Monday, January 29, 2018

An Underwater Rainbow

The diversity of life and colors in Bonaire is wonderful. I have collected some pictures showing the rainbow of colors. 


Monday, January 22, 2018

Fishballs in Bonaire

We get to see many things while out on our daily swim/snorkle. One of the more dramatic incidences was seeing these fish under our friend's catamaran, Uno Mas. The smaller fish were schooling in a ball and then being attacked by first by Yellow fin Snappers, then Bar Jacks and then the  big fish, the Tarpon arrived.

Friday, January 19, 2018


Any day that I spot an octopus is a good day. I get great joy from watching them move and change not only the color of their skin, but also the texture. Often when we are diving or snorkeling, especially in the day, and we spot an octopus we just barely see a glimpse of them in their hideouts.

Monday, January 15, 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.

Saturday, January 13, 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.

Wednesday, January 3, 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.