February 13, 2015

1458 ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA (Antigua) - Long Bay Beach

The shorelines of Antigua, the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda, are greatly indented, with beaches, lagoons, and natural harbours, rimmed by reefs and shoals. It is said to have 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. Probably that is an exaggeration, but anyway its economy is reliant upon tourism, and it promotes the island as a luxury Caribbean escape. One of its most popular beach is Long Bay Beach, located about 5 minutes from the village of Willikies at Long Bay on the east coast of the island. Its fine white sand, the crystal blue waters and the Barrier Reef situated just a few meters from the shore, make it a great place for snorkelling.

About the stamp
On the first postcard
The stamp, depicting the Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), was issued on 1995.

On the second postcard
The stamp depicts a mesquite (Prosopis chilensis) tree.

Sender 1: George
Sent from ??? (Antigua / Antigua and Barbuda), on 26.01.2015
Photo: Bob Reardon
Sender 2: Agata
Sent from ??? (Antigua / Antigua and Barbuda), on 12.01.2015
Photo: Bob Reardon

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