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ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 12, 2011 5:31 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I just got back from a weeks Dive Trip to Bonaire. It is part of the Netherlands Antilles and what is commonly called the ABC Islands Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao off the coast of Venezuela.
It is not your typical tropical island, It is out of the hurricane belt and only gets about 20 inches of rain a year. I spent most of my time underwater but I did take a few hours to tour around the topside of the island. Well know for it's colorful town, wild donkeys & beautiful birds. High on my list was to see a few of the Flamingo flock and although I didn't get good pics of them I did get a really good look at them.
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ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 12, 2011 5:41 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Bonaire is a big producer of salt. The salt flats provide a nice habitat for the flamingos. It is one of the things that played a large part of the islands history. The slave huts are very small not tall enough for a man to stand up in.
There is also beautiful Lac Bay only a few feet deep and well know as a windsurfer area.
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ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 12, 2011 5:47 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
The northern end of the island is a National Park and I didn't have time to visit that but we did a tour of the area below the park. There is a very large lake, very shallow only a few feet deep and brackish water another habitat for the flamingos. There are huge cactus all over the island this agave is taller than me. The cactus fences are very interesting and seen everywhere around the island.
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ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 12, 2011 6:12 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
We stayed at a beautiful seaside resort and here are some pics of the beautiful landscaping.
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ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 12, 2011 6:32 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
These guys were everywhere near the shore line, hanging out in the outside dining area just waiting for us to share some of our salads with them.
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ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 12, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
So here are a few of the UW pics. The camera wasn't set at a high resolution so the pics aren't as clear as they should be. But it should give you and idea of what I saw and there sure was plenty of it to see.
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ImageRoses_R_Red
Nov 12, 2011 8:54 AM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
What a great adventure!! Beautiful pics, Holly, but I'm sure they're nothing compared to seeing them the way you did.
Imageeric4home
Nov 12, 2011 6:46 PM CST
Name: Ric
Dover, Pa
Holly brought me a gift from Bonaire, sea salts that were produced there. I look forward to enjoying them. Thumbs up Ric
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ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 13, 2011 5:15 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
It really is fun RRR you are so right UW pics just don't come close to showing how beautiful it all is.
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Imageaspenhill
Nov 13, 2011 12:11 PM CST
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA
Holly,
What a thrill to spend time in such a beautiful place. I enjoyed being an armchair traveler - had never even heard of Bonaire before. Thanks for the pics!
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ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 13, 2011 2:35 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I would head back there in a minute if I could.
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Imageeric4home
Nov 13, 2011 10:38 PM CST
Name: Ric
Dover, Pa
It sounded so nice that if they go again I'll probably tag along. Smiling Ric
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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ImageJan
Nov 15, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Name: Jan Jackson
south Jersey
Oh, yeah!!! Beautiful.. Now I know what to look for in January. Thank you. Glad it was super stupendous!!!
Imagesallyg
Nov 17, 2011 8:56 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Wow, beautiful, so interesting! Thanks for sharing!

I expect the meal costs are a little high, being an island? (Bermuda, about double what you'd pay back home)
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageHollyAnnS
Nov 17, 2011 2:28 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Meals were included with our package. The food was great and plenty of it. I liked the one dish ( Keshi Yena ) so much that I had it twice once for lunch and once for dinner then came home and made it for Ric, Josh & Cortney the other night.
It is pretty easy to make but a bit expensive because of the Gouda cheese.
Here is the recipe I used and it tasted just right.
http://www.i-sxm.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=artic...
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Imagesallyg
Nov 18, 2011 8:10 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Sounds tasty! I'll def order it if we go to Curacao.

I think, not having had the real deal, I'd cheat and try it with muenster at home.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon

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