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Last update April 01 2010.
We are still on Bonaire and enjoying every moment of it. I made some improvement on the house, just ready with the sanding part of the garage and will start painting in a couple days. Finally we finisted our Cruising Guide to Bermuda, there's been more research involved than expected. It's the only cruising guide to the Bermuda Islands and now available in softcover and as E-book, 52 pages full of local information and sketches with no adds. For more information go to SailAdventures.
We also had some guests, the dogs Apollo and Nikky from our neighbours stayed for one week at our house. Our neighbours Rob and Ans went on a cruise to Central America & Caribbean. Marley the dog from our other neigbour stayed also to play with the other dogs. Three dogs..... lots of work that is.
Surprise surprise in the last week of March; we met a couple we know from 7 years ago. We met them on Bonaire in their holidays in 2003, and later on that year we met in the Netherlands as well. They left Holland 2004 and went to Bonaire to start all over again, we left Holland 2005 to organize a Rally through the Red Sea. We lost contact with Ron and Ine but renewed it now last week. A lot has happend in the years past, Ron and Ine are building there own house on a beautiful spot on Lagoen Hill. We had a BBQ on their property and talked a lot and there will be more splendid days to come, we're sure!
I made my first dive in years again with John. Because of my ears I could not dive earlier. The beginning was hard (scary) as alway but the reward was big, we saw a big turtle and a lot of colourful fish. The coral was not that bad, I heard a lot of stories about the underwater changes because of polution, hurricanes and warming up of seawater being the biggest problem over here. The coral is not as colourfull as it was, but not as bad as said. We're going to test other dive sites on Bonaire the next weeks.
A walk through Kralendijk brought us back in time. Kralendijk is the capital of Bonaire. In 1634 the Dutch West Indies Company captured the island from the Spanish and builded Fort Oranje. From Fort Oranje with the lighthouse we walked to Wilhelmina Park en walked by the Protestant Congregation Church and the beautiful Pasangrahan. I enclosed some picteres of this town, called 'Playa' by the locals.
on the hardstanding in Faro. Position 37°01,1' N - 07°56,3' W.
Crew in Lagoen Hill 52, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.
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Wintering in Bonaire and use JoHo as a holiday address in the
years to come.
Meanwhile work in between and save some for our next big sailing trip.
John and Jolanda.