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BEERMAN
Link to this postPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Note Day dreaming.....

Our one and only visit to Anegada was last summer. We were unable to rent a vehicle so we had a taxi drop us off at Cow Wreck...and there we stayed, Perfect! Planning our return in July and want to tour the rest of the island. If you had only one full day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a truck how would you spend it? is the Settlement an area to visit? off the beaten path historic sites? cheers

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BEERMAN
Link to this postPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:19 pm    

Cricket....cricket...... doh
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kentth
Link to this postPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:30 pm    

We normally rent a truck and drive the island, normally the cost is less then getting a taxi. There is a bakery in the Settlement. I like to snorkel at Lobolly, have had lunch there a couple of times. Of course we normally end up at CWB, great bar, great beach. Have not had the opportunity to snorkel the reef there yet. Dinner is usually at one of the numerous places by the mooring field.

Kent
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Norman
Link to this postPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:21 am    

Start at Flash of Beauty for the morning...head over to CW after that. I can skip Loblolly now unless we have newbies. late afternoon bar crawl then dinner at Potters. Repeat as needed.
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BEERMAN
Link to this postPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:31 am    

Thanks Kent! Cow Wreck and Loblolly are on the list for sure. The Settlement bakery will now be added. If I get skunked fishing on the way over is there an option to buy fresh mahi/tuna anywhere? Also what local options do we have to buy provisions such as beer/ice/soda?
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:56 am    

Breakfast at Neptune's. I think they start serving breakfast at 8AM.

Cow Wreck Beach in the morning. The place is the most beautiful in the morning light (sun in the east).

After Cow Wreck, stay on the north side sand road and head east. Stop and have a drink at the Anegada Beach Club. It is a must-see place, as it is new and different from most of the rest of the island restaurants and bars.

After ABC, continue east. If you feel adventurous, stop at Windlass Bight. The nurse sharks mate there in June and July. The main action is in June, but there are usually a few still getting it on in July. There is a small area that is the "hot zone". As you go east from ABC on the sand road, you will pass a round house on the right (about a mile after ABC), then a big pond on the right. About a mile farther, there will be some fencing on the right, then some green fencing on the left. Right at the end of that green fencing is a small road off to the left that goes to the beach at Windlass. (2.1 miles past ABC) Park there. The sharks are from right at the place where you parked to about 50 yards to the east, where there is an old tree trunk washed up on the beach.


After there, continue east until the sand road ends at the concrete road. Turn left (north) and go to Loblolly Bay. Visit both Big Bamboo and Flash of Beauty.

Leaving Loblolly Bay, take the new concrete road into the village. The new concrete road goes south from the east-west concrete road that connects Loblolly West (Big Bamboo) with Loblolly Eact (Flash of Beauty).

In the village, visit the old fisherman's marina. You will see tons of conch shells from there. To get there, continue straight ahead on the concrete road from Loblolly where it intersects the main south road (there is a stop sign there).

Then check out Dotsy's Bakery. It is south of the main road - take the concrete road that veers off to the left, about 50 yards west of the intersection of the road from Loblolly/marina and the main road.

After Dotsy's, head west. You might stop by the iguana headstart facility and see some iguanas. It is next to the police and fire station on the right as you are leaving the village. The iguana facility is fenced, and the gate may be locked. If it is, you can still walk around the outside fence and see a few iguanas in the cages.

At the moment, the Anegada flamingos are in the pond that is north of the road as you pass over the creek. The creek passes under the concrete road on the south side of the island about a mile to the east of Setting Point. There is a bridge over the creek. Stop on top of the bridge and look straight out to the right (north). The flock has been staying on the far edge of that pond. If they are there, they will be visible - they are bright pink.

Lunch choices are Cow Wreck, ABC, Big Bamboo, and Flash of Beauty. We like all of them. My current favorite dish is the fried conch at Flash of Beauty. It is incredibly good: sliced thin - almost as thin as potato chips - and delicious.

Happy hour at the outside bar at Neptune's Treasure.

Dinner choices: Neptune's, Anegada Reef Hotel, or Potter's By The Sea. They are all good. We mostly go to Potter's.

There is a bakery at Neptune's also, operated by Pam Soares. It is extremely good. Pam makes killer cinnamon rolls every morning, as well as superb breads.


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BEERMAN
Link to this postPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:27 pm    

Wow great video, like to see that in person! Im on my phone so cant wait to get home to watch on big screen. You described a perfect day for our crew, adding all to my notes, thanks!!
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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:37 pm    

We usually have breakfast on the boat.
Then we go to Loblolly for snorkeling and lunch at the Big Bamboo.
Then a quick stop by Windlass Bight to see if the sharks are having sex.
Then off to Cow Wreck to wile away the afternoon and perhaps try to talk Walker out of a Presidente.
Then a quick stop at Pomato Point to drink the remaining beers in the cooler.

Then back to the boat for a buff and fluff.

Lastly, a lobster dinner at Neptunes.

Whew! Makes for a long day!
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mtbradley
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:48 am    

Walker - is there a best time of day to see the nurse sharks?

We normally only spend a half day on Anegada - starting at Flash of Beauty and then finishing at CWB. But I like your idea of going the opposite direction. We're spending a day and a half this time, as well, so we'll have more time than usual. I'm interested in seeing the new Beach Club, too.

Thanks for the info!
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JasonHelmbrecht
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:21 am    

Early morning is the best time for the Shark Porn. Shortly after sunrise.
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:55 pm    

Yep - early morning. The sharks get lazy after about 10AM.
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mtbradley
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:17 pm    

Thanks guys!
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JasonHelmbrecht
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:00 pm    

Not lazy, Walker. Just exhausted!!
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Twanger
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:54 pm    

Will the shark "boom chicka bow-wow" still be going on in mid-July?
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:09 pm    

It usually lasts until mid-July.
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