Today, Friday, Jan 25th, we stopped at the second largest of the ABC islands, Bonaire. To be exact, we stopped at the capital of Bonaire, Kralendijk. Kralendijk is a large town of 2000 people. So, there is not many people on the island, but it is a watersports paradise featuring diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and water-skiing. Because of its balmy weather it is also a paradise for birds. At last count, there are more flamingos living on the island than human beings. The island of Bonaire was first discovered by Amerigo Vespucci in 1499. The Dutch took over Bonaire in 1636 in retaliation for losing St. Maarten to the Spanish.
Here’s a look at Kralendijk from the ship:
Remember the blue Caribbean, here’s the green Caribbean:
Susy and I went ashore to visit this small village:
As we went down the pier to the town we encountered this port sign:
Where does Susy go first?
But look who got there first, yours truly, just to let you know I’m along on the trip.
Here’s a few photos of the downtown:
In one of the shops we saw an unique electric tree:
After a visit to the local café, Wifi hotspot, we headed back to the ship:
It was an interesting island to visit. Next is a relaxing day at sea before our next port; Trinidad.
I want to end this post (from both Susy and I) by thanking everyone who sent us wishes on our anniversary, especially Gigi and Dirk for their remembrances.
Love You All,
Gary (alias Gagu)