It is Saturday August 26th and we have now been in Bonaire almost a week and we have just passed the halfway point in the trip. It is not like we have left the sun and America isn't going to be cold but I am already wondering how we can squeeze in some more sea and sun at the end before we fly home. It is so hot, the water is so clear and it's very much island life for us here in the Caribbean...continued below
Bonaire so far feels like a tropical paradise, the water is so clear. The snorkelling sites are well marked and with water 30 degrees we can snorkel for hours. Liv feels the cold though and her limit is 30 minutes so it does mean Rob or I usually go back to the beach with her. We are averaging a snorkel site each day and each has something different and amazing to offer. We have seen great barracuda by the salt mines wharf, a turtle on Bonaire Klein, and I have seen eels, a stingray and a turtle on my two dives. It was great getting back down deep for the first time in 10 years. We hired an underwater camera for a day so we could capture some of the amazing underwater life. We have about 1300 photos to cull through.
We have also started to explore the island and have seen the old capital which was well inland to protect from pirates, the working salt mines and the beautiful pink flamingos chilling in the salt water flats. We also passed a donkey sanctuary and the girls have that on the 'still to do' list.
So far the only real down side has been the loss of both iPhones. Two days in a row we lost one to salt water damage. Now I am the tourist taking an ipad (and not a mini) to dinner to take photos. Rob loves it 😆