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We started watching for the green flash on our first Caribbean trip. Each island sunset found us on the beach, willing that split-second natural phenomena to appear.
Although not exclusive to the Caribbean, the green flash is certainly the Holy Grail of many island travels. Under certain meteorological conditions, a green sizzle occurs on the horizon at sunset. Science explains this as the refraction of sunlight through the Earth's atmosphere. Islanders have a more romantic explanation: couples who witness the flash are guaranteed true love. Novelist Jules Verne even claimed that "he who has been fortunate enough once to behold it is enabled to see closely into his own heart and to read the thoughts of others.''
On our island travels, we always search for the elusive green flash. Like Linus in the pumpkin patch, we maintain our sandy vigil at sunset on every trip. Conditions must be perfect -- no clouds, no wind.
The moment of truth comes when the sun touched the horizon, when it seems to flatten as it slides beneath the darkening sea. Then, just when the last slice of red disappears, a sudden afterimage, one last green finger of light, flashes. So brief but yet so perfect.
The beauty of those island sunsets is perfectly captured in this Island Sunset Dog Collar, handmade in Hawaii, a place where they certainly know a thing or two about sensational sunsets.