One of my books – Journeys of a Lifetime – contains a description of a visit I made to Barbuda. Here’s what I wrote in 2004
” Barbuda is a flat sand-coloured leaf loating on a pool of blue. Water laps its edges amd the wind, whistling across its desolate landscape, makes me feel uneasy and unsafe, fearful that at any moment a wave may flow across the whole island and engulf it…. Barbuda bangs and clangs like a ship buffeted by winds that seem to strike it from every direction…”
Later, I called in to the rum shop and had a stiff drink.