Sunday, March 9, 2014


As one can glean from looking across Bonaire's harbor what the central tourist draw might be: snorkeling and scuba diving.
Bonaire, meaning "good air", is one of the group known as the ABC islands, i.e., Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. It is located off the north coast of South America near the western part of Venezuela. It is believed that the first Bonaire settlers came from Venezuela. Venezuela is a major supplier of goods and food to the islands.
While awaiting de-boarding, a lone pelican surveys the territory.
Greeting us to the port, two bright yeller canaries decorated the shutters.
Got time to kill, have a drink over the water.
And hopefully, one can get an idea of why scuba diving/snorkeling is popular. The water is clear and inviting.
The different shades of ocean give a hint of the increasing depth.
If one hasn't guessed, our choice of tour that day was snorkeling. With regret, no pictures of the dive are available as my little point and shoot camera is getting old and I am afraid it is not longer water proof. But take my word for it, snorkeling off Bonaire is indeed great.
Back on land, we had time to sight-see a little in Klein.
I don't remember what this symbolized but I thought it was pretty.
Whereas Bonaire was at times under different countries' rule: Spain, Dutch, Britain, and even the U.S. during WWII, Klein still reflects Dutch influence.
And a fond farewell as we start our departure from the wonderful coral island of Bonaire.

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