I haven’t written one of these posts since before the hurricanes but the reaction to this image of Loblolly Bay on the island of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands was so popular that I thought it would be a great one to reintroduce the series. Plus, the fact that it was taken from Big Bamboo, a popular beach bar on the island, certainly didn’t hurt.
Anegada was devastated by Hurricane Irma, taking the full brunt of its eye, but it’s only a matter of time before the island restores itself to its natural beauty. As these bittersweet posts often do nowadays, they are at once a reminder of the past and a harbinger for the island and its resilient people.
To download the high resolution version of the image above, head on over to the Wallpapers page and be sure to check out the Facebook page for our “Beach pics of the day” posts. Vote for your favorite by “liking” the photo and each week, we’ll post the winning image and a high resolution image of it for your viewing and downloading pleasure … but it will only be available for one week.
Image is part of the public domain and is free for use with no attribution required. However, if you’d like to attribute us for featuring it, we certainly wouldn’t be bitter about it. We might even be a little giddy.
About Big Bamboo
“Aubrey and Diane Levons have a vision to create a resort that offers peace of mind and tranquility on the beautiful North Shores of Anegada. The addition of four beachside cottages this year at their Loblolly Bay location is a significant milestone in realizing this dream. The restaurant, beachbar and diveshop have long been favorites for visitors to Anegada and it is hoped that The Big Bamboo Cottages will add a welcome dimension to the escapism and serenity Loblolly Bay provides.
Another great attraction of Anegada is the Horse Shoe Reef. The Horse Shoe Reef is the fourth largest barrier reef in the world and has been known to have many ship wrecks which at present serve as diving attractions. The reef makes navigation to Anegada difficult. While charter boats freely sail among most of the other Virgin Islands, charter companies often forbid clients to sail to Anegada until they are familiar or have a captain onboard who can offer expert navigational expertise. Please note, in order to protect the reef, the relevant Government authorities restricts persons from anchoring on the reef.”