Day Six, Finally Chilling Out
We found Ellen asleep on her lounge chair, right where she said she would be in front of Nathan's Cove. After talking on the board for years, I was so happy to finally meet her and her DH. She patiently listened to my Cuisinart rant and isn't it always nice to just meet someone and then rant and rave? But it was as if we had known each other for years and through the board I suppose we have. Thanks for listening, Ellen. I'm not always like that, really, I'm not.
Carimar it looked pretty quiet on the Malliouhana end.
Straw Hat as always was excellent for lunch. Their bacon avocado chicken wrap is a go back and get it again item for me, and their shrimp small plate in a tomato base was a delight. Not into french fries usually, I devoured every last little thin crispy one here. The place was hopping.
Walking down to Viceroy, I was amazed at the size of their beach set up. From the web cam you are only seeing about a third of their chairs. We were stunned to see that they had replaced their brand new palm tree pool with another new infinity pool down on the beach level. The beach attendant told us that they also added a rock climbing wall and a large kids fountain in their kid's section as part of their new renovations. Very crowded down on this end of the beach and Viceroy looks like the happening place on this day.
The rest of the day was spent trying hard not to leave our lounge chairs on Maundays. Their little tea setup at 4:00 PM usually gets me up as I love the scones and cookies. The sorbets this year were a little overly sweet for our taste and when mentioned to our beach attendant, we hear, "Yes, I know, everybody says that and we tell them, but this is what we get back from the kitchen."
Sand Bar on Sandy Ground is our new very favorite place to eat. Love their grilled vegetable and Lemongrass chicken. I would love to see them add tapas type desserts to their menu. Sometimes they have dessert, sometimes not. You can eat here feet in the sand with their tables right on the beach or as we did right on the edge of the deck and it is oh so romantic. Since it opened we have never missed this very special place. Service is always swift and excellent here and we usually save it until the end of the week when we begin to tire of the of all the fine dining.
Back at Cap Juluca we could hear Boss's music drifting down the beach as we waited to catch Bankie Banks at the Dune Preserve. There is a $20 cover charge per person and while the show is supposed to start at 9:45PM, Bankie didn't start singing on this night until close to 11:00 PM. About 10 people, it was a personal, intimate experience and Bankie's voice is amazing. Next trip hope to catch him at the Pumphouse with his son Omari.
Once again we are happy, feeling good, and back an Anguilla state of mind.