Bonaire, Got Wheels Again!

Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017

Great driftwood driveway entrance at Hillside Village Bar n Grill

We were invited to a local Halloween Party on Bonaire and dressed up as dive site markers! A perfect costume for the island. Bright yellow rocks, with the dive site names written on them in  black.   We thought for certain, everyone would know what we were.  Unfortunately, we had to explain.  Oh Well!  No Pics were taken.  The bright yellow shirt and bright yellow t-shirt dress have already been cut up into boat rags.  The sharpie marker’d “Hands Off” and “White Slave” sections have been discarded.  No need to have black sharpie marker accidentally making its way into the laundry.

Rainbow in the Park

We decided to rent a  vehicle again and go check out Washington-Slagbaai Park.  Even though we had “planned” to get there in time to do the Long Loop, we ended up having to do the Short route again.  Sometimes it is hard for Angie to get moving quickly in the mornings.  However, we did have enough time to snorkel off of Slagbaai this time.  There was not much to see as far as coral color, but there were still some good fish sightings.  Right off the bat, we had 3 large tarpons greet us in the water.  We saw eels, and a plethora of colorful fish and lots of small, juveniles.  Unfortunately, we forgot our underwater camera!  Angie was not very organized for the trip.

Caracara

We also saw the Bonairian parakeets and the Caracara again.  A few donkeys and goats helped us along the dirt roads, and we even were blessed with a nice rainbow!

Heading through Rincon again, we did not stop at the Cadushi Distillery for a tour and tasting.  However, we did stop to do a drive-by photo.  Maybe someday we will actually stop.

Caribbean Club

Since we had the vehicle, we also toured some real estate.  The Caribbean Club has a nice dive site facility, restaurant, and pools.  They are across from the Stinapa Marine Park headquarter building and are located just up the hill from Oil Slick Leap, a very nice dive off of the short cliffs at the start of the Northern dive site region.

Oil Slick Leap ladder for exiting water
Stinapa Headquarters

We also checked out property in Sabadeco.  They have tennis courts with probably the best view, ever.

 

We also took pics of our favorite house we have seen so far…. Purple with turquoise trim, go figure!

 

Unfortunately,  Mark’s new drone steering skills (aka: trimming the herb garden) did not take into consideration it being carried off by a wind gust.  No more drone 😦

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