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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Barbuda: Dreamy days and starry nights in the Caribbean

Telegraph: "On Barbuda's Low Bay, we eat breakfast at the top of the 'lighthouse' – an open-sided, two-storey tower plonked in the middle of our resort – admiring the 360-degree view of the Caribbean. A frigate bird passes, but otherwise there's nothing in sight. At night, we return for cocktails. This time there are stars by the million above us, but we feel as if we're the only people on Earth. 'Look, there's Jupiter!' says Mo, the hotel manager, as if greeting an old friend. Son of a master mariner, he points his telescope at the inky sky, a mass of stellar wonder."