As I walked back down from Plantation House, the sun was setting behind some clouds. Briefly there were the most spectacular sunbeams I think I've ever seen, rays of light poking out of the clouds and playing all over the ocean below. But trees and houses obscured the view, so I hurried to get back to where I was staying, where the view from the veranda was uninterrupted.
By the time I got back, the sunbeams had gone. The sun was fully behind thick cloud. A tiny consolation was that when the sun emerged into a gap between the cloud and the horizon, it looked pretty good.