Sunday, July 6, 2008

It's hard not to like

a town where the two main traveler's hotels are the Titanic and the Watergate.

Despite the catastrophic references, Kilifi is pretty swell. Built at the mouth of a deep water creek, the town faces the Indian Ocean on bluffs -- the pelucid waters of the creek slowly giving way to the surge and chop of the ocean.

It is quiet, and the Southern Hemisphere starscape burns bright.

I'm not staying at the Titanic or the Watergate, despite the attraction of the names. But don't cry for me -- my place has a huge pool overlooking the ocean!