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We relaxed around the Divi Flamingo resort today. We didn’t drive anywhere, do anything or really Continue reading Just an octopus
Bonaire shuts down on Sunday. Only one store on the whole island was open, even though there was a cruise ship in the harbor. So we headed south for a nice drive, searching for parrots, snow and salt!
We searched all over the south of the island and found no parrots. We came back to our hotel and what swoops down and nearly crashes into our windshield? Not one, not two, but three loras! Here’s a kind of “where’s waldo?” picture of a pair of them.
Anyways – we had a nice relaxing day enjoying the sea and sand right outside our door. I’m surprised by how busy the place is, as I expected it to be quieter here in the “off-season.” Lots to see as usual, but again, lots of things we’ve seen in the past, of course. The picture to the right is of a tiny collection of squid, the biggest of which is only three inches!
We had a nice flight into Bonaire last evening. We had no one sitting beside us, so we were able to stretch out and grab a nap. We had a bit of trouble finding our single night residence, but found it.
It’s a lovely single family home, right on Bachelor’s Beach, called Renaissance by the Sea. It had a wonderful view out the over the large deck, with a private dock to boot. The room was large and cozy, with a very comfortable bed.
Our photography is not great so I won’t bore you with second rate pictures. We saw some unusual things today. One thing that we’ve seen once in a while is an eel, being shadowed by a fish or two, while the eel is digging in the ground. The lurkers quickly grab anything that might be tasty. Today we saw that scenario at least a dozen times! And most of the eels had a barjack, a schoolmaster and a Spanish hogfish hanging around!
Our movies are not great, but I’ll try to edit a couple together and get it posted. BUT – my computer is in trouble – it seems to have blown the fan, and the computer is running super hot and and is vibrating like crazy. Hopefully it will make it through the trip…
Here is a movie of compiled clips from various little movies we made on day one.