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
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
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.