|Extracted from The
Traveler's Venezuela Companion © The Globe Pequot
Press. Reproduced with permission.
God held a painter's palette as He brought light
to the world, He surely perfected the color blue
at the islands of Los Roques. As you fly over
the hundreds of pearl-drop islands, or meander
between them in a boat, every hue and shade of
azure, cerule an, aquamarine, turquoise and cobalt
seem to have been applied with meticulous skill
and divine intention.