March 1, 2016

2340, 2341 UNITED KINGDOM (Anguilla) - The sandy island

2340 Anguilla (1)

Anguilla, a flat, low-lying island of coral and limestone in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, is a British overseas territory. It is directly north of Saint Martin, separated from that island by the Anguilla Channel. The soil is generally thin and poor, supporting scrub tropical and forest vegetation. The island is noted for its spectacular and ecologically important coral reefs and beaches. Apart from the main island, the territory includes a number of other smaller islands and cays.

2341 Anguilla (2)

With an eel shape, from where it has its name (the anglicised form of earlier Spanish anguila, or French anguille), Anguilla itself is only 26km long by 5km wide, but however it has 33 beaches, each one spectacular in its own way. In other words, It is everything you need from a Caribbean island: beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters, scenic bays, gentle breezes and palm trees. Moreover, a slow and laid-back atmosphere dominates the island, where locals and visitors both adopt a slower pace of life.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of the series Historical Architecture, issued on October 6, 2008.

Anguilla - Wikipedia

Sender 2340, 2341: Denise 
Sent from The Valley (Anguilla / United Kingdom), on 30.12.2015
Photo: Andre Exbrayat

No comments:

Post a Comment