Dec 312016
 

As 2016 comes to a close, we want to thank you for sharing our adventures with us.  We wish you all a happy and healthy 2017 filled with love and adventure.

Rain, rain and more rain.  That’s been the weather forecast on Bonaire for the past month.  But we’re not complaining.  This desert island, along with its flora and fauna, welcome the life-giving H20.

The increased rains also mean that dive and snorkel conditions have been less than optimal.  But it’s still Bonaire, which means that the diving is still incredible.

Here are some scenes from the island this week.

tattoosh super yacht

Paul Allen’s Tatoosh has been docked in town for several days. She is 303 feet of super yacht complete with a helicopter and two 46 foot boats.

Tattoosh from her stern

Tatoosh from her stern

The Courtyard Marriott has been completed and is open for business.

The Courtyard Marriott has been completed and is open for business.

The Salt Pier - one of the most interesting dive sites on the island

The Salt Pier – one of the most interesting dive sites on the island

A panoramic view of the Salt Pier

A panoramic view of the Salt Pier

Dancing beak to beak in Gotomeer Lake

Dancing beak to beak in Gotomeer Lake

Another pair of flamingo mates at Lake Gotomeer

Another pair of flamingo mates at Lake Gotomeer

Eared Dove atop cactus near Rincon

Eared Dove atop cactus near Rincon

A Blue-tailed emerald hummingbird shimmers on its perch

A Blue-tailed emerald hummingbird shimmers on its perch

How are you celebrating the new year?  As tradition dictates, Bonaire will have multiple fireworks displays on the waterfront tonight.

Jul 272016
 

Here are some scenes captured this week on this divers’ paradise known as Bonaire.

This reef butterflyfish was spotted near the dive site Front Porch

This Reef Butterflyfish was spotted near the dive site Front Porch.

Also seen at Front Porch was this Yellowhead Jawfish.

Also seen at Front Porch was this Yellowhead Jawfish.

Looking north into the town of Kralendijk from Windsock Beach.

Looking north into the town of Kralendijk from Windsock Beach.

A Pelican perches atop a rocky outcrop near Pink Beach.

A Pelican perches atop a rocky outcrop near Pink Beach.

Turquoise waves crash over the rocks at Pink Beach.

Turquoise waves crash over the rocks at Pink Beach.

A Pelican soars over the ocean searching for prey.

A Pelican soars over the ocean searching for prey.

A Sailfin Blenny spotted at the dive site Atlantis. Also, known as Kite Beach, this site can only be safely dived on a windless day when there are no kiteboarders.

A Sailfin Blenny spotted at the dive site Atlantis. Also, known as Kite Beach, this site can only be safely dived on a windless day when there are no kiteboarders.

Due to the fact that Kiteboarder's have claimed the Atlantis dive site, it rarely sees scuba divers. This has allowed the sea fans and coral to flourish. Here is a shot of a very healthy and large fan.

Due to the fact that Kiteboarder’s have claimed the Atlantis dive site, it rarely sees scuba divers. This has allowed the sea fans and coral to flourish. Here is a shot of a very healthy and large fan.

A Tui Boeing 787 Dreamliner on final approach to Bonaire's Flamingo International Airport.

A Tui Boeing 787 Dreamliner on final approach to Bonaire’s Flamingo International Airport.

What have you seen in Bonaire this week?

Jul 142016
 

Here is a glimpse of life on dushi Bonaire this week.  The weather has been beautiful, and we’ve had a few much needed downpours.  Life is good!

Children on a kayak at Lac Cai

Children on a kayak at Lac Cai

Kites galore at Kite Beach

Kites galore at Kite Beach

pelican in flight S

A pelican in flight over the west coast

A glimpse of the southwest coast, including Red Slave

A glimpse of the southwest coast, including Red Slave

A Tui Dreamliner (Boeing 787) takes off for the 10 hour trip to Amsterdam

A Tui Dreamliner (Boeing 787) departs BON for the 10 hour trip to Amsterdam

Portrait of a Snowy Egret

Portrait of a Snowy Egret

A pelican perches on a fishing boat in downtown Kralendijk

A pelican perches on a fishing boat in downtown Kralendijk

Feb 172016
 

The island of Bonaire lies just 12° North of the Equator.  At this low latitude, the period of daylight is a generous 11-12 hours.  And on the Equator and in the low latitudes, you will find the fastest sunrises and sunsets on Earth (blink, and you’ll miss the sunset here on Bonaire).

Here are some images we’ve captured of these magnificent & colorful “golden hours”.

Sunrise on the East Coast of Bonaire

Sunrise on the East Coast of Bonaire

Sunrise over Red Slave

Sunrise over Red Slave

A Spectacular Array of Sunrise Colors

A Spectacular Array of Sunrise Colors

Sunset at Bachelor's Beach

Sunset at Bachelor’s Beach

Sunset over Klein Bonaire

Sunset over Klein Bonaire

And after sunset…

Moonrise over the Salt Mounds

Moonrise over the Salt Mounds

What is your favorite place to watch or photograph sunset?

Oct 212015
 

We’ve been away from the (salty) water for a little while, so I don’t have a large trove of new underwater shots to post.  But, we can’t put our cameras down for too long, so that means a temporary refocus from water to land.

Here are a few shots we’ve recently taken along the Hudson River in New Jersey and New York.

View of Hudson River from Bear Mountain, NY

View of Hudson River from Bear Mountain, NY

Bear Mountain Observation Tower

Bear Mountain Observation Tower

One way sign

Seven Lakes Drive, NY

Seven Lakes Drive, NY

It's leaf-peeping season in New England, and the colors are amazing.

It’s leaf-peeping season in New England, and the colors are amazing.

A chipmunk snacking on an acorn

A chipmunk snacks on an acorn

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Frog

A frog sunbathing by the pond

We will try to get some more fall foliage shots, since the most vibrant colors are yet to come.