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the heart of it all SANDY GROUND OCCUPIES A CENTRAL PLACE IN THE ISLAND’S PAST, AS WELL AS ITS PRESENT. by Andy W. Connor

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andy Ground is the Mecca of Anguilla. It is the heart of our nightlife and dining, home to our national sport (boat racing), and visiting mega yachts. Once, it was the centre of our trade in salt. Yet, in typical Anguilla style, Sandy Ground’s action does not compromise the peace and relaxation of the island. From the far Northern end to its Southern tip, you can see the bottom of the ocean while swimming. There are not many places in the world where that is possible. Before the mega yachts docked here, Sandy Ground was a busy

commercial freight port, through which we imported more than 90% of our goods. Just across from Sandy Ground is salt-rich Road Bay Pond, the largest enclosed body of water on the island. In the 70s, salt was our only industry; we supplied to most of the islands in the region, but mainly to Trinidad & Tobago. That industry collapsed in 1986, but the machinery that ran the salt operation back in the 70s enjoys a new life at the Pump House Bar & Restaurant. continued on page 68 issueeleven

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