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a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493

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The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke.
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Most of Alfonse's geographical facts of the Caribbean are taken from Martin Fernandez de Enciso's Summa de geografia, first published in 1519, but Alfonse augmented Enciso's account of Anegada with an explanation of the name: "La Negee is so-called because it is land as low as the surface of the sea, all surrounded by banks and hazards.
gigas (approximately 500 individuals) was brought from Coquimbo (Chile) and was introduced to the southern part of Anegada Bay (39[degrees]50'S-40[degrees]40'S and 61[degrees]59'W-62[degrees]28'W, North Patagonia, Fig.
A key development in the rise of the stud's profile was Longton's acquisition of stock from the estate of Lady Sefton (who had boarded them there), including the sisters Anegada and Fiesta Fun, daughters of Antigua, the last surviving mare by Hyperion.
Offshore Sailing's British Virgin Islands course, for example, might include anchorage at Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Norman Island.
Visitors will discover that the properties are filled with enchanting folklore as they island-hop between Anegada, Little Thatch, Round Rock, Fallen Jerusalem, and Peter Island, all once the domain of Dutch settlers and ruthless pirates.
Police fear Darren may have been washed out to sea while trying to paddle back to the family's 38ft catamaran near the paradise isle of Anegada.
Location: Comprised of 36 islands in the Caribbean (16 of which are inhabited); about 80 kilometres, 960 miles) east of Puerto Rico, north of the Leeward Islands, and adjacent to the US Virgin Islands; principal islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke.
I WONDERED how far the British Virgin Islands could live up to their claim to have the best beaches in the world - but nothing could have prepared me for amazing Anegada.
Ferries run to and from St John's, Peter Island, Norman Island, Virgin Gorda and Anegada daily and island hopping is easy.
If the pace of life on the capital Tortola - where the government is considering installing the first set of traffic lights - seems a little too fast then Anegada is just a short hop away by aircraft and is a perfect chill out zone.