One of the first things we noticed when we first visited Anguilla was... no road signs. Everyone navigates by landmarks in Anguilla. "Take the main road until the first road after the second roundabout, go until the third church, and then take a right." Get the idea? Organized chaos.
But it was fun... once you got the hang of the island, you felt quite smart to get around. But...
Anguilla's tradition of rustic road signs/no road signs at all are becoming a thing of the past. While we were visiting the island about a year after our first visit, we noticed, with a little sadness, a whole crop of brand-spanking-new signs... every bit as North American as Kansas or Toronto's! However...
They are practical! You can tell where you're going far more easily. No more "Mimi Bay signs" on Anguilla.
They not only give you the direction and name, they even give you the distance. Welcome to the third millennium!
It will be much harder to get lost with these signs handy.
But, I do sort of miss the "good/bad old days!"
Oh well, you can't stand in the way of progress, not even in Anguilla. And first-time visitors will stop driving into the middle of ponds, I guess. So I guess it's all for the best.
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