Late at night, on the barge between Santander and San Jose, you can look outside to the horizon but see little more than blackness. You can't tell the difference between the ocean and the land and the sky, and the only thing to give you a sense of perspective is the string of lights that dot the coastline. They come from buildings, houses, and lampposts, but from a distance you can't tell the difference (though the moving lights are obviously cars). You can't even make out the point where Cebu ends and Negros begins, or make out the difference between a low lying star and a house in the mountains.
I should get myself a camera.