Sunday, June 28, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
(Snapped on 6/25/15, in North Hill Village, Anguilla, BWI - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)
(Today ya' get a two-fer!)
(Today ya' get a two-fer!)
Walkin' the track today, from my hood, down to the beach at Katouche Bay...
…here's where I ended up. Not even so much as a single fresh footstep (other than my own) on this gorgeous stretch of sand…
I love Anguilla for more reasons than I care to bore you with right now, but I will mention this one - I can walk from my house down to this spot in about 15 minutes, literally any day of the year…and when I get there, I can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, veg…and never be cold, (nor too hot) and rarely ever be disturbed by another individual, and all the while I'm surrounded by such exemplary beauty in nature…which is crazy to me. I seriously doubt that many other people in this world are nearly this lucky…but believe me when I tell you, that I am extremely appreciative, each and every day - of just how lucky I know that I am…
#hellsyeah #lovemylife #lovemyisland
Posted by Big Ugly at 4:47 PM
(Snapped on 6/23/15, in North Hill Village, Anguilla, BWI - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)
After running errands early on Tuesday morning, I came back to my little shack, and tasked away until after dark. I don't know why the sudden desire to be so uncharacteristically domestic came over me, but I'm not askin' any questions! Cuz I thoroughly enjoyed being so damned productive - first working in my raised garden beds, and then moving furniture and artwork around, while intermittently doing load after load of laundry. I also made some nice prints of a few of my Anguilla photos - and then framed and hung them, and finally - I dusted off my sewing machine so that I could make beverage coasters, and some cute new throw pillows for my bed and my sofa. By the time my friend arrived later in the night, I must admit - the shack looked the best that it ever has, and I was so excited to be able to enjoy it with someone besides just myself :)
Needless to say though, I barely even thought about taking any pictures that day…so this ^ (I'm afraid) is all that you get…I just wish that I would've realized when I snapped it, that the sewing project in progress on the kitchen floor in the background, was visible in this pic….ah well.
#winslowmccaggpainting #ilovemylife #iheartyouanguilla #marthastewartforaday
Posted by Big Ugly at 2:49 PM
(Snapped on 6/22/15, in North Hill Village, Anguilla, BWI - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)
The other day, my artist neighbor brought me an easel to borrow so that I can start drawing again - I thought that it was terribly sweet of him, especially since I hadn't ever mentioned that I was without one here on the island :)
Two of the young man's cousins happened to be here hangin' out with me when he stopped by, and so I asked the younger of the two girls if I could photograph her eye so that I would have something to draw…and in the process I ended up inadvertently taking a selfie, and capturing miss thang's older cousin - right there in the little girl's iris.
Posted by Big Ugly at 1:59 PM
Posted by Big Ugly at 9:56 AM
(Snapped on 6/20/15, on the shipwreck, Pamead, in Road Bay at Sandy Ground, Anguilla, BWI - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)
I took my niece exploring with me, while she as here on island visiting - and she genuinely seemed to enjoy it! She truly is a gal after my own heart…
#oceanex #abandoned #everythingANDthekitchensink #funwithfamilymembers
Posted by Big Ugly at 9:49 AM
(Snapped on 6/16/15, in Little Bay, Anguilla, BWI - using a Go-Pro and Instagram filters)
My sister-in-law and niece were here visiting, last week - which was awesome, because it kept me on the go, and entertained doing things that I've slacked on doing lately…like snorkeling! But it's also a big part of why it's taken me so long to get caught up editing my most recent pics., and updating Little Pretties - I took too many derned pictures while I was out adventuring with the two of them!!!
Posted by Big Ugly at 9:22 AM
(Snapped on 6/15/15, where The Atlantic Ocean meets The Caribbean Sea, just off of Anguilla, BWI - using a Go-Pro and Instagram filters)
Sonic and Blue Bird going around the first stick in The Queen's Birthday Race, a week and a half ago. Satellite came from way behind soon after this point, to take and hold second place for most of the second half of the race…that is, until we made a bad tack which caused us to drop back so much that we ended up finishing sixth.
I have to say though, the boat sailed great, there was far less noise than usual among the crew, and Captain Carlo steered the boat better than I've ever seen him do before - so all in all, I was happy with how things went in this race!
Posted by Big Ugly at 9:12 AM
Monday, June 22, 2015
(Snapped on 6/14/15, in The Atlantic Ocean, on the western side of Anguilla, BWI - using a Go-Pro and Instagram filters)
The repairs to Satellite were completed in time for her to compete in the boat race, Sunday a week ago…and I'm ecstatic to announce that she did GREAT that day - not only because she came in second place (Sonic won this one), but also because she beat sister North Hill boat, Real Deal - this season's (so far) winningest boat! It was a real treat to have been able to take so many pictures with most all of the boats behind us for once :)
#anguilla #sailboatracing #nationalsport #satellite #northhillpeeps #lovemyboatandhercrew
Posted by Big Ugly at 4:56 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
(Snapped on 6/10/15, in North Hill Village, Anguilla, BWI - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)
Little Thing and her older cousins stopped by my shack for a visit, this afternoon…per their usual, her cousins teased her about something or another (her hair? I think?), and this is was the result.
Posted by Big Ugly at 6:24 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
(Snapped on 6/02/15, in North Hill Village, Anguilla, BWI - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)
I was not on my game this day (quite obviously). I was literally barely functioning as a human being, to be frank (just ask my friend Leslie how much and how hard I cried when she stopped by to check on me, and I then proceeded to startle her as I shared the details of this shitty thing that the biggest jerk on the island had the nerve to dare to say to me, earlier that day). GOD he sucks so bad.
I am better now though, thankfully. Because everyone I've run the "jerk's" theory by, has completely dismissed his mean-spiritedness, and ignorance, and has sincerely encouraged me to not give it a second thought. And so I'm not.
Posted by Big Ugly at 6:25 PM
(Snapped on 6/01/15, using a Go-Pro and Instagram filters)
This was to be my very first Anguilla Day "Around the Island" Race - and I cannot even tell you how silly with excitement I was bout it! Sadly though, Satellite's run was ridiculously abbreviated - due to a series of unfortunate events (caused primarily by UFO, and NOT NWO - despite the way that things may appear in this picture)…I was crushed that it ended the way that it did - like heartbroken (AGAIN!), especially since Satellite was sporting a borrowed jib (our own jib is dead, and the new one that was ordered and paid for in February, still has not yet arrived - go figure) - and she was truly moving through the sea better than she has, in any of the prior races this season. She would've done well that day, I honestly believe that to be so…but thanks to foul play, poor sportsmanship - whatever you want to call it - she was taken out early by a bully.
The guys have already started to put her back together again though, and they seem confident that she'll be back in the water, and all set to race again in July…and once Satallite finally makes her (next) grand debut - y'all other boats better watch out! Cuz this time my girl ain't gon' be playin'...
Posted by Big Ugly at 6:00 PM
(Snapped on 5/31/15, in Road Bay, Anguilla, BWI - using a Go-Pro and Instagram filters)
Kaluby in ACTION! This guy gives so much of his time, and does so damn much for Satellite, it's practically absurd…and he's not even from North Hill! We would be seriously crippled as a crew, without him - Love you madly, Man!
Posted by Big Ugly at 4:24 PM
Friday, June 5, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
(Snapped on 5/27/15, in Island Harbor, Anguilla, BWI - using a Go-Pro and Instagram filters)
I felt soooooooo lucky to have been able to volunteer to assist the folks from the Anguilla National Trust, and the Anguilla Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources - in untangling sea turtles from the big net, so that they could be brought up to the shore for tagging. It was a truly memorable, and unbelievably cool experience!!!
Posted by Big Ugly at 9:55 AM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Posted by Big Ugly at 7:39 AM