Journey back home

The journey back home was quite exciting, for awhile anyway.  Peter, the caretaker, picked us up before sunrise to take us to the airport.  We went through security pretty quickly and then waited around for a couple hours until it was finally time for our flight.  We boarded the small plane and almost as soon …

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Schools of Fish

It’s hard to believe Friday is already here, almost over now actually. As usual, Riley and I woke first and ate breakfast on the patio while the boys slept in. I had been sitting on the loveseat reading a book when one of the iguanas walked up on the patio and headed straight to my …

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Donderdag

Yesterday afternoon we cooled off in the backyard pool, enjoying the breeze and relaxing before dinner.  Riley was scooping leaves that had fallen into the water when he said “Oh my gosh, there’s a scorpion in there!” Knowing him as I do, I thought he was just teasing hoping to get a reaction like me screaming and jumping …

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Sailing aboard the Compass

Today we set sail on the Compass, a Peterson 44 sail boat, for half day cruise along the bay of Bonaire.  The weather has been perfect every day with a near constant high of about 87 degrees during the day and 81 at night and today was no exception.  Captain Wim, and his mate Marianne …

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Is it mud or is it flamingo poop?

Today we explored the North end of the island. 1000 Steps is actually 64 stairs carved out of limestone in the side of a cliff leading down to a wide coral beach with beautiful blue water. We drove past a large picturesque saltwater lagoon where pink flamingos nest just outside Washington-Slaghaai National Park but we only spotted …

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Bright fish and a school of baby squid

Renee showed up right on time this morning to take us out on another snorkel excursion.  We piled in her truck and drove to a new spot farther up the beach from where we snorkeled last night.  The water was chilly to start with but felt warm almost immediately after jumping in.  The reef was full of colorful …

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Happy Birthday, Chandler!

Today is the first day of Chandler’s last teenage year.  Hard to believe it’s true, but so glad we can celebrate in such a beautiful place.  We spent the midday relaxing around the pool and patio.  The steady breeze kept us cool and lulled Matt to sleep under the shade of a palm.  The iguanas …

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Security guard, Caribbean style

When we checked in last night, the caretaker for the house informed us that a family of iguanas live in the tree just beside the front door.  He warned us not to feed them or they would become aggressive.  I walked outside this morning and saw this guy lounging in the sun.  Later in the …

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