Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bonaire by Totem

I am going  to totally cheat here. Behan Gifford on Totem wrote such a nice post on Bonaire that I am just going to link to it, primarily because she expresses so well our experience in Bonaire.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Sapphire of Bonaire

As a child I always dreamed of having a swimming pool nearby. At the age of 5 I wanted to take swimming lessons, but I was too young according to our local pool. My mother convinced them to let me take lessons and I have been infatuated with water ever since.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bonaire bombards the New Year



Celebrating the New Year in Bonaire starts early. After Christmas day there is Second Christmas (December 26th),  and then the ramping up to New Year's begins. It began with a few firecrackers here and there, and the occasional firework display. Each day there were more and more. Some were benign, some were disturbing. The day before New Year's Eve we watched as several young men were hurling small bombs into the water and causing an explosion of water as they went off. It reminded me of dynamite fishing and I knew that the fish in the area were suffering.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Bonaire by land

Most of our joy in Bonaire has been water based, swimming, snorkeling, diving, but there have been some land based activities that we have really enjoyed. We always like to rent a car when on a new island to explore the regions that are not accessible by boat. Shortly after we arrived in Bonaire we shared a car with our boat buddies John and Ziggy from Windancer IV and toured toured the southern 2/3rds of Bonaire,  leaving the northern national park for another day.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Racing in Bonaire

What a fun weekend. Sail, walk and Triathlon in Bonaire and we are right at the start/finish line. All the water pictures were taken from Rhapsody. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ostracods Night Dive

When we first arrived in Bonaire several people told us that we had to do the Ostracod dive.
"Ok, but what is it?"
"A fabulous light show underwater"

Monday, December 4, 2017

Chocolate and Rum

Chocolate and rum, a winning combination.  This was the second half of Cutty's tour, the Grenada Chocolate Company and the Rivers Rum distillery.