Thursday, April 19, 2018

Exciting times, when your engine quits at sea

Excitement on a cruising boat is rarely a good thing. Having the engine quit on us was pretty exciting, and not in a good way.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

BVI revisited

Where were you during the hurricanes?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Life on the slant

  1. 1.
    the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.

Home is a place that is familiar, where you know the rules, you know the layout, you know how things work. You have expections.   Rhapsody is our home.  The sense of home is strong. The majority of the time she is at anchor or on a mooring.  She is a boat, so she moves. She rocks back and forth,  sometimes a gentle rock and other times not so gentle. While she is at anchor she rocks, but always returns to the center. We understand these rules, we feel them, we move to them, as others move to the rhythms of their homes.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Diving the Salt Pier

The diving in Bonaire is spectacular. The water clarity is great, the coral, for the most part, is doing well, and although there is a lack of larger fish and top level predators (sharks, large groupers, large barracuda) there is no shortage of things to see and critters to observe.  That being said, many of the dive sites have a great deal of similarity to each other. There are a few dive sites that truly stand out as being different, the Salt Pier is one of them.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Caving in Bonaire

"Is everyone comfortable entering here" Hans asked, showing us a very small hole in the ground and getting out his climbing rope. Hans is the founder of Outdoor Bonaire and was our guide for the morning.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Carnival Parade

After watching the children's parade last week I have learned how to watch a parade in Bonaire.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Children's Parade

Carnival n. A period of public revelry at a regular time each year.

Revelry nlively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol. 

Most Caribbean islands have Carnival at some time during the year. This is Carnival time in Bonaire. Yesterday the main festivities got a kickoff with the Children's Parade.